In Memoriam: June 30 – July 2

Patricia Ellen Brundage, Vero Beach

Patricia Ellen Brundage, of Vero Beach, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. The daughter of Ernest and Helen Prendergast Brundage, she was born in Pittsfield, Mass., and was brought up in Williamstown, Mass.

She attended the former St. Joseph’s High School. She attended Regis College and graduated from the University of New Hampshire.

For many years she was a costumer and costume designer in New York City, working on Broadway, and in television and film.

Returning to Williamstown in the late ‘80s, she shared her talents in landscaping and floral design. She was a member and past president of the Williamstown Garden Club, and worked at the Williamstown Faculty Club and Mt. Williams Florist. For a number of seasons, she was a costumer at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vt.

For the past nine years, Patti has made her home in Vero Beach. She was an active volunteer at McKee Botanical Gardens, and served on the pool and landscape committees at Vista Gardens.

The family wishes to thanks Patti’s neighbors at Vista Gardens, her friends in Vero Beach, and the Reverend Denise Hudspeth of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, the staff and doctors at Indian River Medical Center, the Scully Welsh Cancer Center, and the VNA and Hospice of Vero Beach.

If people wish, donations in her name can be made to any of these organizations or to McKee Botanical Gardens.

Patti leaves many dear friends as well as her devoted and adoring cousins and their children and grandchildren.


Sally Elaine Russell, 65, Vero Beach

Sally Elaine Russell (nee Elsbree), 65, of Vero Beach, passed away June 20, 2018. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach in 1993, coming from East Syracuse.

Sally had worked in the service industry her entire life, finding comfort in helping others.

She was a graduate of East Syracuse Minoa High School.

Survivors include her companion, Michael Johnson; sons, Charles Russell and Daniel Russell (Billie Jo); grandchildren, Devin Russell, Cierra Russell, and Chase Russell; two brothers, George Elsbree (Christine) and Roger Williams (LeeAnne); several nieces and nephews; and step-mother, RoseAnne Bronner Elsbree.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, George and Hilda Elsbree.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3375 20th St #100, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or at

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