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Charles F. “Butch” Russo, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Russo, CharlesHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for Charles F. “Butch” Russo, Sr., who passed away on August 7th after a battle with lung cancer at age 71. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 14th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him for his sassy and quick wit.
Born, raised and educated in Revere, he was a 1961 alumnus of Revere High School. He also attended Miami-Dade College of Florida. He retired after 37 years of service to American Airlines as a supervisor. “Butch” was a member and past treasurer for the AA Northeast Vanguards for many years. He also served as President to the Three (3) Diamonds Society at the airlines. He also taught an airline course at Newbury College. While still living in Revere, he sat on the Conservation Commission for several years. After moving to Windham, NH in 2005, he was Supervisor of the Checklist for the Town of Windham, New Hampshire. While a member of the Windham Lions Club, he was awarded the prestigious honor as recipient to the Melvin Jones Award from Lions International. He was also past treasurer for Windham Meadows Condo Association for 5 years.

 
He leaves his devoted wife Marie C. (Martucci) after 48 years of marriage. He is the beloved father to Kathleen M. Parris and her husband Robert J. of Lynnfield, Charles F. Russo, Jr and his wife Lisamarie of Salem, NH, Gina M. Pearson and her husband Gary of Nashua, NH. He is the cherished “Papa” to 6 grandchildren; Danielle and Robert Joseph Parris of Lynnfield, Joseph and James Russo of Salem, NH, Mia and Ava Pearson of Nashua, NH. He is also lovingly survived by Bella too. He is the dear brother of Thomas R. Russo and his wife Lorraine of Satsuma, FL and the late Bernard R. “Bernie” Russo. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. He was also predeceased by his parents, R. Carl and Dorothy T. (MacPhee) Russo.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, August 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, August 14th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital, Attn: Development Foundation, 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02119.

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  1. donald p smith
    Aug 17 2015

    god bless you and your loved one on your loss
    Charlie was a good friend of mine both at work and in Revere

    Donald

  2. donald p smith
    Aug 17 2015

    very sorry for your loss
    charlie and I were good friends from Revere and also at American Airllines
    may God be with you and your family
    God Bless
    all my love
    Donald

  3. Lois Groves
    Aug 12 2015

    Marie –

    My heart goes out to you and to your family. May time replace your sadness with fond memories of all the happy years you spent together.

    Love, Lois

  4. Cynthia Gannon
    Aug 11 2015

    So sorry Marie. The thing I will always remember about Butch was his sense of humor. It was such fun to be around him. The times on Park Ave. I will remember forever.

  5. Eileen Millman
    Aug 11 2015

    I have known Charlie for many, many years. Actually he lived down the street from me in Revere. We both worked for American Airlines. I never had the pleasure of working directly with Charlie, however, everyone who did thought the world of him. Charlie was a wonderful son, husband, father, and friend; he will be missed greatly. Charlie had a fantastic gift of making people LAUGH. HIs sense of humor was incredible – it was ***off the wall*** to say the least – his comments always caught us off guard – that is what made him so special!!! Charlie is now in heaven making God, the saints, and angels LAUGH their wings off.
    Eileen Alba-Millman
    (My husband, Fred, loved him too!)

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