Rosie I. Russo 1920 - 2008 Lawrence
Memorial services for Rosie I. Russo, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown, N.J. A second memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice, Fla. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Gardens Courtyard in Venice. Mrs. Russo died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born June 25, 1920, the daughter of Bernard and Angelia Morano Russo. She grew up in Staten Island, N.Y., and graduated from New Dorp High School in Staten Island in 1938. Mrs. Russo was a social worker at the Social Services Department in Maryland.She married Charles W. Russo Sr. on June 1, 1941. He died Jan. 28, 2005.Mrs. Russo was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph, on Dec. 2, 1998.Survivors include a son, C.W. Russ and wife Tracy, Lawrence; a brother, Vincent, Hackettstown, N.J.; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Milissa; three great-grandchildren, Clarrisa, Theron and Angelena; and eight nieces and nephews, Liz, Kathaleen, Vincent Jr., Mark, Johanna, Angela, Linda and Bernard.The family will receive friends after the May 3, services at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hackettstown, N.J., and after the May 5 services in the church hall in Venice, Fla. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Russo.