Russo, Alma Zita
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born November 24, 1911, to Carmela and Alessandro Francesconi in Washington Square, Greenwich Village, New York City, passed on Sunday 3/11/12. She was married on 9/6/1936 to Frank V. Russo and resided in Huntington, Long Island from 1936 until their move to Arizona in 1972. Alma was a member of Goodwill Woman's Auxiliary and the Sons of Italy Scottsdale Lodge. She is survived by one sister Irma Violi of Bohemia, NY; 2 daughters Gayla Reischmann and her children Ted Russo (Koleen), Greta Weaver (Wayne) and Sean Reischmann; Carla Harris (Paul) and her children Kyra and Shana Harris; 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Alma was a great woman, wife, mother and friend who loved her family and lived her Catholic faith. She will be missed immensely. Visitation will be 5-8 pm on Thursday, 3/15/12, Rosary at 7 pm at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St. Mass will be at 10 am Friday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. 7th St. Interment will be at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 West Beardsley Rd. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Alma's name to: AZ Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Rd. #140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Arrangements by Hansen Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 14, 2012