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Dorothy L. Russo

POUGHKEEPSIE - Dorothy Louise Russo, 87, a lifelong area resident, transitioned peacefully into Spirit at her home after a long illness on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. She was born on May 9th, 1926 in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Louis George Simmons and Esther Hosier Simmons. She attended Poughkeepsie Schools and worked as a Nurse's Aide for area nursing homes and home care agencies prior to her retirement in 1991. On June 28th, 1943 she married Louis S. Russo Sr. who predeceased her on April 12th, 2004. Dorothy is survived by her six children and their spouses: Esther L and Francis P Burnett, Sr. (Buffalo, NY); Louis S. and Patti Russo, Jr. (Boston, MA), Anthony J. and Nancy Russo (Poughkeepsie, NY); George R. and Kathi Russo; (Town of Newburgh); Linda Grace and Edward V. Farley, Jr. (Poughkeepsie, NY); and James E. Russo and Peter Evans (Lake Katrine, NY); a brother Lewis G. Simmons and sister-in-law Gloria (Lincoln City, Oregon); 15 Grand Children; 21 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Grace, brothers Frank and Marious, and a grandson, Brian Burnett. Inurnment took place on Friday, March 28th, 2014. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 2 - 4 PM at Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. If you would like to leave an online condolence please visit www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com



Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12, 2014
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