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Augustina M. Russo of Methuen, formerly of Arlington, died April 28. She was born in Boston on November 11, 1922, to Antonio and Rose Russo (Palmissano) and was the beloved mother of Charles A. Russo and his wife, Judith of Methuen and Annemarie Kadilak and her husband, Joseph of Burlington; dear grandmother of Jennifer, Nicola, Joseph, Robyn, Paul, Christopher and Jon. She also leaves behind 16 adoring great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Pearl Pizzolante and the late Paul Russo and Josephine Sullivan. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Charles, Janet and Maria Sullivan and her former daughter-in-law, Lynne McElveen. She was a graduate of Boston Girls High School and employed by Filene's in Belmont and Warren Street Market for many years. She loved cooking, family gatherings, traveling, shopping and her trips to Foxwoods. The family also would like to thank the staff at Mary Immaculate Restorative Center for their excellent care.
Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington on Wednesday at 9 a.m., with a Funeral Mass to be held at 10 a.m. in St. Eulalia Church, Winchester. Burial will be held at 12 p.m. at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, 20 Sea St., Quincy. Please meet at the front gate. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Augustina to Lazarus House, 412 Hampshire St., Lawrence, MA 01841. Visit devitofuneralhomes.com to view an online guestbook.
Published on  April 30, 2017
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