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Donald R. Russo

AGE: 74 • New Brunswick

Mr. Donald R. Russo died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at Mc Carrick Care Center in Somerset. He was 74. Mr. Russo was a lifelong New Brunswick resident and communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Donald graduated with the New Brunswick High School class of 1956. He served in the Army as a 1st Lieutenant with the military police at Fort Levinworth, KS. He then went on to graduate from the University of North Alabama with a baccalaureate in education and a double Masters in Administration and Learning Disabilities. Mr. Russo retired after 32 years as a special educator at the Somerset County Vocational Technical School in Bridgewater. He was active with the New Jersey and Somerset County Education Associations. Known as "Juice" to the kids he coached, Don was pleased to give of his time to youth baseball and tennis leagues. Mr. Russo was a past Exaulted Ruler for the New Brunswick Elks Post 324 and a member of the American Legion in Milltown.

Mr Russo was predeceased by his father, Rocco Russo in 1959; his mother, Beatrice (Tobin) Russo in 1975; and his brothers, Robert in 1997 and Charles in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Mulligan) Russo, and his sister, Beatrice Torisello and her husband Anthony of Torrington, CT.

Services will be Saturday, 9:00 AM from the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, followed by a 9:30 AM Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in New Brunswick. Entombment will follow at Saint Peter Mausoleum. Visitation will be Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Russo's family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Jeganathan, MD for more than 20 years of compassionate care and to the wonderful staff of the Mc Carrick Care Center.

Published in Home News Tribune on Jan. 12, 2012
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