Alan Robert Russell, of Lebanon, passed away on April 13, 2023, at Hartford Hospital after a difficult illness with cancer. He was 68 years old. Alan was born on May 28, 1954, in Hartford, a son of the late Donald and Alice (Windsor) Russell. Alan grew up in Glastonbury and graduated from Glastonbury High School. Alan was a hard-working man who loved building, tinkering and creating new things. He was a self-employed carpenter working as Alan Russell Carpentry throughout his career and retiring a few years ago. In his free time, Alan was a member of the East Hartford Employees Golf League. He will be remembered for his happy demeanor and wonderful smile which he maintained through the good times and hard times in his lifetime. He will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by his step daughter and her family, with whom he made his home on Amston Lake, Shelley and Robert Kay; a step daughter, Jessica Watson of Wisconsin; grandchildren Kelsie Kay, Codi and wife Ingrid Kay of Columbia, Abigail, Kate and PJ Watson of Wisconsin; a brother, Gary Russell of Colchester; nieces, Beth Kiss and husband, Doug of Coventry, Brenda Lincoln of Webster, NY; a nephew Donald and his wife Rena Russell of Colchester; great-grandchild Phoebe Kay; and many other extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Donna Walsh. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 20th beginning with calling hours from 4 – 5:30 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. A memorial service will follow at 5:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org To sign the online guest book or share a memory of Alan, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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