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 Marie “Bucket” <I>Russo</I> Aiello

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Marie “Bucket” Russo Aiello

  • Birth 26 Jun 1913 Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 2011 Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Burial Antioch, Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 95463858

Marie Russo "Bucket" Aiello (Mrs. Snooker Pete) Sunrise: June 26, 1913 Sunset: March 11, 2011

Resident of Pittsburg Marie was born and raised in Pittsburg, California. She attended Pittsburg High School and was a member of St. Peter Martyr Church prior to the establishment of Good Shepherd Church. Marie was active in many clubs such as Pittsburg Community Theater, Italian Catholic Federation, Young Ladies Institute, Chit Chat Club, Women's Guild, Catholic Daughters of America as well as President and Past President of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Her skills were many. She was an excellent seamstress, knitter and fantastic Italian cook. Her great cooking was what made her life as a resturanteer so very successful.

Working side by side with her beloved husband, Peter, together they owned many businesses. Their last endeavor, The Diablo Inn, located on Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg was a favorite eatery of locals. Later renamed Snooker Pete's Bar and Grille after her late husband. Marie will always be remembered as a good friend to her card playing croanies, Ann Russo, Mary Enea Lupi, Antoinette Beck, Pat Cataldo and the late Marie Davi. Marie would tell wonderful stories about her extensive travel adventures. She loved music and dancing, enjoyed plays and the opera as well as going to Bingo. Marie's favorite past time was reading. She would read a book a day from mysteries and westerns to autobiographies and love stories.

Marie was the daughter of Salvatore and Frances Russo, as well as the sister to Peter, Neno, Frank and Vincent Russo, Helen Russo, Ethel Pareno, Frances Paniaqua, Angie Paniaqua and Rose Bartimioli. She was also the sister-in-law to Elaine Aiello of Monterey, California.

She is leaving behind her son and daughter-in-law, her daughter and son-in-law, granddaughters, her only grandson and great grandchildren.

Her family will be eternally grateful to her loving caregivers as well as her devoted nephew. Marie will be remembered as a dear friend, strong independent woman and above all for the love of her family. Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Holy Cross Chapel and Cemetery, 2200 East 18th Street, Antioch, California 94509. Visitation 9:00am-11:00am; Memorial Service 11:00am. Reception to follow at Lone Tree Golf and Country Club, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch, California 94531. Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center (925) 757-0658

Published in Contra Costa Times on March 15, 2011

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  • Added: 16 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95463858
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marie “Bucket” Russo Aiello (26 Jun 1913–11 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95463858, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California, USA ; Maintained by janicet (contributor 47361005) .