OBITUARY

Albert W. Russo

May 1, 1916December 7, 2012

Born May 1, 1916 in Greenfield, MA, the son of the late Martin and Mary Julia (Filosi) Russo, passed away December 7, 2012 at the age of 96. Albert proudly served his country in the Philippines from 1941 ~ 1944 earning his Purple Heart in 1946. He retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1975 after many years of service. He served as Eucharistic Minister until the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Jo. Surviving to cherish his memory are sons, John (Judy), Robert (Marilyn) and William; grandchildren, Johnnie Sue, Nicole, Shawn, Jeremy (Elizabeth), Michelle (Kevin), Kyle and Alissa; six great grandchildren; brother, George (Mary) Russo; and sister, Mary Plant. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 10th at the Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing with the Rev. Larry Delaney of St. Francis Retreat Center as celebrant. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing with a Rosary at 7:30 PM. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. For those desiring contributions may be made in memory of Albert to the Church of the Resurrection. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Rosary Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 10, 2012
REMEMBERING

Albert W. Russo

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Jeremy Russo

December 11, 2012

You couldn't ask for better grandparents then Mary Jo & Albert Russo. They are both missed dearly. Grandpa devoted his life to his family and church. I would like to thank grandpa for all the memories he has gaven us. As i've grown older, I realize how much grandpa truely had an impact on my life, excluding the wet kisses! Grandpa will always be a hero. I would also like to give a special thanks to both grandma & grandpa for all the help they've gave my father. God bless

Michelle Covert

December 9, 2012

Grandpa- today I get to smile thinking of you beside HIM.... You served him for SO many years and dedicated your life to him- now you get to "run" beside him! Thank you for spoiling grandma every day by taking such good care of her. I am especially thankful for you taking care of my dad too! You were born to love and take care of others and now it's time for HIM to take care of you! Kiss grandma for me and I will see you again! Always in my heart- I love you!

Robert Russo

December 9, 2012

Dad did what ever it took to provide his family with love and affection. From starting me out with hockey to getting me in college, he made sure I was going to succeed. MaryJo and Al were truely what parents should be. Always there for you with the right answers and guidance. Dad you will be dearly missed I love you always. God knows of all the things you did for Him on earth,now you are seated at his table. Bobby

December 9, 2012

The Holcombs in Florida send our deepest sympathy to Al's family. He and Mary Jo were a fixture at the Bingo hall. We have some great memories. God bless his family. Zella, Tom and Suzanne Holcomb

December 8, 2012

Al and Mary thank you for raising me as one of you own. Love Dave KorreyDavekorrey

DIANA MARTIN

December 8, 2012

I WAS SO PROUD TO BE PART OF THE RUSSO FAMILY FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS,AND THEY STILL KEEP ME IN THEIR HEARTS THEY DID NOTHING BUT TREAT ME AS IF I WAS ONE OF THERE OWN.THEY ARE THE BEST PEOPLE ANYONE COULD ASK FOR AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

FROM THE FAMILY