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Troy, New York 12180

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Patrick & Maurice Russell – Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony

August 14, 2017

Honoring Patrick & Maurice Russell, held in the Legislative Chambers


Patrick K. Russell was born in Labasheeda County Clare, Ireland on April 19, 1906 to the late Patrick and Ellen (Flatley) Russell.  Patrick was one of seven children, having four sisters, Helen, Nancy, Mae and Margaret; and two brothers, David and John.

Patrick attended Elementary School in Ireland.

Patrick enlisted in the United States Army on January 15, 1942 during World War II.  He was the proud recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.  Patrick was honorably discharged on October 5, 1945.

Patrick married his wife, Anne (Fitzgerald) Russell on June 10, 1946 in Troy.  Together they had four children, Mary Anne, Patrick Jr., John and the late Maurice.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Shannon, Patrick, Garth, Michael, James, Geoffery, Annie, Jennifer and Jay; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Patrick was employed with Vanderheyden School and Ten Eyck Hotel in Albany.

Patrick was Chief of Vanderheyden Hall and he was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Troy and Watervliet.

Patrick loved gardening and was a avid Yankee fan.



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