Mary S. Russell, 76, of New Haven, CT entered eternal rest August 15, 2022. Ms. Russell was born in New Haven, CT, December 10, 1945, a daughter of the late Israel O. Russell and Alberta Gaylord Russell.

Prior to retirement, she was employed with the City of New Haven as the Director of the New Haven Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

Mary leaves to cherish loving memories, daughter, Monique M. Russell (Washington, DC); son, Rodney J. Russell (LaTonya) (Atlanta, GA); sister, Lora Russell; brother, Herbert Russell (Ernestine); grandson, Javon J. Russell; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by sister, Ruby Slade; brothers, David and Sidney Russell.

A celebration of Ms. Russell’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight Street, New Haven, CT. The viewing will be held from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 PM with the service starting at 12:00 P.M. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorial contributions be made in Mary Russell’s name to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.