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895 Route 82
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Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
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Thomas Russell

Thomas Francis Russell Jr.

August 31, 1946 - February 8, 2021
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COLD SPRING – Thomas F. Russell, Jr., a lifelong local area resident, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 74.

Son of the late Thomas F. and Margaret (Waters) Russell, he was born in Manhattan on August 31, 1946. Thomas was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam era. He served as a driver for ranking members as they visited military bases.

For 35 years, he worked as an electrician for Tilcon (formerly Trap Rock, Lonestar) in Wappingers Falls, retiring in 2011. His hobbies included golf and fishing, and he was an overall sports fan. He enjoyed birds, especially hummingbirds. More than anything else, Thomas loved being with his family.

On July 11, 1969, he married Linda S. Niver at St. Joachim Church in Beacon. Linda survives at home in Cold Spring.

Additional survivors include three sons: Thomas Joseph Russell of Cold Spring, Christopher Michael Russell & his wife Kaela of Hopewell Junction, and Patrick John Russell & his wife Shanna of Garrison; his grandchildren, Emily, Kaleigh, Sueanna, Christopher, Daniella, Jonathan, Shaun, Justin, Makaylin, Breannon, and Kevin; his sister, Patricia Marko of North Carolina; his brother, Joseph Russell & his wife Maryanne of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.

Thomas was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother, Barney Russell.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 11 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Interment will follow at Cold Spring Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks will be required and capacity may be limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 (

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
    1089 Main Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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    PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks will be required and capacity may be limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods.
  • Service

    Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:00am
    St. Mary, Mother of the Church
    106 Jackson Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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    PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks will be required and capacity may be limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods.
  • Interment

    Cold Spring Cemetery
    36 Peekskill Road
    COLD SPRING, NY 10516
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Chris Sandlund

Posted at 01:10pm
Linda, TJ, Chris, and Patrick: so very sorry to hear this. Tom was a great guy. Will always treasure his conversations with Jennifer about the hummingbirds of High Street. He always made me feel at home here for the 20 years we've been neighbors. Loved seeing his grandchildren swing by as they grew and how they out a smile on his face. Keeping you all in my prayers.

-Chris Sandlund

Cindy Trimble

Posted at 12:51am
There isn't enough wall to share the memories and there aren't enough tissue to dry the tears...until we meet again my dear sweet uncle. With what's left of our broken hearts, we will love you forever and always...XO


Posted at 09:18pm
Dearest Linda and Family,
I was shocked when I heard the news this morning of Tommy's passing. I am in disbelief and saddened about this news. I will always cherish the time that I spent with him. He was a friend and father figure who always made me feel special and part of the family. I am blessed to have so many memories of him at the family gatherings, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the long rides to RJ's football games and sitting beside him during the game. I loved hearing his stories of his boyhood, the 'olden' days when you first met and hearing funny stories about the grandchildren. He was a sincere, kind and loving man who I will cherish and hold close to my heart forever.
le mo ghrá go léir,

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