Barbara Jean Russell

ST. ALBANS BAY: Barbara Jean Russell, a lifelong area resident passed away Monday, September 4th, 2023, at the UVM Medical Center with her loving family at her side. Barbara was born on Thursday, January 19, 1950, in St. Albans, VT, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nora (Young) Scott.

Barbara was a longtime time employee of UVM at Harris-Millis Hall. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending time with her family. She was very compassionate for animals.

Left to execute her memory are her loving husband, John Francis Russell, Sr. of 54 years, children John Francis Russell Jr. and his wife, Angela, of St. Albans; and their daughter, Pamela Geraw and her husband, Pete, of Highgate; her grandchildren, Cole Russell and his girlfriend Martina, Cameron Russell and his fiancé Taylor, Ashley Geraw and her significant other Ryan, Meghan Carey and her husband Ronald and Peter Geraw; great-grandchildren, Mason, Madison, Mathieu, Lily, Alexander, Athena and Baby Nieckarz (due November); and her best friends Harry and Kate Laughy.

She was predeceased by her mother Nora, her father Thomas, and brothers Charles, Harold, and Warren.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, at 6 pm at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, Saint Albans with visitation following until 8 pm.

Prayers of committal and interment will be on Wednesday, September 13th, at 11 am at St. Albans Bay Cemetery, 596 Lake Road, Saint Albans, followed by a celebration of life at the VFW, 8 Merchants Row, Swanton.

Honored to be serving the family of Barbara Russell is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at