Dorothy Russo

February 20, 1940 - December 29, 2010

Dorothy Russo

February 20, 1940 - December 29, 2010


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Obituary for Dorothy Russo

Russo, Dorothy (Cronin) , age 70, longtime Millis resident, died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, December 29, 2010, surrounded by her family at the Milford Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Jamaica Plain on February 20, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret (Murphy) Cronin. She was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and married Robert W. Russo in 1960.

The Russo’s moved their growing family to Norfolk prior to settling in Millis in 1967. Dorothy was employed at Lil’ Peach and Braman Screw while her children were in school. In 1984, she accepted a position as a secretary at MCI Norfolk, a job she enjoyed until her retirement eighteen years later. Thereafter she worked part time at the Millis Library. A sportswoman, Dorothy enjoyed playing softball, bowling and golf throughout much of her adult life. She was also fond of playing cards and reading a good book.

Predeceased by her daughter Cheryl in 1982 and her husband in 2006, she is survived by three children, Jean M. DeCourcey and husband Edward of Franklin, Neil T. Russo and wife Joanne of Medway, and Joanne Russo of Millis; five granddaughters, Danielle, Jamie, Katie, Jordan, and Brooke; a brother, Gene Cronin and wife Grace of Rockland; three sisters, Rita DiMinico of Medway, Mary Silve of Franklin, and Margaret Weber of Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late William Cronin and Helen Bonner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 82 Exchange Street, Millis, Monday, Jan. 3rd at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve Street, Millis, Sunday 2 – 5p.m.

Donations may be made in Dorothy’s to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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