Doris V. (Singer) Russell, age 82, a well known resident of the community for the last 55 years, died Wednesday night, October 5, at Wingate at Reading, following a very brief battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Perry M. Russell, who died on June 9, 2011. She was born in North Reading, September 9, 1929, one of five children of the late Charles and Alfreda (Metiever) Singer, and was raised in North Reading. She graduated from North Reading High School, and upon marriage, moved to Tewksbury in 1955. She began her 50 year career as a sales clerk at the former Jan's Department Store, and would go on to Resnick's Hardware Store, Swan Drug Store, Osco Drug, Brooks Drug, and finally, Rite Aid Drug Store, all located at the Tewksbury Shopping Center. She loved her career, and enjoyed the hundreds of friends and acquaintances she made during her five decades on the job