Vittoria Russo, 79, of South Salem, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT. She was born in Bivongi, Providence of Reggio Calabria, Italy on October 23, 1942, daughter of the late Nicola and Agostina Calabrese Drago.
Vittoria was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed caring and entertaining for her family and friends, especially through her passion for cooking and baking. Vittoria worked for Excelsior Hardware of Stamford, for over 30 years, having retired in the 1980’s.
Vittoria is survived by her loving children, Joe Russo and his significant other Julie of Stamford, Frank Russo and his wife Lisa of Shelton, as well as her siblings, Theresa Mazzola of Vermont, Dominick Drago of Wilton and JoAnn DiPreta of Stamford, and her cherished grandchildren, Franki, Michael, A.J., Angelina, and Joie Russo.
Besides her parents, Vittoria was also predeceased by her beloved husband Antonio Russo in 2008.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM with a prayer service to be celebrated at 10:00 AM.
The family requests that donations be made in Vittoria’s memory to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087
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