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RUSSELL, Thomas B., of Braintree, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on October 3, 2022, at the age of 67. Born in Brockton, Thomas grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Mass College of Art and Design with further studies at University of Westminster in London. Thomas was an Industrial Designer and woodworker, and a professor at his Alma Mater, where he quickly became a beloved instructor who was devoted to his students. A devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, Thomas will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Thomas was the beloved husband of Lisa Gabriella (Regillo) Russell. Loving father of Corinna Lee Schultz and her husband Matthew of PA and Gabriella. Dear son of Donald M. Russell of Bellingham and the late Reta M. (Brooks) Russell. Devoted brother of Gail Drew of Bellingham, Gary Russell of Wrentham, Paul Russell of ME and Pam Barros of Stoughton. Cherished “Papa Tom” to grandchildren Oliver Ansel Schultz and Analise Marie Schultz. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his devoted caretaker, Karen Ferry of Quincy. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 1:30 PM in the Chapel at St. Michael Cemetery, 500 Canterbury St., Roslindale, MA 02131. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Berkshire Woodworkers Guild, P.O. Box 436, Ashley Falls, MA 01222. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, Braintree. To leave a message for the family, please visit

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