Joseph John Russo passed away, peacefully, in the presence of his loving family, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Alma Gallicio Russo. Loving father of Joseph J. Russo Jr. (Theresa) and Robert J. Russo (Cynthia). Grandfather of Shay Russo Stanifer (Brad), Jennifer Russo Jenkins (Derek), Bobby James Russo (Jamie), Angela M. Russo, Gina M. Russo and Brett M Russo (Don). Great-grandfather of Rylie Stanifer, Wyatt Russo and Jake Russo. Step-great-grandfather of Madison, Mary Elizabeth, Caroline and Carter. Brother of Lena Latusek, Mary Frances Reddinger and the late Kathleen Pajares. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Frances Russo and his loving grandparents Frank and Nicolene Manale. He is also survived by Artye Burmaster Russo as well as many nieces and nephews. Joseph was a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Western Electric. In lieu of flowers donations to Notre Dame Hospice or St Jude Children's Hospital preferred. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. To sign the on line guest register, please visit www.Greenwoodfuneralhome.net.
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