Russell "Cy" Fowler, 82, of Middlefield, beloved husband of Lorraine (Russell) Fowler for sixty-one years, passed away on Wednesday, September 26th at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Wesley and Pearl (Tucker) Fowler.
Russell lived in Middlefield all his life and was a member of Middlefield Federated Church. He was the owner of R. E. F. Machine Company in Middlefield for forty-eight years and was a fifty-six year member of Middlefield Lions Club where he was the recipient of the 2012 Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for lifetime service to the Lions Club. Russell was also a member of various town committees and the developer of Bittersweet Ridge.
Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, William "Bill" Fowler and his wife, Paula and Robert R. Fowler and his best friend, Dianna Dills and her son, Jeremy, all of Middlefield; a daughter, Kathy Fowler of Higganum; a brother, Wesley "Jake" Fowler and his wife, Karen of Haddam; two sisters-in-law, Donna Fowler and Joyce Condron; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jill, Joy, Sarah, Matthew, Dan, and Becca; a great grandchild, Anthony and many lifelong friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Fowler and a sister, Claire Corbo.
The family would like to thank the staff of Middlesex Hospital for the loving care Russell received.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Russell's memory to Middlefield Lions Club, P. O. Box 1, Middlefield, CT 06455, Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department, 405 Main Street, Suite 1, Middlefield, CT 06455 or Middlefield Federated Church, 402 Main Street, Middlefield, CT 06455.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.