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Russell B. "Russ" Durocher

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“+Russ, I am forever in your debt. I will do everything in my power to make you proud. I know you are watching. Thank you for your wise counsil, I'm...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: AJ Zain - Toronto, ON

“I worked with Russ to re-open the Paramount in Springfield. We lost touch when he moved Keene. Rest in peace, my friend. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Herb Menzel Jr - Springfield, MA

“Dear Bishop+Russ,I haven't forgotten any of the important things you are still teaching me now. It makes no difference that you aren't here with me...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“God Bless you as you make transition to the Larger Life, wishing you peace. Rest well with God ... I will miss you ♥ Lynne ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lynne Durocher Pilgrim - MA

“Heaven has one more true Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim and the Durocher Family. Sincerely, Patricia(Brodeur) Pluta and Family ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Patricia Pluta - South Hadley, MA

“I attended school, starting in elementary grades, with Russ and remember clearly his warm and kind nature. Early on, he was interested in film making...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Ellen Gow - Amherst, MA


HOLYOKE
The Right Rev'd +Russ Durocher, D.D. of Holyoke, MA died on March 22, 2017 at the age of 66. He was an Independent Esoteric Catholic Bishop, Gnostic Teacher and Counselor as well as a highly regarded Hermetic Astrologer with a clientele worldwide. +Russ was born on August 10,1950 in Holyoke to Russell A. and Olive C. Durocher. His early career was as a district manager for Western Mass. Theaters including the Suffolk, Strand and Victory theaters in Holyoke and as the Director of the Paramount in Springfield prior to his crowning achievement, in that field, as the Director of The Colonial Theater of Keene, NH. which he kept vital until a nonprofit ensured it's survival in 1993. Concurrently, he embarked on a metaphysical path which consumed the remainder of his life which was devoted to helping others to help themselves through knowledge. +Russ completed studies with Saint Albans Theological Seminary,Unity School for Religious Studies , The Church of Light and The Builders of the Adytum to name merely a few. He is survived by his mother Olive of Holyoke, his sister Lynne Durocher Pilgrim of Westfield, MA and life partner James Feuerstein. All services were private. Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home handled arrangements.