Russell L. Healey, 90

Russell Healey

NAPLES  — Russell Lee Healey, 90, of Brook Hollow Drive died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston after a long illness. He was born in Derry, N.H., on Jan. 2, 1923, a son of Everett and Florence Healey.

He was taken out of school to work in the woods at nine years old and was a hard worker his whole life. He was a paratrooper, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He continued to work in the woods for many years and later drove a milk delivery truck. He owned and operated a farm in New Hampshire with Mary, where he raised mink among other animals and crops for many years as well. He operated a garage where he was an auto mechanic for several years in Massachusetts, and always enjoyed tinkering on vehicles his whole life. He also was a professional house painter for many years in Mass.

Russell was a fine craftsman, building fine furniture and novelties for Ye Olde House in North Conway for many years. Later in life he was very proud of his painting and woodworking, continuing to make those novelties for several more years.

Russell will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Mary Healey, who died the year he moved to Brook Hollow; also his son Allan Healey; his brothers, Harold and Charles Healey; and his sisters, Evelyn King, Lillian Seaver, Doris Healey, Marie Johnson, Eunice Healey and Betty Morin.

Surviving are three brothers, Kenneth Healey and wife Dot of Bridgton, and Richard and Lloyd Healey of N.H., as well as several nieces and nephews. Also his good friends Vernon Saunders of Windham and Karen Fyffe of Naples.

Russell's services will be private in the spring.

Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish, Maine. www.wnyfuneralhome.com

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