Sunday, September 27, 2020


Patricia Holsenbeck Russell



Patricia Holsenbeck Russell of Guilford, formerly of Lansdale, Pennsylvania and Vero Beach, Florida, died on July 30. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, and was the daughter of Raymond A. and Esther Kennedy Holsenbeck.

She was a graduate of Branford High School and The University of Connecticut. She did graduate work at Southern Connecticut State University and Temple University. She taught for many years at The Hopwood School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Russell leaves her husband Peter L. Russell of Guilford, and daughters Krista (Bruce Houston), Julie (Brett) Dowe, Betsy (Michael) Bruneau, and Sara (John) Castlevetro. She also leaves eight grandchildren, Seth (Amanda) and Abby Houston, Rachel and Jack Dowe, Lia and Natalie Bruneau, and Ella and Gianna Castlevetro. She leaves a great-granddaughter, Blair Houston. She is also survived by three sisters.

A private burial will be held at the Memorial Garden of the First Church of Christ Congregational in Guilford. Throughout her life, Pat was involved in many different causes for social justice and the environment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Arbor Day Foundation, 211 N. 12th St., Lincoln, NE 68508.

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