Michael Joseph Russello, age 95, of Cambridge, MD, died Tuesday evening, July 6, 2010 at home.
Born on January 12, 1915 in New York, he was the son of the late Pasquel and Margaret Russello.
On December 12, 1941 he married the former Joan Powers.
From Brooklyn, NY he and his wife moved to Mechanicsville, MD where they had resided for thirty three years. There, they were members of the Northern Senior Center and communicants of the Immaculate Conception Church before changing membership to St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church in Cambridge. Just a year ago, they moved to Cambridge to reside with their daughter and son-in-law.
Mr. Russello was a truck driver for most of his working life. His hobbies included crabbing, fishing, hunting, dancing, bike riding, swimming, roller skating and boxing. Mr. Russello loved his family and was very proud of them.
Surviving besides his wife Joan Russello of 68 years; are four daughters Geraldine Cusumano of Norwich, NY, Carol Griffith and her husband William “Bill” of Cambridge, MD, DiAnn Terrone and her husband Joseph of Glen Rock, NJ, JoAnn Brewster and her husband William of East Wakefied, NH; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 expecting additional great-grandchildren by the end of the year; 27 nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers Joseph Russello and his wife Jane, Vincent Russello and his wife Rose; and a son-in-law Vincent Cusumano.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 9th at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 10th at St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, Glasgow St. and Hambrooks Blvd., Cambridge. Celebrant of the Mass will be The Rev. William Lawler, Rector. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Church, PO Box 218, Cambridge, MD 21613.
January 12, 1915
Place of Birth:
July 6, 2010
Place of Death:
Cambridge, MD USA