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Richard G. Russo Sr., 71

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Richard G. Russo Sr., 71, of Pittsfield, Mass., a resident of Springside of Pittsfield, died unexpectedly at BMC on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

He was born January 11, 1947 in Pittsfield, son of the late Gaetano F. Russo and Helen B. Hoag Russo. Richard was predeceased by a brother Robert Russo and a nephew David Russo.

Richard leaves his son Michael D. Hover and his partner Dorothy Debella; another son Richard G. Russo Jr. and his wife Joanie; his daughter April L. White and her husband Steven; another daughter Heidi L. Russo and her partner David Benlien, all of Pittsfield; five grandchildren, Jeter White of Orlando, Fla., Tanner and Taylor White, Sarah Hover and Ryan Russo of Pittsfield; and a great-grandson, Blake White.

He was a 1965 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Richard was a veteran of the Vietnam War and did two tours in Saigon, Vietnam. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Richard was employed by the City of Pittsfield until retirement. He previously worked for White Star, Pittsfield Supply and Giftos.

Richard enjoyed puzzles, war movies and his favorite TV shows such as M.A.S.H., Price is Right, and Let’s Make a Deal. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Funeral notice: Funeral services for Richard G. Russo Sr. will be held Friday, February 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, with Rev. Peter A. Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dery Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs. 

 

Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home

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