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TAUNTON- Russell E. MacMillan, age 91, a resident of Taunton, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 under the care of his wife. He was the loving husband of Marilyn L. (Wedge) (Gorman) MacMillan of Taunton and the late Alice (Triantafilow) MacMillan.

Born in Brockton, a son of the late Maxwell A. and Mary E. (McSweeney) MacMillan, he was raised and educated in Brockton. Russell had great athletic abilities, both playing and managing men's softball leagues in Brockton and winning the Brockton City Championship. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed going to the Red Sox games and casinos with his wife Marilyn.

A veteran of the Korean War he served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and was Honorably discharged. Russell was a retired welder for 30 years and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #17 in Boston and was sought after for his welding skills in the industry.

Russell had a quick wit about him and was able to make people laugh at the right time.

In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by, his daughter, Eleanor Sullivan and her husband Paul of Wareham; a brother, Donald MacMillan of Taunton. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. He was also the brother of the late Margaret Ricko and John MacMillan.

A private memorial service will be held with military honors at the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. A donation in Russell's name may be made to the Alzheimer's' Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to Kindred Hospice, 275 Martine Street Fall River,