Kevin 'Nipsey' E.
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SOUTH PORTLAND - Kevin 'Nipsey' E. Russell, 61, of South Portland, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was born in Chelsea Mass., on Aug. 12, 1951, the son of William and Reta Scahill Russell and brother of William and Brian. Kevin grew up in South Portland and was a graduate of South Portland High School.
Kevin was a veteran of the United States Army and had great pride in having part in the armed forces.
Kevin worked for Deering Ice Cream Company for over 10 years and was last employed with Shaw's Supermarket.
Kevin loved to travel, was a huge follower of the Boston Celtics and was a very loving soul to his friends and family.
Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Lee Russell of 10 1/2 years; she was his friend for over 40 years; his step son Dustin, Ryan Litchfield, both of whom he loved very much and treated with great kindness and compassion; two brothers, William E. Russell and his wife Mary, Brian J. Russell; and two nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Kevin's close friends and family on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial with military rites will be held in Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. For those attending Kevin's services, the family asks for no formal clothes, just the way Kevin wanted it; casual clothes and a loving environment. Arrangements by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com.
Kevin 'Nipsey' E. Russell
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 18, 2013