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Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Our Lady of the Assumption Church

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Salvatore Russo Jr. 88, of Branford, formerly of Amity Road, Woodbridge, passed away Dec. 30, 2018 in The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of  the late Rita DeGennaro Russo.  He has been reunited with his favorite dance partner.
Mr. Russo was born in New Haven Nov. 22, 1930, son of the late Salvatore and Josephine Criscio Russo. A plumber by trade, he worked for the New Haven Dept. of Education for 30 years until his retirement in 1992.  He proudly served in the US Army from 1948 to 1950.He is survived by a daughter, Gina Russo Matteis of Branford, with whom he resided; a son, Salvatore Russo III ( Linda) of Florida; one sister, Rose Paturzo of North Haven; and three grandchildren, Lindsey Russo, Paul and Michelle Matteis. He was predeceased by two brothers, Pasquale and Ralph Russo and two sisters, Josephine (Tina) Torino and Florence Morro.
Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Friday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Center Road, Woodbridge Saturday morning at 10:00. Interment, with Military Honors will take place in East Side Cemetery,Woodbridge.  Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

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Joe Teta
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
To Gina and Sal and their Families, We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Sal's passing. We have great memories of Your Father and Mother. Rest in Peace Uncle Sal. Fondly, Joe, Rae, Francis and Amelia

Joan Scarveles
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Sal and Gina, I am very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was really a nice man to talk to and was always great about not only fixing things but showing you how to do it yourself. Please know that he’s in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🙏

Joe Stango
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Sal and Gina. Sorry for your loss. I was sick and unable to attend the wake. You both are in my thoughts.

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