Russo – in Burlington, March 8th, Carmen D., beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Sorgente) Russo. Devoted father of Dianne R. Jenkins and husband Robert of Burlington and the late Robert R. Russo. Loving brother of Nicolina Bucci of Medford, Antonette Tavolieri of Brighton, Guy Russo of Washington and the late Michael Russo. Dear grandfather of Donna Sorensen and husband Richard of Billerica and great-grandfather of Alexis and Landon. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 10th, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbaras Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mr. Russos memory to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen Street, Framingham,MA 01701.
Carmen D. Russo passed away early Wednesday morning at the Woburn Nursing Center after a brief illness. The beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Sorgente) Russo, he was ninety-one years of age.
Born in Poultney, Vermont, he moved to Massachusetts at an early age and then as a young child he and his family moved to Italy, where his parents where born. They remained in Italy until he was fifteen years of age and then they returned to America and made their home in Arlington, where Mr. Russo remained for over fifty years. He married, and together he and his wife raised their two children.
Professionally, Carmen worked in Boston as a stitcher/tailor for Sirotto Sports, where he made womens suits, coats, and school blazers. He had worked his way up to Foreman for the Sirotto Sports Co., which was a position he retired from in later years.
He and his wife had moved to their daughter’s home in Burlington where they remained for eight years and then to the Gables in Winchester.
Mr. Russo had a great interest in the Boston Red Sox and has followed them through every season since he was a child, and needless to say winning the World Series was a long time dream come true. He also was an avid listener to the symphony and many of the operas throughout his life.
Mr. Russo was predeceased by his wife Geraldine, his son Robert, and his brother Michael Russo.
He is survived by his daughter, Dianne R. Jenkins and her husband Robert of Burlington, his sisters, Nicolina Bucci of Medford and Antonette Tavolieri of Brighton, his brother, Guy Russo of Washington, his granddaughter, Donna Sorensen and her husband Richard of Billerica, and his great- grandchildren, Alexis and Landon.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, March 10th, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbaras Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11 a.m.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Mr. Russos memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.