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Curney "Ben" Russell

Obituary for Curney "Ben" Russell

January 2, 1937 - March 11, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 82


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

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