Around town: July 11


Russell Partridge

Russell William Partridge, 88, of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2024, with his family at his side. Russ was born on his father’s birthday, Oct. 11, 1935, at Hartford Hospital. His parents, Irving E. Partridge Jr. and Mary Ann Wannan (Brand) Partridge, raised him in Wethersfield where he spent his entire life. He married Martha ‘Marty’ Ray Angrave of Waterbury, Conn., in 1961 and they raised three wonderful children: Cynthia Ray “Cindy” Hunn (Stephen) of Barrington, N.H.; David Angrave Partridge (Lisa Rose) of St. Augustine, Fla.; and Douglas Raymond Partridge (Kimberly DiTolla) of Wethersfield.

Through them, he was blessed with six beloved grandchildren: Nathanial Workman, Thomas Workman (Kayli Entz), Garrison Partridge (Mia Foisy), Cameron Partridge, Evan Partridge and Nicole Partridge. He also leaves one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Rae Workman, and another due in December of 2024. Russ also leaves his brother, Gordon L. Partridge of Windsor, Conn., sister-in-law, Doris A. Stauff and many caring nieces and nephews.

Russ (“Potts”) graduated from Wethersfield High School and Trinity College, where he was a brother of the Sigma Nu fraternity. As a young teen, he became a member of the Wethersfield Sea Scout Ship #66 and continued as a ship’s officer in the Fiddlers Green Club of Wethersfield throughout his adult life. He loved sailing in Block Island Sound and Lake Champlain.

He worked at the Travelers Insurance Company, F. B. Hall and AON Risk Associates, all in Hartford, as a Claims Manager, mainly in the field of Worker’s Compensation. He served in the Connecticut Air Force National Guard after college.

Russ was a member and Past Master of Hospitality Lodge, #128 AF&AM of Wethersfield and Scottish Rite, 32nd degree Mason. He was a life member and treasurer of the Wethersfield Cove Yacht Club (for 25 years), a member and officer of the Welles Family Association and Foote Family Association of America, as well as the Curtis Society.

In his retirement, he enjoyed spending summers in his summer home in Charlotte, Vt., overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. He and Marty also enjoyed many trips in America and the British Isles.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Barbara Jean Partridge; brother and sister-in-law, George R. and Lois F. Angrave, Jr.; sisters-in-law Eveline A. Sullivan, Vera Jean Partridge and Leda Partridge; and brother-in-law, Eugene E. Stauff.

At Russ’s request there will be no calling hours or service. Burial will be private. Anyone wishing to make a donation should make it to the charity of their choice, with our thanks. Farley-Sullivan, Wethersfield, Conn., is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, or to leave a condolence, please visit


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