Russell W. MillerMarch 26,2014
Russell W. Miller
Russell W. Miller
RIVERTON — Russell Wayne Miller, 63, passed away at his home Monday, March 24, 2014, after a courageous 16-month battle with lung cancer. His family was at his bedside.
He was born in Northfield Feb. 1, 1951, the son of William H. and Vera (Hardaker) Miller.
He was a graduate of Northfield High School, class of 1969.
He married Penny Colgan on June 23, 1973.
Shortly after graduating from high school, he began learning the carpentry trade. He started his own carpentry business, doing residential construction, renovations, furniture and cabinet-making.
Russell enjoyed spending time with his family and helping them with remodeling and other projects. He also liked tinkering in his workshop, all types of woodworking, fishing, and spending time on Steele Hill at their camp. He enjoyed traveling and was fortunate to visit many places, including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Alaska and Ireland.
Survivors include his wife, Penny, of Riverton; his son Jacob and his wife, Chandra (Stratton) Miller, of Plainfield; granddaughters Keilghan and Hadleigh; his daughter, Megan Miller, of Roxbury; youngest son Lucas and his wife, Tammy (Paradie) Miller, of East Roxbury; grandsons Michael Jr., Merrill and Nicholas Witham; his mother, Vera Miller, of Northfield; two sisters, Everon and her husband, Butch Capone, of Concord, N.H., and Betty and her husband, Stanley Rounds, of South Northfield; two brothers, William Miller and companion Barbara, and Allan and his wife, Cynthia Miller, of Northfield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, William.
Calling hours will be conducted Thursday, March 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave., Northfield. A memorial service celebrating Russell’s life will be held Friday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Northfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
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