Anna M. (St. Paul) Russo, 97, widow of Sebastian (Mickey) Russo passed away peacefully with surrounded by her loving family and staff of Laurel View Convalescent Home on Nov. 18, 2012. Anna was born in Middletown and grew up in Portland, married Sebastian Russo and moved to Middletown.
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Most of her working life she was employed by Jerome Coats, where she met and made lifelong friends. She was a great cook, especially her famous pizza and Italian brown cookies which she proudly made for family gatherings. Among her favorite activities she and her sister enjoyed going to bingo and crocheting afghans. Many baby blankets were donated to Connecting Children and Families of Middletown.
Anna leaves behind her son, Salvatore, and his wife Rose Russo; a daughter, Angela Russo, grandsons Carl and his wife Pam Russo, Gary Russo, granddaughter Debra and her husband Abel Picard and Anna's beloved great-grandsons Austin and Nevin Picard. Also her friends Lucille and Barbara. She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph, Louis, Mike, Angelo and James St. Paul and her sister Minnie (St. Paul) DiMauro.
Funeral services will be held at 10 :30 a.m, Wednesday from the D'Angelo Funeral Home 22 S. Main St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church. Burial will be in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The family would like to thank the staff of Laurel View at Pilgrim Manor for their excellent and loving care of Anna as well as for their loving patience and care of her son Sal and daughter Angela. Contributions to honor Anna's life may be made to Coven and Village of Cromwell (CVOC) Attn; Staff Christmas Fund, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416 or the Renovation Fund of St. Sebastian Church, 155 Washington St.
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Published in The Middletown Press on Nov. 21, 2012