Andover, MA — William E. Russell, Jr. passed away on July 16, 2014, at the age of 82. Bill will be missed greatly by his beloved wife of 53 years, Judith; his daughters, Suzanne and Donna (Meuth); son, Mark; son-in-law, Michael Meuth, and grandsons, Ryan, Jason and Derek Meuth. Born in Arlington, Mass., Bill was a member of the class of 1953 at College of the Holy Cross. In addition, he received advanced degrees from Boston College and Boston University. A devoted husband and father, Bill’s first priority throughout his life was his family. Together with Judith, he treasured time with his children and grandchildren.
Bill was a longtime educator. In 1968, Bill began teaching at Merrimack College, where, for over 30 years, he taught and inspired hundreds of students. He retired in 2000, but rejoined the faculty to teach a special program for freshmen in 2004-05.
Donations in his memory may be made to The Josephites (www.josephites.org).
Published on  July 24, 2014