Angelo Russo, 101, Avid Gardener, Former Member of Fife and Drum Corps


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Angelo Russo passed away at home in Darien on August 25. He was 101 years old.

He was born in Darien on Nov.3, 1916 and lived in town most of his 101 years. He was the son of Antonio and Rafael (Lombardi) Russo.

Angelo was very proud of Darien and enjoyed being a member of the Fife and Drum Corps and taking part in the annual town parade.

He was an avid gardener and loved having his family around to enjoy meals he prepared from the garden.

an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

He is survived by three children: Theresa Kranyak of Maryland, Grace Hanafee of Norwalk and Anthony Russo of Florida; six grandchildren: Debra Requa and Michael Frate of Maryland, James Nyberg of Norwalk, Karen Marino and Dean Russo of Fairfield; and Jason Russo of Georgia; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Friday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

Memorial donations may be sent to Darien EMS-Post 53, P.O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.

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