Carmela "Millie Russo May 20, 1914 ~ Sept. 16, 2010
Resident of Pittsburg Carmela "Millie" Russo was born in the Bronx, New York to parents Frank Casale and Rose DePhillipo. The second eldest of five daughters, she worked in the garment district and moved to Pittsburg in 1940 during WWII with husband Mike D'Angelica. After her husband's passing in 1954, she worked 25 years in men's clothing sales and management at Ralph's and Sol's in Pittsburg. She married Frank Russo in 1964. Her passions were spending time with family and friends, traveling, dancing, shopping, bingo and fashion. Millie is survived by her daughter Rita Puccio (Frank) of Pittsburg; sister Dorothy Esposito of New York' husband Frank Russo and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Dominic D'Angelica (Barbara) and daughter Marietta Rosalez (Joe). Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 4:00pm with a Vigil at 7:00pm at the Pittsburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral Liturgy Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:00am at Church of the Good Shepherd. Committal services following at Holy Cross Cemetery, Antioch. Pittsburg Funeral Chapel (925) 432-2114
Published in Contra Costa Times from September 25 to September 27, 2010
Carmela "Millie" Russo May 20, 1914 - Sept. 16, 2010
We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence and often speak your name. All we have are memories, your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part, God has you in his keeping We have you in our hearts. Forever missed by loving daughter Rita Rose Puccio and your entire family.
Published in Contra Costa Times on September 16, 2011