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Ignazio James “Jim” Russo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, July 25th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home IgnazioJamesRussofor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Ignazio James “Jim” Russo, who died unexpectedly on Monday, July 18th at his Glen, New Hampshire home, he was 80 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere.

Born in Boston’s North End, “Jim” and his family moved to Revere when he was a young boy. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and was a Graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard Reserves and completed 18 years of service. Jim owned & operated the I. James Russo & Sons Carpentry Company based out of Everett for 60 years. Jim was well known to all who knew him, to be incredibly talented with his work and incredibly industrious being able to fix anything. His tireless work ethic was his very being, he loved to stay busy. He had built all three of his homes himself with his sons by his side. At times, his brothers & some of his nephews also worked with him. The only time you would see Jim sitting down was during Hockey Season. He was passionate about the Boston Bruins and watched every game with great enthusiasm. His other passion was his “Classic 1955 Chevy”. He was the original owner and it was just recently restored as if it rolled out of the “Show Room”, it was his prize possession. Jim will be missed dearly and remembered especially for his kind nature, keen sense of humor & generous giving heart.

He is the loving father of Diane H. Russo & her fiancée Tommy Connors of Everett, James F. Russo & his wife Linda of Paxton, Barbara J. Russo – Limongiello & her husband Robert of Derry,NH & Robert K. Russo of Everett. Cherished grandfather of Robert J. Limongiello, Brittnee B. Lemongiello, Michael E. Lemongiello all of Derry,NH , Maria T. Russo , Melanie Russo & Madison Russo all of Paxton. Adored great grandfather of one great granddaughter of Aubrieemay. Former Husband of the late Marilyn B. (Rossi) Russo. Longtime companion of Sharon A. Walsh of Everett. Devoted brother of Lydia DiSisto of Revere, Salvatore Russo & his wife Barbara of Beverly, Anna DeMauro of Winthrop, Charles C. Russo & his wife Darlene of Glen, NH and the late Vito M. “Sonny” Russo, Mary Longo, Alphonse C., Joseph & Michael Russo. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Visiting Hours

Monday, July 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of Flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Heart Assoc./ American Stroke Assoc., P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005

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  1. Joyce Matlock
    Jul 25 2016

    So sorry for the loss of your dad, Jim. I know he was so loving and giving to all of you and will be missed dearly. Prayers ail be said.

  2. Theresa, Gary, Em and Josh Lane
    Jul 23 2016

    Our hearts break for you. We are so sorry about the sudden loss of your dad. He was a kind, talented man who loved his family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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