Carmella Russo—12/27/2014

Carmella “Minnie” Russo, age 104, of Lansdale died December 27, 2014 at St. Martha Manor in Downingtown. 

Born in Chester, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Giovannina Caruso DiCostanza.

She had worked as a seamstress at the Goldman Clothing Factory, formerly of Souderton.

Her husband John Russo died on August 5, 1975.

She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lansdale. 

Surviving are her daughters Mary Savo (the late Louis) of King of Prussia and Joan Capone (the late Stanley) of West Chester and sons Frank Russo and his wife Anita of Lansdale and the Reverend Anthony Russo
of Baton Rogue, LA; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Louis Russo (Tonia of Naples, Italy)
and brothers Frank, Joseph, William, Michael and Ralph DiCostanza and sisters Catherine Muscella, Anne Vadino, Jennie D’Angelo, and Lucy Benoit.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Tuesday, December 30th at 11AM at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA. 19446 where the family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 10 to 11AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Stephen Savo, to the ALS Hope Foundation, 1333 Race St., Suite 202, P.O. Box 40777, Phila, PA. 19107 would be preferred. 

One thought on “Carmella Russo—12/27/2014

  1. Although I never knew Mrs. Russo, I know she was a very special person and devoted mother and wife. Fr. Russo frequently celebrates the noon Mass at our church, Our Lady of Mercy in Baton Rouge. Shortly after Mrs. Russo’s passing, a request for prayers for her and Fr. Russo and their family was made in the opening announcements for the daily Mass. That was a real tribute to Fr. Russo because we have never heard such an announcement at the opening of Mass before. I pray that she is safely in heaven and reunited with her loved ones who have passed before her. Thank you for sharing this beautiful obituary. We are grateful for the love she has passed on to Fr. Russo.

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