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Russell W. Goodsell, Jr.
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Obituary for Russell W. Goodsell, Jr.

ALBURGH – Russell W. Goodsell Jr. age 83, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home in Alburgh surrounded by his loving family.

He was born August 14, 1934 in Rutland, VT to the late Russell Sr. & Catherine (Griffith) Goodsell.

Russell was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish and work in his garden. He worked as a plumber for several years until he started the family business, Crossroads Mobil in Alburgh. Russell loved his role as Grampa and Great Grampa and he always looked forward to Alburgh’s July 4th parade, his home was the parade headquarters.

He is survived by his children, Paula Whitcomb and her husband Robert, Glen Goodsell and his wife Martha and Martha Goodsell and her husband Steve all of Alburgh; 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; his long-time companion, Evelyn Dubuque of North Hero; sister, Betty King and her husband Fred of Colbrook, NH and many nieces, nephews & cousins. Besides his parents, Russell was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Hebert) Goodsell; their daughter, Andrea Balch and his sisters, Judy Clapper and her husband Arvin and Rita Lucas and her husband Fritz.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM with Deacon Duane Langlois officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax.

For those who wish, contributions in Russell’s memory may be made to the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446.

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Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488





12:00 PM
Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488

Cemetery Details


St. Luke's Catholic Cemetery

Vermont Route 128
Fairfax, VT 05454

Memorial Contribution

VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

1110 Prim Road
Colchester, VT 05446

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