Jeffery Eric Russell


Jeffery Eric Russell, 38, passed away suddenly on Feb. 7, 2020. Jeff was born on July 27, 1981, son of Kelly Russell of Bass Harbor.

“Chef Jeff,” as he was best known, was taken at the height of his life and career. Jeff was loving, caring, joyful and very kind to others, always lending a helping hand. He could make you laugh on your worst day. He was highly driven to do his best with everything he enjoyed — cooking, fishing, hiking, traveling and especially driving.

Jeff is survived by his mom, Kelly Russell; brothers Jacob Russell of Bass Harbor and Jason Fortine of Arizona; two of the best nieces, Elise and Emma of Mount Desert. He will be truly missed by many friends and co-workers.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Southwest Harbor Congregational Church with potluck to follow.

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family with expenses.

Angels are with you now. God bless you with my prayers. To end with a loving message from Elise, “I will miss you, Uncle Jeff.”

Know when to pay your respects.