Russell J. Carlo
1928 - 2015
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Russell J. Carlo, 86 of Rocky Hill, CT and Old Lyme, CT, formerly of Wethersfield, CT and Deerfield Beach, FL, beloved husband of Rose Mary Carlo, Died peacefully, Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at his residence in Rocky Hill with his family by his side after a brief illness. Russ was born June 5, 1928 in Hartford, son of the late Michael & Marie (Maselli) Carlo, he attended local schools and was a 1946 graduate of Bulkeley High School in Hartford and attended the University of Hartford. He was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War, followed by serving a year in the National Guard. He began his career as a licensed land surveyor for the State of Connecticut, retiring in 1979, after 32 years of service. He went onto start his own land surveying company. He was past president of the Wethersfield Lions Club, a member of the Elks Club and a member of the Unico Club. He was also on the condo board at Vista Gardens in Deerfield Beach, FL for many years as well as past president and active member of the Sound View Beach Association. He also was past vice president and active member of the Oaks Condo Association. Russ enjoyed gardening at his beloved cottage in Sound View Beach . His other interests were golfing, bowling and helping others. His easy going and sincere personality will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He was a loving husband and devoted father/grandfather. In addition to his devoted wife, Rose Mary (Paier) Carlo, he is survived by his three daughters, Phyllis Carlo of Rocky Hill, Rosemarie Rhieu and fiancé Mark Sherer of East Greenwich, RI and Diane Faenza of Rocky Hill. He leaves three grandsons, Daniel and wife Amy Rhieu of Warwick, RI, Stephen Rhieu of East Greenwich, RI and Matthew Rhieu of Scottsdale, Arizona. He also leaves his one granddaughter, Jennifer Faenza of Rocky Hill. Other survivors include his sister Mildred Herms of Rocky Hill, and Betty Carlo, his sister in law of Manchester, CT and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by his sister, Carmella Devaney, and his brother, Nicholas Carlo, who passed away just nine weeks prior. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St, Rocky Hill, with a calling hour from 9:30 am -10:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Catholic Church, in Rocky Hill, CT at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made directly online to the Melanoma Cancer Research Fund at

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Published in Hartford Courant on Feb. 8, 2015.
Calling hours
09:30 - 10:30 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church
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February 2, 2021
It has been 6 years since I lost you still miss you
Love Phyllis
Phyllis Carlo
February 15, 2015
Dear Carlo Family; your Dad and Husband had a loving heart and spirit.He will be missed. With deepest Sympathy
Tina Catucci
February 11, 2015
Mrs. Carlo, Phyllis, Rosemarie and Diane,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Carlo. I have many fond memories of him. What a kind man and wonderful father. My prayers are with you all.
Kathy Sanzo
February 11, 2015
We are very sorry for your loss. We will always remember his smiling face each time we saw him - like in this photo.
Bill and Sandy Lorenz
February 11, 2015
He was the best father in the world. I will miss him and I want to thank everyone for their kind words
Phyllis Carlo
February 11, 2015
Dear Cousins,

We are so sorry for you loss. Russ was a great guy and we shall miss his easy going and joyful personality. Our prayers are with you.
RIchard & Donna Gulluni
February 10, 2015
Dear Mrs. Carlo, Phyllis, Rosemarie and Diane,

I was so sorry to read of Mr. Carlo's passing. I first him when he worked with my father. Years later I saw him again when I worked in a bank and he was a customer. Mr. Carlo always had a smile on his face and a kind word. I always enjoyed seeing him.It has been several years since I have seem him but have such great memories of interacting with him.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Mary-Beth Dobmeier
February 10, 2015
Rose Maria and family, I'd like to offer my condolences to a close friend and coworker for 30 years. I have fond memories of Russ and the times we shared on the job. My thoughts and prayers are with Russ and the Carlo family at this difficult time. Gods Blessings to all.
Stan Kida
February 10, 2015
No matter how old we are, losing a parent is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know.
But their goodness, caring and wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family.
Your co-worker and friend,
Dottie Bernier
February 10, 2015
Rosemary and Family.
So few are truly blessed to have had Russ as a wonderful husband and a father. He was a very special person. We were fortunate he came into our lives.

Ray Balboni
February 10, 2015
February 9, 2015
So sorry to hear of Russ' passing.
I first met Russ when he worked as my Rodman in 1953 in Barkhampsted.
LAter as Distric Engineer Russ was a good friend and good employee.
Jack Hird
February 9, 2015
Diane, Jennifer & Family
We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. May the love of family & friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Love & Friendship,

Sue, Megan & Matthew Ryan
Sue Ryan
February 9, 2015
Rose and family, we are sorry for your loss. Russ was such a wonderful man and will be missed greatly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Patty and Bob
February 9, 2015
Rosemary and Family, We are all better for having Russ's knowledge, talents, humor and most of all friendship. Wishing you comfort and peace going forward and the remembrance that all of you were the light of his life. My condolences, Donna Rathbun
February 9, 2015
Sound View 2014
Diane and family,
'Say not in grief 'he is no more' but in thankfulness that he was.'
Gina and Tony Carbone
February 9, 2015
Rosemay,Phyllis and family. Butch and I are so sorry for your loss. Russ was a great man and neighbor . He always took great care in helping others.He will be greatly missed,especially when we sit at Pat's patio. I will see you soon.
Dolores and butch.
February 8, 2015
Rosemary and family our deepest thoughts are with all of you and in our prayers Russ was a great person and will never be forgotten . May god bless. Love Helen and ED
February 8, 2015
Dear Carlo Family,
My thoughts and prayers are
with you at this very sad time.
May you be comforted knowing that
you are loved and cared about.
May God be with you and bless you
now and always.
Most sincerely,
Elizabeth Kostreva
February 8, 2015
Diane - I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Treasure the fond memories you have of your dad and find comfort in them during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Liane Kind l
February 8, 2015
We are sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Russ from our time in the Wethersfield Lions.

Leon and Anne Calanquin
Anne Calanquin
February 8, 2015
With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty.
Rose Hill Funeral Homes Inc.
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