The death has occurred of

Josephine Russell née Carroll,

15 Desmond Grove, Lismore Lawn, Waterford
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
20 December 2022
Date of Funeral
23 December 2022
Funeral Venue
St Paul's Church, Lisduggan

Former Lollipop Lady at the Presentation School.

Late of Dominic Place and St. Alphonsus Road, Waterford.

Predeceased by her twin brother Thomas, her son Brendan and her sister Brenda.

Sadly missed by her loving husband Sonny, children Aidan, Deirdre, Ruth and Dermot, Rose and Michael, grandchildren Simon, Nicholas, Conor, Niamh, Jack, Zoe, Sam and Ethan, great-grandchildren Adam, Hope, Harry and new born baby O’Sullivan, sister Evelyn, brother Christy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Josephine Rest in Peace

Reposing at her residence on Thursday (22nd December) from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Josephine’s funeral cortége will be walking from the Bank on Church Road on Friday en route to St Paul’s Church for Mass on arrival at 10 am followed by burial in St. Otteran’s Cemetery.

Mass will be livestreamed at 10 am on Friday by following the link below:

Mass Link

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s society by following the link below:

Donation Link

Book of Condolence: A message of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below.

Condolence Link

The Russell family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time. Mass cards can be posted to Robert Thompson Funeral Directors, Barrack Street, Waterford.


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