Barbara Russell

Barbara, age 83, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at McLaren Bay due to complication of CLL and severe aortic stenosis. Barbara Jean Gromaski was born on May 31, 1937, the second child of Stephen and Mary (Svonavies) Gromaski. She graduated from Pinconning High School in 1955 and married the love of her life, John Russell, on November 5, 1955, at St. Mary’s Nine Mile. Together they built a home and family full of love.

She was an active member of Prince of Peace Parish-St. Anne Campus. Barb loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren supporting them in all of their sports and activities as often as she could. She is survived by her husband John of 65 years and their children; Pam (Kenny) Ayers, Mike (Ann) Russell, Mark (Kathy) Russell, Kevin (Amy) Russell. Grandchildren; Kenny (Wendi) Ayers, Ashley (Adam) Kanuszewski, Jera (Damien) Klimek, Stephen (Jen) Russell, Michelle (Cody) Firman, Kristyn Russell, Matthew Russell, Jonathan (Alyssa) Russell, Andrew Russell, Justin Russell, and Hayley Russell. Great Grandchildren; Elle, KJ, Dawson, Reis, Carson, Christina, Finn, and Axel. She is also survived by her siblings; George (Norma) Gromaski, Dorothy (Bob) Kissane, Bob (Kathy) Gromaski and two sister-in-law’s Gail Gromaski and Myra Sargent, a brother-in-law Charlie Cooper as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by her parents, a brother Richard Gromaski, niece Melissa Cnudde, nephews Robban Gromaski and Jamie Kissane.
Funeral Mass was held Monday, January 18, 2021 from the Prince of Peace Parish with Rev. Fr. Nicholas Coffaro presiding with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Michael’s Catholic School.
Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home, Pinconning, MI, was in charge of arrangements.

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