OBITUARY

Filippo Russo

May 12, 1936November 19, 2016
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Filippo Russo (Phil) formerly of Binghamton died peacefully at home on November 19, 2016. Born in Italy, he is predeceased by his parents, Antonio & Rosina Russo; brothers, Antonio, Michele, Vittorio; sisters, Serefina & Nicolina, all of Italy; father and mother-in-law, Donato & Patricia Innarella. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Josephine; daughters, Rosanna & Doug Potts, Dr. Patricia Russo & Dr. Adam Coffee; son, Anthony & Paulette; granddaughters, Christina and Jessica Potts, Natalie Coffee and Annette and Renata Russo; sister, Maria & Rocco; brother, Gerardo, both of Italy; brothers and sister-in-law, Vince & Kathy Innarella, Nicholas & Monica Innarella, Grace & Richard Bernard; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends both here and in Italy. He worked at Kroehler Manufacturing, NYSDOT, but most proudly hosted the Italian Florentine Hour for 10 years on WKOP radio from 1972-1982. He earned a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Binghamton and a Master's Degree from Rutger's University. He was an avid soccer fan and was a referee throughout the Southern Tier. He was a former member of the Sons of Italy and American Civic Association. He was a member of the Independent Mutual Aid Society. In recent years he was a tax preparation volunteer for the elderly and worked as a tax aide for many years. He was a member of the Italian-American Club. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and traveling especially cruising and was forever telling jokes making people laugh. He was a member of St. Henry's church in Fl. and formerly St. John the Evangelist Church while a Binghamton resident. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 3-6 pm at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson. A funeral mass will be offered on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 am at the St. John St. Andrew Church, 7 Livingston Street, Binghamton NY 13903. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider monetary donations to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry at St. John St. Andrew Church.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 26, 2016
REMEMBERING

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Sharon Kritkausky

November 25, 2016

So so sorry to the Russo family for their loss.

James guiton

November 24, 2016

Our condolences and prayers to the Russo family. May God hold Filippo in the palm of his hand and may he rest in peace.

Sue Toepelt-Story

November 23, 2016

My condolences to the Russo family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It hurts to lose a loved one, take comfort in recalling fond memories and know Mr. Russo's life was well lived.

Peter Boigeol

November 23, 2016

The many memories of Filippo at the Moose club will always make me laugh. So sorry for your loss Rosanna and Doug. My condolences and prayers to you and your family

Peter Boigeol

November 23, 2016

The many memories of Filippo at the Moose club will always make me laugh. So sorry for your loss Rosanna and Doug. My condolences and prayers to you and your family

Anne Marie DePalmo

November 23, 2016

Very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Anne Cody DePalmo

November 22, 2016

So sorry for your loss we are thinking of you all and will hold you close to our hearts at this difficult time.
Aunt B and Chaz

Paola e Daniele Becatti russo

November 22, 2016

Bye, uncle Philip. Rest in peace.❤

Michael Heslin

November 22, 2016

To the Russo Family: My condolences on the death of your husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. I listened to the Florentine Hour while I lived in Binghamton. His opening was memorable. I use it today but when I do, I give credit to where I heard it, on the Florentine Hour. Mr. Russo had a good, full life, as I read his obituary. May Our God give you the graces you need as you walked through this vale of tears and my we all meet again in Heaven.

November 22, 2016

So sorry to hear about your loss Paulette and Gary