MILLINOCKET – Geraldine Irene (Bouchard) Russell, 90, went to be with Jesus and the Virgin Mary on Jan. 27, 2014. She passed at Orono Commons Nursing Home, in Orono, with family by her side. Gerry was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Bangor, the third daughter of William and Agnes (Marquis) Bouchard.
She was a lifelong resident of Millinocket and communicant of St. Martin of Tours Catholic church, of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish. Geraldine took pride in knowing everyone who lived in the town of Millinocket up until 1960 when the mill expanded and people from afar gained employment.
She is survived by four of her five children, Mary Dexter of Hollis Center, Leonard Jr. of Millinocket, Ricky of Millinocket, and James of South Newfane, Vt. She held a special place in her heart for her six grandchildren, Sarah Dexter, Lindsey Soriano, Mark Dexter, Heather LaPlante, Jill Cram, and Amber Russell; and her nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Geraldine was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Leonard Sr.; her fourth son, William; and sisters, Phyllis, Frances, and Elizabeth.
Per family wishes there will be no public wake. Everyone will be invited to her public services which will be announced in the spring, including her committal service when she is interred in the family plot at the Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Gerry may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.