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cosimo russo
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 27, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Ginosa, Italy
  • Date of passing: Feb 25, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States
My time has come, and so I'm gone. To a better place, far beyond. I love you all as you can see. But it's better now, because I'm free.

Cosimo (my nonno) was born on November 27th 1930 and departed from us on February 25th 2012. He was born in Ginosa Italy and immigrated over to the USA in the 1950's with my nonna (his wife), Anna due to finding work and wanting to better their lives. In the USA is where they stayed and formed their lives together which involved raising three children, working and building their own home. My nonno was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He worked for a company that at the time was called Warner Lambert for over 40 years and he was always very proud of that.  One thing that I will always admire about my nonno was that he came all the way from Italy, not even from this country, and was able to make such a wonderful life for him and his family. He was very committed to working and making sure that he provided for his family.

I will always remember his love for gardening and his garden since that is one thing that he always had a passion for since I was a young girl. He also enjoyed traveling to his home country, Italy, spending time with his family and friends,gonig down the shore every summer, and being a member of the VFW. Going down the shore was one thing he really enjoyed and looked forward to even through his battle with Parkinson's disease.

About ten years ago my nonno was diagnoised with Parkinson's disease and complications from the disease is what took him  away from us. His spirit and memory will live in my heart forever. RIP <3

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Carolyn Russo on 21st February 2013

"i was blessed to have   a great uncle rip"

This tribute was added by Lucia Russo on 10th February 2013

"A year has passed and not a day goes by that I don’t think of my Dad.  He is finally at peace with his family in heaven.  He was so proud of his Italian heritage.  Photos and fond memories keep him close to my heart.  Miss his smile and laugh which I will always remember.  He was a very special man and father.  I couldn’t have asked for a better Dad. Love you always and forever!"

This tribute was added by cassandra conroy on 7th February 2013

"My nonno was a fabulous person! I am so happy to have such amazing memories of him and with him to carry with me for the rest of my life. I will always remember and always miss that smile and laugh of his but it will remain in my heart forever! His spirit and memory lives on with me each and every day! Love you nonno, may you rest in peace with the rest of the angels in heaven! Miss you x0"

This tribute was added by Paula windt on 7th February 2013

"Uncle Gussy was a wonderful, quiet, hard working, family man. Im happy that he is with all his brothers and parents. I have great memories of him. I loved his smile and laugh! A very sweet man. May he rest in peace and one day we will all be reunited together and oh what a reunion it will be!!:) Love and miss you!"


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