Robert R. Russo, a longtime resident of Brewster, NY, died in Danbury, CT on December 15, 2018. He was 80 years old.
Born on May 24, 1938 in Bronx, New York, son to the late Pasquale and Amelia (Musorifiti) Russo, he was a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School. Robert married the love of his life Elizabeth T. Ruggiero on October 18, 1959.
Mr. Russo was a devoted husband and family man. He had a passion for horticulture and was able to make that passion his life-long career, working for the New York Botanical Gardens until his retirement. Robert is a parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster.
Mr. Russo is not only survived by his wife Elizabeth but also his three sons; Robert Russo of White Plains, NY; Joseph Russo ( Joanne Bentivoglio-Moreno) of Carmel, NY, Michael Russo of Bethel, CT; his five grandchildren: Joseph, Christopher, Steven, Michael, and Nicolas; one great-grandchild, Aiden and his brother, Dr. Stephen John Russo of Huntington, NY. He was predeceased by three sisters, Rosemarie Russo Burson, Rita Russo Lombardo, and Helen Russo and one brother, Vito Russo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster at 10am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY 10509
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Robert's memory to:
THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation by copying and pasting the following link: