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Joseph A. “Chubba” Russell

December 4, 1945 – January 20, 2021  

Joseph A. “Chubba” Russell of Reading, died at age 75 after a long courageous battle with Covid-19. 

He was the devoted husband of Susan (Spingel) Russell, the loving father of Shelley Gadowski and her partner Billy Thomas, Marc Russell and his wife Janeen.  He will be greatly missed by his cherished grandchildren, Tom, Cody, and Avery Gadowski, Josephine, Dylan and Tristan Russell.  He was the beloved brother of Edwin “Punkin” Russell, William “Butchie” Russell and Jane Russell.   

Joseph was pre-deceased by his parents Mildred (Corlin) and Edwin Russell, and his siblings John, Gail and Judy Russell.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends. 

“Chubba” worked for many years as a Supervisor at the Public Works in Cambridge. 

Due to Covid-19, at this time all services will be private, and a celebration of his life will be held at a later time. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his memory to the National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to the

American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 

22116-7023 or online at


# Jane Fahey 2021-01-26 22:09
R I P my loving brother forever in my heart .❤
# Linda crimmins hill 2021-01-27 04:28
My condolence to the Russell family for the loss of Chubba. What can i say to describe Chubba? He was loved by so many. He always found time to call family and see how everyone was doing. His smile was contagious and I will always have that picture of him smiling in my head. He was a amazing husband, brother and grandfather. He had many cousins and I bet he was the most loved. I was heart broken to hear of his passing and we only visited on the phone since I live in Colorado. He loved to talk about his family and of course he always got me laughing. Jane, Edwin and Butch stay close. so much loss in the past few years. i will stay in touch.
# Taylor Russell 2021-01-27 17:20
Rest in the sweetest peace Uncle Chubba ! You were so loved by so many people. You had the biggest heart and were always so kind to everyone.
# Neil Campbell 2021-01-28 03:11
RIP my friend of over 65 years. My heartfelt condolences to Susan, family and friends. Until we meet again. Love, Neil

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