Hinsdale, N.H.- Russell James Pelloni, 62, of Northfield Road, a resident of Hinsdale since 1967 died Sunday morning, September 8, 2018 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Russell was born in Meriden, Connecticut on November 14, 1955 the son of John and Matilda (Kovacs) Pelloni. He attended grade school in Wallingford, CT and later in Hinsdale, graduating from Hinsdale High School, class of 1973.
Following high school, he worked a short time at Five Acres Farm in Northfield later moving to New York state in 1986 where he met Ellen Ross. The couple were married in Corning, New York on February 14, 1986 and returned to Hinsdale that same year.
Russell went to work at Capitol Plumbing & Heating in Keene and in 1990 joined the F.W. Webb Plumbing & Heating Supply Company in Brattleboro. His association with the Webb Company not only became his primary employment but also a place where he developed strong friendships with his coworkers and many customers. During his earlier years he worked for his father at the Pelloni family farm in Hinsdale.
Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed puttering on different projects in his garage (his favorite hide away), and especially liked working on his classic 1948 Chevy pick-up truck. He also enjoyed socializing with his many friends that would drop by for visits.
He was devoted to his family and friends. Russell especially enjoyed spending summers and weekends with his wife at their campsite at Travelers Woods in Bernardston.
Besides his wife of 32 years he leaves his father of Hinsdale, two brothers, John Pelloni, Jr and wife Marie of Clyde, New York and Gregory Pelloni and wife Susan of Hinsdale, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and his beloved pet Lab, “Sadie.”
A celebration of his life will be held at the Brattleboro Elk’s Lodge on Saturday, October 20th from 12 Noon to 4 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Dept. 13 Depot Street, Hinsdale, N.H. 03451, or to Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05301.