Russell Hynes, Jr. Obituary

Russell Carlyle Hynes, Jr.
Russell Carlyle Hynes, Jr.

September 22, 1969 - October 6, 2019
Born in Waterford, CT
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Russell Carlyle Hynes Jr., age 50, passed away peacefully at home in Waterford on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born September 22, 1969 in Beverly, MA to Dyan Souza Dominick and Russell Carlyle Hynes. He was the youngest of seven siblings. Russell graduated from Gloucester High School in Gloucester, MA where he met his wife Michele Rocchetti. They were married on October 9, 2004, relocating to Waterford, CT in 2005.

Russ enjoyed many things in life. He met his wife while playing drums in a band at Cameron’s Restaurant in Gloucester. He was also an avid dirt bike rider, golfer, and Pats fan. Russ participated in the annual Greasy Pole competition during St. Peter’s Fiesta in Gloucester every June. He was the 1989 Saturday champ; then 18 years later in 2007, he was the Sunday champ. Yet, outshining all else was his love of his three children, Karlee, Nick, and Nate. Karlee is currently a sophomore at Emerson College in Boston, studying theatre. Nick is a junior in high school playing golf. Nate is a freshman playing football, basketball, and baseball. Russ was a youth football, baseball, and basketball coach. When he wasn’t a coach, he was a staple at all the local youth fields cheering on his boys, always keeping the refs or umps honest. He was a straight shooter that would express his opinion on anything and everything. Above all, Russ had the unique ability to enjoy each day, living life large and loud.

In addition to his mother, wife, and children, Russ is survived by his sister, Sheryl Higgins of North Carolina; sister, Diane Higgins of North Carolina; sister and brother-in-law, Kelleigh and Derek Higgins of Gloucester, MA; brother Lance Halloran of Worcester, MA; brother, Robb Halloran or Gloucester, MA; brother, Cory Dominick of Gloucester; cousin Shelly Shea and family of Gloucester, MA; cousin, Val McGillvray and family of Haverhill, MA; and his grandfather, Albert Hynes of Wakefield, NH. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Carlyle Hynes.

Since Russ was an integral part of two communities, there will be services in both CT and MA. On Friday, October 11th, family, friends, and others whose lives Russ touched are invited to the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT from 5 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at St. Joseph Church, 37 Squire Street, New London, CT. On Friday, October 18th, Russ’ family will be receiving family and friends at Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA from 5 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA on Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11 O’clock Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Cactus Jack Foundation, or Center for Hospice Care Southeast CT,
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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Friday, October 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Church
17 Squire Street
New London, CT US 06320
Saturday, October 12, 2019
11:00 AM

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