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Russell A. Eggleston

January 23, 1956 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 63)

Russell A. Eggleston, passed away suddenly on August 21, 2019 at the age of 63. Beloved by his brother, sister, sister-in-law, niece and nephew, their partners and his many cousins. Russell was considered by all as a comical and endearing person who loved to garden and to sing. His garden fed his neighbors and family for months; but his ability to knock out “If I were a Rich Man” was like no other. A funeral service for Russell will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main St., Agawam with a calling hour from 10-11AM prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Springfield. For online condolences please visit

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