Condolence & Memory Journal

I was very saddened to hear of Carol's passing. She was a mentor, inspiration and role model for myself and many other science and other students at Framingham State.

Carol was a very warm-hearted, generous person who gave freely of her time and energy to students and always enjoyed helping young people find their way through chemistry, Framingham State, and the greater world outside.

She made a great difference in many your people lives as well as in the chemistry program and department at Framingham and the institution of Framingham State.

Posted by Hans Brack - Upton, MA   April 13, 2020

I cannot believe I'm seeing this news! Oh, Dr. Russell... you were the best ball of intellectual energy. Thank you for everything. I certainly wouldn't be where I am now if not for you.

Posted by Amy Hoeltge - Burlington, VT   March 16, 2020

I am deeply saddened to learn of Carols death. She was always one of the most supportive and cheerful people at Framingham State. My condolences to her family.

Posted by Mary Liscombe - Medway, MA - coworker   January 07, 2020

Carol was one of the best teachers that I've ever had and she gave all students the gift of her time. She was truly a mentor to me. Perhaps now she will get to meet Maxwell's demon in heaven!

Posted by Kathy Coffey - Quincy, MA - Student   January 06, 2020

Carol was my adviser at FSC from 1974-1978. She convinced me to change my major to Chemistry and I was one of a few Chemistry majors to graduate in 1978. She helped me find a volunteer job with a veterinarian in her hometown of Stow. Carol supported my dream of going to veterinary school when my parents didn't think it would be a reality. She remained my friend after college, through graduate school, in Tufts Veterinary School and to this day. I have been a veterinarian for 35 years and I have her to thank for that.

Posted by Joanne Thacher - Fallbrook, CA - Student   January 06, 2020

Dr. Russell was a great teacher. She was an inspiration and a role model. I had her for my Physical Chemistry class on my last year as an undergrad in 2012. She was very helpful and always very supportive. I admired her strength, her sweetness. I am very sorry for your loss and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Shusmita Rahman - Framingham, MA - Student   January 03, 2020

Dr. Russell was a truly inspirational professor. Both academically and personally, her lessons and labs have forever changed how I see the world. I feel lucky to have had the chance to learn P-Chem under her tutelage.
Her lessons, labs sections and ability to push her students will forever be missed!

Posted by Isabelle Meira-Silva - Framingham, MA - student   January 03, 2020


So sorry for your loss Mr. Russell, May your memories bring you comfort and peace. Sue Wright

Posted by Susan Wright - Maynard, MA - Friend   January 03, 2020

When I came to Framingham State, Carol helped me to understand the special culture and ethos of the university, and
she represented it better than anybody. She is and will be missed.

Posted by Robert Martin - Milford, MA   January 02, 2020

Carol and I were colleagues for many years at Framingham State. She cared passionately about her subject and about her students. I worked with her on many college curriculum projects and always respected her views on the academic importance of Chemistry in the intellectual development of students. After we both retired, we enjoyed some visits in Brewster, on the Cape. She was an unforgettable presence at the College, a faculty member I always admired greatly.
President Emerita, Helen Heineman

Posted by Helen Heineman - Framingham, MA - coworker   January 02, 2020

Dr. Russell was a great professor. Had her for my first chemistry class as an undergraduate!
May she rest in peace.

Posted by Susan Massad - Natick - student   January 02, 2020


She was so great and important to me in my life and career. Very great professor and role model for me. Don't worry Dr. Russell, I will remember my partition functions!


Posted by steve baldelli - Houston, TX - Student   January 02, 2020