James Anthony Russo

June 27, 1932April 22, 2021

James Anthony Russo of Pocassett, MA (formerly of Burlington MA). He died peacefully this morning at the age of 88 at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home, N. Falmouth MA (4/22/21) of natural causes. James was a Corporal in the USMC, honorably discharged (national defense service medal). James worked as an Industrial Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems Division in Bedford MA, retiring after 32 years. He also worked to coordinate the Raytheon Manufacturing Technology Exposition for multiple years.

He was a past member of the Marine Corps League Detachment, Burlington MA, Moose Lodge of Waltham MA and the Sons of Italy in Burlington.

James was a past Selectman candidate and Constable in Burlington MA, He was a notary public, realtor and a Justice of the Peace and a past member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was also involved in the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program.

James was very active with his children in their many activities whether it be sports, scouting, school or neighborhood activities. He enjoyed camping at Crystal Springs, Bolton MA and in Truro MA on Cape Cod.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Thomas) Russo of Pocasset, MA and the late Jean R (MacNeill) Russo.

He is also survived by his children: James and longtime friend Debbie Heckman (Derry, NH), Kenneth and his wife Mary (Burlington, MA), Linda Watson (Derry, NH) and his stepchildren David Carlson (Wareham, MA), Dana Carlson (Wareham, MA) and Debbie Rubicine (Palm Beach, FLA) He is survived by 7 Grandchildren: Nick Russo (Derry, NH), Bekki Russo (Derry, NH), Kerri Mogavero (Dracut, MA), Nicole McDonough (Tewksbury, MA), Eva Watson (Derry, NH), Klaudia Watson (Derry, NH), Andrea Watson (Derry, NH), Sadie Heckman (Derry, NH). Also 5 Great Grandchildren: David Lamirande (Manchester, NH), Tyler Mogavero (Dracut, MA), Ryan Mogavero (Dracut, MA), Alexis Reed (Derry, NH), Emily Reed (Derry, NH), Logan McDonough (Tewksbury, MA), Shea McDonough (Tewksbury, MA).

Private services are by the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. (


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Bob & Kathy Vartanian

May 5, 2021

Jimmy and Family

I can still remember your dad's Raytheon office down in phase 5 in Bedford MA. He was always promoting Stage Unlimited (Jimmy's Band). It was like he was your agent only he added the pride of being Jimmy's dad. Jimmy and I are still good friend and Masonic Brothers. May the family find peace at this sad time and always remember the good times.

God Bless

Lorraine Butler

April 25, 2021

I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about his passing he is now Resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in My prays always remember the good times you had with him

Debbi Pottio

April 25, 2021

To the Russo family I’m
So so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad many memories of him as I was growing up always a nice guy rest in the sweetest peace Jr

Sharon DiFronzo

April 23, 2021

Dear Jimmy & Family,
Sending our deepest condolences to all of you, and remembering what a special 'force of nature' Jim was. One of a kind, for sure. Our thoughts are and will be with you in the days ahead. God Bless.

Sharon & Rick DiFronzo

John & Winnie Allwruzzo

April 22, 2021

Dear Jim, Ken and Linda and family we are so sorry to learn about your Dads passing. We have many great memories of being with all of you and know how much you are all going to miss him. Our deepest sympathies to the Russo Family
❤️ Winnie & John