John Russell

John Richard Russell

Friday, May 12th, 1939 - Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Albuquerque, NM- John Richard Russell passed away peacefully on July 28, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. Johnny was born on May 12, 1939 the son of John and Mary (Johnson) Russell both of whom immigrated to this country from west of Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland. He graduated from Sacred Heart grammar school, Cathedral High School, Grand Seminary in Montreal, and the University of New Mexico. He served for a short time in the Diocese of Springfield and for thirty years in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. An accomplished musician, he played the accordion and the piano. Irish music was a lifelong love for Johnny and one of his greatest joys was having had the opportunity to play in concert with the legendary Chieftains at the University of New Mexico in February 2000. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother, James. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, August 30,2019 at 11:30am in St. Mary’s section of St. Michael’s Cemetery.
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  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 11:30am
  • Interment

    St. Michael's Cemetery
    1601 State Street
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