LaMonica Memorial Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ


Grace Irene Russo

October 29, 1931May 28, 2019
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Grace Irene Russo (nee Bozza) of Livingston, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2019, with her family by her side. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Jersey City to Mary and Pasquale Bozza, Grace moved to Livingston in 1963.

Over the past 20 years, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Township of Livingston Clerk’s Office. Formerly she worked as a paralegal for Foster-Wheeler in Livingston for 25 years and served as an officer of the Peachtree Credit Union.

Grace had an unwavering dedication to community service in Livingston, earning her numerous awards and recognitions. Her most recent and notable was the President’s Volunteer Award. She was an active member of the Livingston League of Women Voters, and served as its vice president up until her death.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Russo, devoted mother of Patricia Russo and her husband John Karr, Alan Russo, Jennifer Russo and her husband Domenico Spagnolo, and Robyn Russo-Cuppari and her husband Jerry Cuppari, cherished grandmother of Michael and his wife Anakaren, Katy and her husband Vincent, Robert, Christina, Julia, Vanessa, and Julian, loving great grandmother of Noah, Lucas, and Aria, dear sister of the late Michael Bozza and his wife Monica, and Peter Bozza and his wife Grace, and loving aunt of Donna, Susan, and Joann.

Visitation is being held at the LaMonica Memorial Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2-7 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10 am in St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston followed by the Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a gift to the Livingston Fire Department, 62 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, New Jersey 07039, or the Livingston League of Women Voters, PO Box 583, Livingston, New Jersey 07039.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Entombment Monday, June 3, 2019


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Cheryl Funaro

June 18, 2019

Dear Patti, Alan, Jennifer, Robyn and family,

I loved and admired your Mom. A kind, unselfish mother and grandmother. She loved and adored all of you. I always felt welcome in her presence. Grace made us all feel like family. Her heart was as big as her smile, and great sense of humor. She was active in everything. Livingston has lost a shining star. Grace leaves you with an amazing legacy of cherished memories, great times together and so much more. She will always remain a part of you. My condolences.

Neil Edwards

June 4, 2019

Dear Aunt Grace. I will always have fondest memories of visiting you and staying in your home in North Ashby Avenue with my wife; your niece Melanie. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this time. God has chosen another angel. Rest in peace.

Lori McAtee

May 31, 2019

What a great loss! I loved going through these photos online, brought back so many fond memories of North Ashby Avenue. My childhood was so blessed with my second mom, Gracie-baby. Although I would only and forever call her Mrs. Russo. My heart goes out to each one of you and your families. I hope that the sadness that you are feeling now will be overshadowed by the wonderful memories of a such a lovely person.

Harriet Gurney

May 30, 2019

Grace, you were a dear and close friend to me and I will miss you terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.
Love, Harriet Gurney and Paul Mikulka

Patricia Sebold

May 30, 2019

Grace was a very special person. I am honored to have had the privilege to know her so well. Life will be very different without Amazing Grace. All my sincere love to the family and my special friend Patricia Russo!


May 29, 2019

Dear Pat,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May she rest in the peace of the Lord forever.
God bless!
With love,

Patricia LeShane

May 29, 2019

patti - so sad to hear of your moms passing but her spririt and enthusiasiam will continue to live thru you. My deepest wishes to you and your family as you remember her life and the laughs and cheers you celebrated thru the years. Warm Regards - paddi

Walter LeVine

May 29, 2019

Every time I visited Town Hall Grace always greeted me with a smile, a welcoming thought and a charming comment as I am sure she greeted everyone. Same when I called. She will be missed by everyone who knew her but always in our thoughts.

Scott Chaleff

May 28, 2019

I wanted to say thank you to Grace for all of the great memories I was privileged to have whenever I visited town hall. Grace was always accommodating and genuinely happy for all of the children in our lives. Livingston lost a major entity today. God Bless You Grace..... love Scotty and the whole Chaleff Family