RUSSELL W. MILLER
February 1, 1951 - March 24, 2014
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MILLER, RUSSELL WAYNE, 63, of Riverton, passed away at his home March 24, after a courageous 16-month battle with lung cancer. His family was at his bedside. He was born in Northfield Feb. 1, 1951, the son of William H. and Vera (Hardaker) Miller. He was a 1969 graduate of Northfield High School. He married Penny Colgan on June 23, 1973. Shortly after graduating from high school, he began learning the carpentry trade. He started his own carpentry business, doing residential construction, renovations, furniture and cabinet-making. Russell enjoyed spending time with his family and helping them with remodeling and other projects. He also liked tinkering in his workshop, all types of woodworking, fishing, and spending time on Steele Hill at their camp. He enjoyed traveling and was fortunate to visit many places, including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Alaska and Ireland. Survivors include his wife, Penny, of Riverton; his son Jacob and wife, Chandra (Stratton) Miller, of Plainfield; his daughter, Megan Miller, of Roxbury; youngest son Lucas and wife, Tammy (Paradie) Miller, of East Roxbury; four grandchildren; his mother, Vera Miller, of Northfield; two sisters, Everon and husband, Butch Capone, of Concord, N.H., and Betty and husband, Stanley Rounds, of South Northfield; two brothers, William Miller and companion Barbara, and Allan and wife, Cynthia Miller, of Northfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, William.