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Russell Sapach

July 27, 1945 ~ July 26, 2018 (age 72)

Russell Sapach, Died Thursday July 26, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a 7 Year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Russell was survived by his wife of 34 years Betty (Hillsdale) Sapach of No. Branford, his daughters, Beverly Beausejour of Branford, Debra (Jerry) Borrelli of Derby, Sandra (Joseph) Smereczynsky of Guilford.

He was also survived by Loving Family Sisters Marsha (Bob) Shaw of Long beach CA. Eileen (Michael) Milia, of Seymour ,Nieces & Nephews Marshann (Bobby) Cherney of Oxford, Michael (Leslie)Milia,laurie (Ron) Rosetti, Jodie Milia of Seymour CT. And Michele (Travis) Brunjie of Oxford,

Great niece and nephews Sam Cherney of Washington, Cassandra, & Matthew Rosetti, Noelle Milia, Lucy & Isabelle Milia, of Seymour, Hannah, Sarah, & Lilly Brunje of Oxford.

Grandchildren: Heather Harris (Mathew Coppola)of Seymour, Stefanie (Russell) Austin of Woodbridge, Laura Harris of Hamden, Samantha Harris of Branford, Timothy (Jessica) McMahon of Middletown, Jocelin (Jose)Saldana of Colchester, Lisa McMahon of Waterbury, Emily Borrelli and Joseph Borrelli of Derby, David (Andrea)Derusso of Madison, Heidi Derusso of Guilford, Lindsay (Mike) Ratliff of Goose Creek SC. Joshua Lindsey Smereczynsky of Meriden, Angela (Paco)Mendoza of Oxford, Elizabeth Eric Souza of Prospect, Melissa (Louis) Valentino of Naugatuck, David Borrelli of Oxford.

Great Grandchildren: Aiden, Luke, Alexa, Quinn, Elsy, Evann, Tyler, Jackson, Riley, Audrey ,Lila, Cloe, Gavin, Esa, Robert, Malachi, Mariah, Michaela, Derek, Katelyn, Mila, Grace, Julia, Rosy, Louis, Noelle

He was also survived by his best friends of 33 years John and Jerry Petrulis.

Russell was born July 27,1945 and raised in Ansonia, CT by his parents Wasil and Mary Sapach (deceased). Growing up he had a passion for motorcycles and vintage cars, this led him to attend a trade school in Ansonia, CT where he later graduated. He used his education in mechanics to pursue this passion as not only a career but also a hobby. In addition, he had his own business called Powerhouse where he specialized in rebuilding motorcycles. He also worked for Stir-Crazy in Milford, CT for several years where the owner, Chip Weber, became one of his closest friends. Russell was an active follower of the Lord and attended Cornerstone Christian Center in Milford, CT for many years.

If Russell could be described in two words they would be genuine and loving. Russell always had a smile on his face, and had a personality that could make a stranger feel like they had known him for years. He will be dearly missed by each and every member of his big family, and all of the friends he made throughout his lifetime.

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