Curney "Ben" Russell

  • Born: January 2, 1937
  • Died: March 11, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Curney "Ben" Russell, 82, of Manchester, passed away peacefully in his sleep March 11, 2019.

He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on January 2, 1937. He came to the United States in his late thirties and found his forever home in Manchester, NH. He was a hard worker who worked seven days a week until he was eighty years old. His livery service which he owned and operated for twenty years made him a staple at the Manchester airport. There wasn't a highway in New England that he was not familiar with. In his downtime he enjoyed playing dominos and poker.

He leaves behind seven children Marcia Soha, Sharon Russell, Angella Russell, Nicole Russell, Benjamin Peabody, Curney Russell and Jillian Peabody, as well as nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eldest son Donald "Colin" Russell. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Monday from 10 AM to 12 PM. A graveside committal service will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester at 12:30. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ohhh ben this is so sad for me to hear may you rest in peace I never met anyone like you before you were my favorite boss ever and I will never forget you...

Posted by Dolli Chacon - Woburn, MA - Friend   March 12, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Ben Peabody. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by James Kirnon - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   March 18, 2019

My sincere condolences to family and friends of Ben. Although I did not know her personally, I'm sure she will be dearly missed. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of loss. Matthew 5:4.

Posted by Sarah    March 14, 2019

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