Leonard Anthony Russo, age 85 of Laurinburg passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
A Funeral Mass Service to celebrate his life will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Fr. JanVan Saxon. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Leonard was born in Camden, Arkansas a son of the late Jack Russo and Rosa Ticheli Russo. He retired after many years of service as a controller with Abbott Laboratories. He served as a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knight’s of Columbus where he held a devout allegiance to his faith and church. Leonard enjoyed gardening, collecting coin, antiques and classic cars. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will truly be missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Grace Long Russo of the home; daughters, Rose Marie Russo of Louisiana, Debra Russo (Larry) of Greensboro, D’Anna Russo Sawyer of Laurinburg; step-daughters, Carrie L. Clyburn (Daniel) of Bennettsville, SC, Ann Shampy, John W. Long, III, all of Laurinburg; brothers, Tony Russo (Sue) of Arkansas, Jack Russo of Florida; sister, Mona R. Deaton (Gary) of Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Devon Russo, who he raised as a son, April, Jonathan, Michael, Jason, Brian, Chase; six
step grandchildren, Eric, Forrest, Ashley, Trevor, Colton, Benjamin; three great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.
A time of visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19th, at Richard Boles Funeral Service.
The family requests that all memorial donations are to be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 800 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC 28352.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Tuesday March 20th, 2018
800 S. Main Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of All Comfort be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise of 1st Corinthians 15:26 where it states that soon death will be brought to nothing. Then we will have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on earth(John 5:28,29).
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