Jacqueline Ruth (Philbrook) Russell


May 17, 1931
- September 21, 2006

MILO - Jacqueline Ruth (Philbrook) Russell, 75, wife of Charles O. Russell, passed away Sept. 21, 2006, with her family around her, at her home. Jacky was born May 7, 1931, in Mattawamkeag, to Ernest and Lula (Moore) Philbrook. She came to know Brownville Junction as her hometown and she was a proud member of the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association, having graduated in 1949. Her Friday morning coffee club gave her something to look forward to each week and she had many friendships from the Class of 1949. Jacky was very talented with her hands and found enjoyment in knitting, quilting, cross-stitching and sewing gifts for her friends and family. She also enjoyed snapping photographs with her camera. Each photo held a memory and allowed her to cherish every moment. Jacky viewed life as a treasured gift and taught her family to live life as such. Those close to her will never forget her smile and positive attitude. Jacky was an inspiration, finding the best in all situations. She was full of life and amazing strength and never questioned God's will. Jacky was an active member of St. Francis Xavier and Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Milo. Her family will forever feel the loss of her physical presence, but her memory will live on forever in our hearts. She maintained a strong faith that she would be reunited in heaven with those who had previously passed away. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 57 years, Charles of Milo; two sons, Wallace and his wife, Nancy, of Brownville and Mark and his wife, Diane, of Hampden. Jacky had four grandchildren whom she adored and who adored her in return, Jill Russell-Morey and her husband, Ben, of Windham, Kerri Russell-Wiles and her husband, Brian, of Brownville, Megan Russell of Brownville and Justin Russell of Bangor. Her great-granddaughter, Carly Jean Morey; and special canine companion, Lizzie, brought a lot of joy to Jacky, and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her second great-granddaughter. She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and was always extremely supportive and involved in activities that included them. Jacky was predeceased by her mother and father; brothers, Vernon and Ernest "Midge" Philbrook; her sister, Esther; two sons, Tennyson and Scott; two daughters, Esther Russell Mannisto and Lisa Russell; and her granddaughter, Starr Ann Mannisto. A memorial Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at St. Francis Xavier and Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Milo, with Fr. James Robichaud officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Milo.


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