John J. Russell, Jr. 79 of East Longmeadow passed away on Jan 7 at Bay State Medical Center due to several long termed illnesses. Living the latter years of his life at his daughter Laura’s home with much support from his daughter Lisa whose devotion and upbeat personality kept her father’s spirit up throughout the years. With great sadness he leaves behind his daughters Lisa Rivera/Jorge, Laura Russell/Steven Michaud and son John J Russell III/Becky, grandchildren Ashley Lemke, Lindsay Russell, Justin Lemke, Johnny Russell IV, Sagelyn Russell, Jayden Russell, 3 great grandchildren and his faithful companion the family dog Bear. Special thanks to his home health aide Andre. Funeral services will be private.