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Russell D. Fairchild, 71, Of Wilton

WILTON, Conn. - Russell D. Fairchild of Wilton died Friday, Dec. 13. He was 71.

Fairchild was born in Norwalk; son of Lester Ellison and Rosalie (Russell) Fairchild. He was a retired Norwalk fire captain who served the city for 25 years.

Fairchild is survived by his wife, Mary (Ryan) Fairchild; sons, John (Linda), Douglas (Michelle), Daniel (Jaci) and Michael Fairchild; four grandchildren; sister, Carol Smith of Montana; and two nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

Calling hours are Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. Other services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fairchild’s name to: the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 234 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897. (

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