Francis Russo


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019
St. Mary's RC Church
15 Myers Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Francis J. Russo

Francis Russo Sr., better known to his friends and loved ones as “Frankie,” was born in Torrington, Connecticut on September 6th, 1929 to John and Margaret Russo.  He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandfather and friend. 


Frankie was happily married for 67 years to his wife, Betty Russo.  He took pride in his family, including his son Frank Jr., daughter-in-law Robin, grandchildren Ryan and Casey, his sister Doris, many nieces and nephews, and amazing friends.


Frankie graduated in 1947 from THS and was an outstanding 3-sport athlete, who truly loved Torrington and helped to start the Varsity Alumni Club. Best known for his generous heart, his ability to communicate with everyone that he met, pushing agendas forward that benefited the youth, while challenging others “to do the right thing”. Frankie died peacefully at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, N.J. on Sunday, February 10th surrounded by loved ones.


A Mass celebration of Frankie’s life will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 11:00 am – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ 07834.  A lunch gathering will take place immediately following the Mass.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Frankie’s name can be made to the Varsity Alumni Club, PO Box 281, Torrington, CT 06790.

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