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Martha I. Russ

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother
 Martha I. (Pratt) Russ, 80, of Lowell, died peacefully early Monday morning, February 23rd at Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus.
 Born in Everett, Massachusetts, July 9, 1934, a daughter of the late Harry Joseph and the late Myrtle Esther (Glennon) Pratt, she attended Everett schools and was a graduate of Everett High School. Following high school, Martha enlisted in the United States Air Force where she proudly served her country. After her honorable discharge, she went on to attend and graduate from college earning a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
 Before retiring, Martha was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at various nursing homes throughout the Merrimack Valley. After retirement, she was a volunteer in many different capacities at Lowell General Hospital.
 Among her many activities, being a member of many book clubs and a collector of books, she was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and loved surfing the Internet. She also had a massive collection of dolls. However, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her loving family.
 Martha is survived by a daughter Donna L. Guilfoyle and her husband Richard; two sons Denny McCarthy and Dana Russ; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
 She was also mother of the late Edward Russ who died in 2008.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at  Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (4)
  • Helen T Harris
    I hope that my dear friend knows somehow much I cared for her we have known each from the ninth grade We joined the Air Force together I wish thar her daughter Donna had called me that she was sick.Well I will say a prayer for her She was a great friend alwaysPlease God let her know how much I cared Helen T Harris
  • jessie Grace smith  - Ethel Chick
    Ethel and I went to First Church in Danvers together . We sang often at the Danvers State Hospital. Have very fond memories of such a wonderful friend and talented musician . My sympathy to her family for their loss.
  • Robin Anderson
    Donna & Rich my heart goes out to you and tour family thoughts and prayers
  • Robin Anderson
    Donna & Rich my heart goes out to you and your family thoughts and prayers for you and your family
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