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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Russell L. Vigliotti

Russell L. Vigliotti

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Obituary

Russell L. Vigliotti, 40, of Shirley, MA passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to an upper respiratory infection on February 4, 2019 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Leominster, he was the son of the late Louis H. Vigliotti, Jr. and Grace Coy.

Russell was known for his kindness, generosity, and easy-going nature. He developed an appreciation for nature and outdoor activities as an active participant in the Boy Scouts as a child, which appreciation he carried through into adulthood. He enjoyed hiking, kayaking, camping and other outdoor activities. At the same time, he was an avid gamer. Many hikers in north central Massachusetts know Russell as the founder/leader of the "Wednesday Night Hikers" at Wachusett Mountain, where he introduced others to the joy of nature and exploring the outdoors.

Russell attended Acton-Boxborough High School. He was the owner/operator of the family business, Middlesex Water Service, which his father and grandfather had operated before him. Russell was happy and proud to take the helm of the family business and worked hard in recent years to expand the business.

Russell’s dog, Rex, was always by his side, whether riding next to Russell as he drove to a job site for work or climbing Mt. Washington.

Russell is survived by his mother, Grace (Coy) Fernlund and her current husband Michael; siblings, Valerie Vigliotti, Jeffrey & wife Jessica Vigliotti, Richard Vigliotti & fiancée Michael Stantial, Vanessa Vigliotti & fiancée John Fenton; and 2 nieces, Lindsay & Sophia Vigliotti.

His family will receive guests on Friday, February 15th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. All are invited to attend his funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00am followed by burial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. Memorial donations may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club at AMC, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129 or https://www.outdoors.org/honor-memorial-gift. Memorial page: www.actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    Memorial donations may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club at AMC, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129 or https://www.outdoors.org/honor-memorial-gift.
  • Service

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • Interment

    Location
    Sleepy Hollow
    Address
    34 Bedford Street
    CONCORD, MA 01742
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Louise Homer

Posted at 10:24am
Russell was a joy to work with, as was his father Lou. I was stunned and deeply saddened first by Lou's death and now his son's. It's hard to comprehend. All I know is that he was charming, knowledgeable, honest, capable and we felt fortunate to have both Lou and then Russell working in our home. Our deepest and heart-felt condolences.

Louise and Gordon Homer
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Ed and Pat Vigliotti

Posted at 04:55pm
So sorry for the loss of Russell - our hearts and sympathies go out to you and hoping poor Rex gets a nice loving home to go to.

Ed Vigliotti and Pat
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sara mattes

Posted at 02:41pm
The Vogliottis, father-in-law and son, took care of us-installed our system and kept us up and running. They were always so decent and kind and a joy to work with. Just a few moths ago, before Christmas, I causes a spout to break four pressure pump. At 9PM, on a Sunday, Russell came to the rescue- form his home, to his truck, to our home in Lincoln and back to the shop for another part. He was so good-natured about it all. He finished the job after 11PM, and never a grumble. Wow! My sympathies to his family and friends and Rex. The bit we got to know of him is the tip of the iceberg, I am sure. God bless this kind and decent man.
JS

Joanne Gibson Schorn

Posted at 03:05pm
Grace, Valerie, Vanessa, Richards and Jeffrey. It is difficult to express the profound sadness we are all feeling for you and for Russell. I remember Russell and all of you coming to our home for Easter and family reunions. Russell was a quiet child, sweet and smart. I found him taking the screen off of my front storm door, he unscrewed all the little screws that held in the screen. Early signs of good eye hand coordination to eventually put to use later in the family business.
His love and appreciation for nature and the environment says alot about who Russell was.
It is hard to accept we have lost three family members since July, Barbara's Edward, Thanksgiving day my sister Judi and now your dear Russell. I believe his Dad, grandparents, and cousin Edward met him with open arms. When our day comes we will see his sweet face once again.
Love and prayers to all of you , keep his memories alive. Joanne Gibson Schorn and Auntie Frances
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Kate and Frank Roussin

Posted at 12:15pm
We have so many happy memories of times spent with Russ, and feel profound sadness he is no longer here. We spent many hours on the trails together and he lives on in our cherished memories. Russ was a good and kind man. Our sincere condolences to Russ’ family, Rex and his other friends. We wish you all comfort in your memories.
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