OBITUARY

Josephine Serafina Russo

March 19, 1937June 1, 2018
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Josephine Russo, formerly of Binghamton, went to our Lord on June 1, 2018 in Boca Raton, FL. Born in Italy in 1937, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Filippo Russo, her parents Donato & Patricia Innarella and granddaughter Jessica Potts. She is survived by children Rosanna Potts(Doug), Dr. Patricia Russo (Dr. Adam Coffee), Anthony Russo(Paulette), granddaughters Christina Potts, Natalie Coffee, Annette & Renata Russo, brothers Vince Innarella (Kathy), Nicholas Innarella (Monica), sister Grace Bernard (Richard), nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends both here and in Italy. She attended University in Italy to become a teacher and was an accomplished high jump medalist. After coming to the United States from Italy in 1955 she worked at Dunn and McCarthy, Kroehler Manufacturing and the Co-operative Extension and belonged to the Independent Mutual Aid Association #439 of Endicott. She lovingly made her most precious lifelong work her family, cooking fabulous meals, sewing and was always ready to feed whoever was at her table. She enjoyed traveling with her family and was fortunate to go on many cruises. She was an ardent woman of faith and she set an example for her family. She was a former member of St. Henry’s Church in Florida and St. John the Evangelist Church while a Binghamton Resident. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 4-6pm at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, NY. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 10am at Saints John and Andrew Church, 7 Livingston Street, Binghamton. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Josephine’s name to Northeast Sight Services, 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 or to the Food Pantry at Saints John and Andrew Church, 7 Livingston Ave., Binghamton, NY 13903 or EWTN Catholic Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.

Services

  • Calling Hours Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Josephine Serafina Russo

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