Russell Carlyle Hynes, Jr.
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Waterford, CT - 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 to Dyan Souza Dominick and Russell Carlyle Hynes. He was the youngest of seven siblings. Russell graduated from Gloucester High School in Gloucester, where he met his wife Michele Rocchetti. They were married on October 9, 2004, relocating to Waterford, Conn. 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; brother, Robb Halloran or Gloucester; brother, Cory Dominick of Gloucester; cousin Shelly Shea and family of Gloucester, MA; cousin, Val McGillvray and family of Haverhill, Mass.; 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 to 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, Conn. On Friday, October 18th, Russ' family will be receiving family and friends at Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect Street, Gloucester, 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, www.cactusjackfoundation.org or Center for Hospice Care Southeast CT, www.hospicesect.org.
For directions or to send online condolence, please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 10, 2019

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ROBB
Oct 20, 2019
Bro, I'm so heart broken. I miss you so much. I'll talk to you later. R.I.P.
Wendi Nagy
Oct 17, 2019
To my dear friends Dyan, Robb & Cory it is with great sadness that I got the news tonight that Russy had passed on to a better, heavenly place. I'm so glad and will never forget the day I got to meet him! And then when he won the greasy pole!!! My thoughts & prayers are with you all. And go out to the whole family, including his wife and 3 children, brothers & sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Keep your memories close and know that your dear Russ will be with you everyday watching over you, protecting you and guiding you until you're reunited one day. RIP Russy šŸ™šŸ’™āœŒ& God Bless You All.
Heidi Anderson
Oct 17, 2019
My Condolences Dyan and Family Hugs and Prayers. Rest in Peace Russy
Kelleigh Higgins
Oct 11, 2019
I have so many Speacial memories but, my favorite would have to be the day my baby brother Russell Hynes, came home a tiny little newborn and I had been just 10yrs. So excited that mom had one last child to which I protected & loved my entire life! I'm shattered I had been in denial thinking he'd recieve another mirical but , our Lord had to finally say, times up and I'm grateful his passing had been merciful for cancer isn't pleasant by all means, my love lives on I'll forever never be the same knowing I have to live without you is the most hardest part of my life now being, it had been easy knowing you were home safe and now your within angels arms my beautiful baby brother Russell Hyne...s, rest my loving brother for there will be a day you awake from your eternal resting home to greet me your D.C. doubled chin sister AKA The PAP Portuguese American Princess, your sister Kell , I love you til we meet again ...Read more
Sal Ingrande
Oct 11, 2019
I have many fond memories with Russ. All those years down the fort, parties and just hanging out at my place or whenever. He was such a great friend to talk with when we were together. Iā€™m thankful I was able to see him at Fiesta in 2016. It had been many years and we had a great talk catching up after years of being apart and having our own families. He fought the fight like a champ he was!. Rest in piece old friend. You were loved by many!
Yuan-Yuan Chen
Oct 10, 2019
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Russell Carlyle Hynes, Jr. by Yuan-Yuan Chen.Ā  Send flowers
Joseph Giglio
Oct 10, 2019
God speed old friend.
Val McGillivray
Oct 10, 2019
You will be so missed ! Love you ...