In Loving Memory of Dana Russell
Dana Russell, born to Mazie (Lattime) Russell and Ralph Russell Sr. on December 17, 1963, in Haverhill, MA, he passed away, leaving a legacy of love, generosity, and unwavering faith. He was a devoted husband, loving father, doting Papa, supportive brother, cherished friend, and follower of Christ.
Dana was married to the love of his life, Christine. Their love story was filled with mutual respect, unwavering commitment, and shared dreams. Together, they built a life based on love, faith, and a deep connection that would withstand the test of time.
As a father, Dana's love for his children, Courtney, and Caitlin, knew no bounds. He would move mountains for them and embrace his role as their protector, confidant, and guiding light. His dedication to their well-being and happiness was evident in every aspect of their lives. Dana's love and support were unwavering, providing a strong foundation for his children to flourish.
Being a Papa to Layla and Baylee brought immeasurable joy to Dana's life. He cherished every moment spent with his grandchildren, showering them with love, hugs, giggles, snacks, and many jokes. Dana's playful spirit and warm heart made him the best Papa any child could wish for. His legacy as a doting and adoring Papa will live on in the hearts of Layla and Baylee forever.
Dana was the proud owner of his construction business. He took immense pride in his work and craftsmanship, delivering outstanding results to his clients. Dana built not just structures, but lasting relationships based on trust and excellence. He was always willing to go the extra mile, helping those in need and giving his all to support others. His selflessness and kindness were known to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and would have given the shirt off his back to anyone.
In addition to his beloved wife, Christine Russell, Dana is survived by his two children, Courtney Russell and her partner Ryan of Charleston, SC, Caitlin Hanlon and her husband, Jeffrey, of Johns Island, SC; grandchildren, Layla Pimentel and Baylee Hanlon. Dana is also survived by his siblings, Patty Auricchio and her husband, David Auricchio, Rich Russell and his partner Tara Cebula, Eric Russell, and Tina Garett and her husband, Kevin Garett Sr., as well as several nieces and nephews.
Dana was predeceased by his parents, Mazie (Lattime) Russell and Ralph Russell Sr., and his siblings, Cindy Johnson and Ralph Jr. (Bodie) Russell.
Though he is no longer with us, Dana's memory will forever be cherished by those whose lives he touched.
A memorial service to celebrate Dana's life and honor his memory will be held on Tuesday May 16th, 2023 at 2 pm in Parks Funeral Home Chapel in Summerville, SC. Visitation will be from 1 pm until the time of service. The family invites all who knew and loved him to share stories, find comfort, and celebrate the remarkable person Dana was.
As we mourn the loss of Dana, let us remember his unwavering love for his family, his selflessness toward others, and his steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. May his legacy of love and kindness inspire us all to live.
Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com
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