Donat A. “Russ” Roussel

February 11, 2018


Donat A. "Russ" Roussel, 86, a resident of Swansea for over fifty years, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was the husband of sixty years to Elizabeth (Kern) Roussel.

Donat was born in Fall River, the son of the late Donat A. and Eve (Langley) Roussel. Russ began working in the 1950's in the Natural Gas Industry eventually becoming an operations manager retiring in 1982. He also owned and operated Eastern Printing Company, in Swansea, for over forty years.

Survivors besides his wife are two sons: John P. Roussel and his fiancé Carolyn Mascio of Fall River; and Richard A. Roussel and his wife Kyle Marie of Somerset; a sister: Ann Boucher and her husband Reginald of Somerset; and Claire Lamarche and her husband Armand of Billerica; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the father of the late Diane M. Roussel and brother of the late Gerard R. Roussel and Aline Borges.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 9:30am to 11am, with a Prayer Service following at 11am, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset. Burial will be private at the request of the family.

Flowers are omitted, donations in Mr. Roussel's memory can be made to the Diane M. Roussel Memorial Nursing Scholarship ... Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

Calling Hours

FEB 15. 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Prayer Service

FEB 15. 11:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

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