Obituary of Lucy Russo
Lucy Russo, 94, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Born on December 1, 1927 in Amsterdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie D’Amato.
Lucy received her education at Guy Park Avenue and Wilbur H. Lynch High School, class of 1945, and later attended the Amsterdam School of Commerce and obtained a business certificate. Lucy was ahead of her time and flourished in her career at Larrabee’s for 15 years in the accounts receivable department, and later on as an auditor at Amsterdam Savings Bank for 27 years. During her time on this earth, Lucy made a memorable and positive impact on everyone she met and the various organizations she was a part of including St. Michael’s Seniors, Zonta Club, St. Sophia's Society where she was a secretary, Savings Bank Women of the Capital District, and Bocci Club.
She was also a loyal parishioner of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s Churches and spent many years volunteering at both. Additionally, Lucy loved her winters in Florida and playing cards and Rummikub with her dear friends and family almost every week for many years. When she wasn’t with friends, Lucy spent all of her time with family, especially her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored and loved immensely. Lucy will be missed by all, and her infectious personality will remain in the hearts of everyone forever.
She is survived by her son, Daniel J. Russo (Kelly Faville) of Hagaman, NY; her two grandchildren, Kristina Marshall (Kyle) of Hagaman, NY and Daniel A. Russo (Christina) of Arlington, VA, her great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Maverick Marshall, and Juliana Russo, and sister-in-law, Audrey Russo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and numerous friends and families whose lives she profoundly affected. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo (“Babe”) Russo, her brother, Daniel D’Amato, and her four brothers-in-law, Joseph, Louis (Elizabeth "Peachy"), Patsy, Vincent (Augusta), and Anthony Russo of Amsterdam, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday May 2,2022 at 11:15 AM at Historic St. Mary’s Church, East Main St., Amsterdam with The Very Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis V.F. as celebrant. Lucy’s calling hours to celebrate her life will be held on Monday May 2, 2022 at Historic St. Mary’s Church from 10:00 to 11:00AM prior to her Funeral Mass. Entombment will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or to St. Mary’s Church, 156 E. Main St., Amsterdam, NY 12010. To send online condolences to the family, go to www.brbsfuneral.com.