Betty L. (Brown) Russell NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Betty L. (Brown) Russell, 88, passed away peacefully at Whitney Place, Northborough, on April 8, 2019. Betty was the loving wife of 60 years to Sanford H. “Sandy” Russell, until his death in 2017 separated them. Betty is survived by two loving sons Hew Russell and wife Michelle and their children Logan and Lulu, of Marion; Bill Russell and wife Michelle and their children Jon, Hope and Nick, of Sterling. A sister, Billie Mills, preceded Betty in death. Born and raised in Barre, Vermont, Betty was a daughter to the late Leone (Reynolds) Brown and Arthur K. Brown. She graduated Spaulding HS, Class of 1948, prior to earning her BS in Retailing from Simmons College in 1952. She worked in retail fashion after college life, at G. Fox of Hartford, Connecticut, and later in life, worked for Sears. She lived on Pleasant Street in Northborough for over 55 years and resided in Arlington from 1957 to 1961. She spent her last two years at Whitney Place. Betty enjoyed playing tennis, skiing and antiquing with Sandy. She was quite talented at quilting and loved time with her family. She loved walking the forests and gardens at their home on Pleasant Street. Betty’s family wishes to thank all of the wonderful staff at Whitney Place for their kindness and loving support shown to Betty during her stay there. Calling hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Her funeral will be held on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Resident Activities Fund, Whitney Place of Northborough, 238 West Main St., Northborough, MA 01532. For online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.

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