Maura Ann Russell
February 15, 1974 - November 19, 2017
Maura A. Russell, 43, of Brockton, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 19, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, with her family, friends and Fr. Salamone surrounding her and comforting her with prayer.
Born Friday, February 15, 1974 in Brockton, she was the loving daughter of the late David F. Russell and Sarah A. "Sally" (Osborne) Russell. Raised in Brockton, she graduated from Brockton High School in 1992 and then graduated from Syracuse University in 1996 where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. During her education at Syracuse, she studied abroad at the University of Wales in Australia.
Maura worked in various roles in Human Resources. While living in California she worked for E. News Entertainment and then when returning to Massachusetts, worked for Putnam, ADP Payroll, Massachusetts Financial Services, Stonehill College and Residence Inn by Marriott.
Maura enjoyed spending time in West Harwich and exploring Cape Cod, traveling with her family and friends to various destinations by plane or cruise ship. Maura loved spending time with family and friends on the holidays and birthdays. A few of her greatest joys in life was playing with her only nephew, Daniel; being a Godmother to Abigail and taking care of her “puppies”, Maarten, Foley and Flanagan.
During Maura’s challenges in her life, she was always the first to help others before helping herself and always the first to volunteer to help at local charities and organizations.
Maura was a loving friend with a beautiful smile that touched everyone she met, she will be missed.
Maura is survived by her brother, David F. Russell, Jr. and his wife Anne Marie; her sister, Suzanne F. Backoff and her husband Brian; her adored nephew, Daniel F. Russell; she is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and loyal friends.
Maura’s funeral will be from her childhood home, Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (RT 123) Brockton on Tuesday, November 28th at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated for the repose of Maura's soul at 11:00AM by the Rev. James Flavin. Interment will follow in the family plot at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Monday from 3:00-7:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider in keeping with Maura’s Catholic and educational values, a donation to the David & Sarah Russell Scholarship Fund, established at Trinity Catholic Academy, 37 Erie Ave., Brockton, MA 02302 to enhance the educational opportunities for students in need.
Visitation: Russell & Pica-Brockton
Service: Our Lady of Lourdes Church