J. Markgren
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Obituary for J. Russell Markgren

J. Russell  Markgren
J Russell Markgren, 87, of Wells, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023 at
RiverRidge Center in Kennebunk following a brief period of failing health.

Russell was born January 6, 1936 in Boston, the son of John Russell and Louise S. Sullivan Markgren, and
attended St. Johnsbury Academy.

He was employed with Textron Defense in Wilmington MA, and retired in 2011 from FM Global in
Norwood, MA as a quality Inspection team member.

Moving to Wells in 1987, Russell has been a longstanding member of the Congregational Church of Wells where he sang in the choir and was also a Mason with Ocean Lodge #142, AF & AM. He was an active member of the community serving in town government and volunteering with the historical society. He was known for his quick wit and gregarious nature. In the fall, he loved to follow the New England Patriots.

Russell enjoyed camping, fishing and community theater. Most of all, he enjoyed traveling, having been to
much of the USA and more than 20 countries including two trips to his beloved Sweden.

He is predeceased by his brother, Richard Markgren.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Markgren of Wells, their sons, Lucas Markgren , Derek Markgren and his
wife Megan and grandson Tate. Also surviving are children, Frank Markgren, Cheryl Markgren, John Russell
Markgren, Lenora McWilliams, Jay Rushel Cushing, Eric Markgren and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

A masonic service officiated by the brethren of Ocean Lodge # 142 AF & AM, followed by a celebration of
Russell’s life will be held 2 PM Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Rotary Pavilion at Wells Harbor Park, 343 Harbor
Rd, Wells, ME.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516,
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence please visit ’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd. Wells, ME 04090.
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