LODI, N.J. -- Grace E. Russo, of Lodi, died Friday, Nov. 4. She was 78.
She was born Nov. 9, 1937, in Passaic, to the late Joseph and Madaline Mastrelli.
She was a traveling New York City Rockette in the 1950s. Before retiring, she was an executive administrative assistant at Accurate Box Co. in Paterson for more than 20 years. Previously, she worked at Promo Records in Paterson and was the office manager for her husband at Farnham Associates in Garfield. She was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in Garfield.
She was the wife of the late Vincent J. "Farmer" Russo.
She is survived by her children, Michele Natoli and her husband Joseph, Vincent J. Russo Jr. and his wife Andrea, Karen M. Russo and her husband Jerome Meers, Gerard Russo and his wife Stephanie and the late Joseph N. Russo; sister, Alice M. Prosapio; and grandchildren, Kaitlin, Joey, Anthony, Gabriel, Mia, Nina, Matthew, Olivia, Isabella, Giavanna, Giuliana, Annalise and Gerard Joseph.
There will be a funeral at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Costa Memorial Home, Boulevard and Central Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights followed by a 10 a.m. funeral liturgy at Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, 188 MacArthur Ave,, Garfield. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Saddle Brook. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 would be appreciated.