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Eleanor R. Russo


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Eleanor R. Russo Obituary
Eleanor R. Russo (Elena) died peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019 in the Residence in Lincoln. She was 99. Elena DiGregorio was born December 27, 1919 in Waltham a daughter of Italian immigrants Egidio and Teresa (Delfino) DiGregorio. Ellie lived her entire life in Waltham. She married her husband, John L. Russo, on June 16, 1946, in Sacred Heart Church, and she lived for the last 67 years in the Warrendale home that she and John bought a few years after they were married. A founding member of Saint Jude's Parish, Ellie was a woman of deep faith whose optimism, strength and insight brought many to her for adv- ice and support. Always a hard worker, she spent most of her career at Raytheon, retiring in 1985. She loved to dance and met her husband while dancing to the Harry James Orchestra. Ellie was an excellent cook and her multi-course family meals are legendary among her extended family. The memory of her indomitable spirit is a lasting legacy for all who loved her. She was loved and admired by her three sons, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She leaves her three sons, John L. Russo Jr. (Susanne) of Hudson, Gregory A. Russo (Luly Ima) of Deer field Beach, Florida and Louis D. Russo (Cindy) of Harvard; her grandchildren, Jenna and Blake Russo, Julie O'Driscoll (Daniel), Lisa MacDonald (Daniel), Michael Russo (Erin), Matthew Russo (Franziska Weinberger), Elena Russo (Nathaniel Coughlin), Sarah Russo, Daniel Russo (Margaret Lim); her great-grandchildren, Claire O'Drisc oll, Alyssa and Maria MacDonald, Ryan and Shelby Russo, Helen and William Coughlin. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, January 8th, in Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham. Burial followed in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Parish, 147 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453 or , 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 019 To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
Published in Waltham News Tribune from Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, 2019
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