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Vito Michael “Sonny” Russo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith HomeRusso, Vito for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Vito Michael “Sonny” Russo, who passed following a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma, at the home of his devoted daughter, Marisa Russo, in Bourne, MA, on Friday, January 1st, 2016. The funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

 

Mr. Russo was born on October 30th, 1930 in Boston’s North End. Raised in the North End, he received his early education there. His family then came to live in Revere and he continued his education, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1948. He entered the US Army in April of 1953 & served until April of 1955, reaching the rank of Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict. Most of his working career was with the U.S. Postal Service at the Logan Airport Facility. He held many managerial positions within the Postal service and retired in 1987, after 28 years of service. Concurrently, with his work at the Post Office, he worked construction with many of his family members. “Sonny” bowled with the Postal Union League using his unique “left handed curve shot”. He maintained many friendships from his bowling days. He was a gifted man, employing many of his God given talents; electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and all else that completes a fine construction worker. An avid sports fan, he was most fond of his Boston Bruins. Even at the age of 85, and in spite of his illness, he would be able to relive most of the important games with exacting accuracy. On a most genuine, humanitarian level, he was a 53 year, continuous blood donor, only ending his remarkable record, because of his 2012 diagnosis of multiple myeloma. He was a member of the Retired Postal Workers Union of Boston.

 

He leaves behind is his beloved wife of 53 years, Roberta M. “Bobbie” (Epstein) Russo of Revere. He is the adored father of Marisa Russo of Bourne, MA. He is the cherished grandfather of Bradley Michael Yochum & his girlfriend Catie Driscoll of West Harwich, MA & Joseph Kyle Yochum of Bourne, MA. Also lovingly survived by his great-granddaughter, Janeese Anna Yochum. He is the dear brother to Lydia DiSisto of Revere, Salvatore Russo and his wife Barbara of Beverly, Anna DeMauro of Winthrop, I. James Russo and his longtime girlfriend Sharon Walsh of Everett, Charles C. Russo & his wife, Darlene of Glen, N.H. & the late, Mary Longo, Alphonse C. Russo, Joseph & Michael Russo. He is also survived by his former son-in-law, Joseph P. Yochum & his wife, Sandra “Sandy” of Mashpee, MA. and many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 23rd at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA. 02241-4238.

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  1. John and Barb Yochum
    Jan 21 2016

    May you find comfort knowing he is now at peace. Fond memories of our visits to Boston and spending time with your family.

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