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Rose Russo

July 23, 1921 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 100)


Rose Russo, of Rumson, NJ, was born in Italy, on the Island of Sicily, the daughter of Salvatore and Mary Pasalaqua Calamina. She passed peacefully away on October 31, 2021. Rose immigrated to the United States, where she raised her family, creating a welcoming home where she passed on the traditions of her Italian heritage to her children. She cherished time spent with family and friends, and time spent knitting beautiful things.

Rose was predeceased by her parents, and by her husband, John Russo in 1985; by her daughter, Nancy Rinaldi in 2010, her son, John Russo, Jr. in 2020, and by her brother, Rocco Calamina, in 2015.
She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Patricia Jebran, and Mona Lisa DePetro and her husband Gregory. Seven grandchildren and Fifteen great-grandchildren will cherish her memory and feel the loss of her presence in their lives.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 4th between 4 – 8 PM , at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 5th at 10 AM , at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad Street in Red Bank, NJ. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Rose’s memory be made to ALS Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, 97 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

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Brooklyn, NY 11232

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