John Salvatore Russo, 71, of Stamford passed on peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Stamford Hospital on Sunday, July 3, 2016. He was born in Schenectady, NY on February 4, 1945 to the late Joseph J. Russo, Sr. and Jennie E. Baltuskonis Russo.
John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-1967. He was a Vietnam War Veteran and received several medals during his service including The Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Rifle Marksman Qualification Badge. “Once a Marine always a Marine.”
John was the Property Manager at Heyman Properties and longtime employee of Graphic Color Plate Inc., both in Stamford, Connecticut
John is survived by his loving wife Pastor Carol M. Viesto Russo of Stamford, his loving children Heidi E. Russo-Roberts of TX, Christian T. Russo of Stamford, Leah A. Palmer- Quinn and her husband Michael of Stamford, Suzanne L. Russo-Vidal and her husband Victor of NJ, grandchildren Tyler Roberts, Austin Roberts, Maxwell Roberts, Alexandria Russo, the twins Brendan and Liam Quinn. John is also survived a brother Ronald Russo and his wife Michele of FL, two sisters Kathy Northrup of FL and Connie Lucifora and her husband Louis of Stamford. Also surviving is his dearest niece Allison Russo Rinehart and her husband Stephen of TX and their children, Ariel, Kennedy and Rylee Rinehart. John is survived by his loving father-in-law Anthony (Tony) Viesto and many other dear nieces and nephews, in addition to his very best friends Leroy Williams, Phil Senete, Ernie Baker and his loving canine companion Mabel Grace.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his brother and best friend Joseph J. Russo, Jr.
and his son in law Darren Roberts and also his mother in law Annette Tamburri Viesto.
“A Celebration of Life,” in which all are invited and encouraged to attend and honor John’s life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus, 507 Shippan Avenue Stamford, CT 06902. A place where John shared many fond memories with family, friends, and acquaintances.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Russo family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s memory to CT Veterans Health Care Hospital, West haven Campus, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516
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