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Salisbury—Radie Russo, 87, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Aurora Senior Living of Manokin in Princess Anne.
She was born in Laurel, Delaware on November 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Gordy Toomey and Annie Fisher Toomey.
Radie worked for Bessie Hitchens and Richard Brumbley on chicken farms. She loved cooking for her family and friends and tending to her garden each and every summer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Alton Russo; a daughter, Yvonne Mariner and her husband Robert of Salisbury; two grandchildren, Stacey Roberts and her husband Joe of Mechanicsville, MD and Robert M. Lewis, Jr. and his wife Cyndi of Delmar; five great grandchildren, Timothy Mariner of Salisbury, Cheyenne and Savannah Roberts of Mechanicsville, MD, Michelle and Robert Michael Lewis, III of Delmar, MD; a nephew Joe Kelly and his wife Bertie of Pittsville; four special friends, Mini Parker of Delaware, Edward Jarvis of Laurel and Leonard and Gail Sears of Laurel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter at birth, four brothers, Tom, James, Lester and Clayton Toomey; and a sister, Manie Kelly.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastor Ed Townsend will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Carey's Cemetery in Millsboro, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Aurora Senior Living of Manokin, Resident Activity Fund/Activity Dept., 11974 Edgehill Terrace Road, Princess Anne, MD 21853.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Short Funeral Home
13 E. Grove Street Delmar, DE 19940
Published in The Daily Times on Dec. 7, 2012