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“Jim and family ,I am sorry for your loss. Frank was a great man, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: paul cretella - east haven, CT

“My condolences to franks family. Sorry to see my mechanic buddy pass. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Doug Hinken - arlington, VA

“my sympany to you and family ”
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“our deepest sympathy to the russo family for your loss. your in our prayers. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: phyllis and vincent sarsfield - CT

“Leonora and family, my condolences in the passing of Frank. He was a great man. may he rest in peace. Sincerly Art Scott ”
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“To My Truest & Dearests Friends Cindi, Bobby & Family- With great sadness in my heart, I am writing this to you & your family. I am so sorry...Read More »
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“God Bless you ”
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“Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My heart goes out to the family. Death is something we will never get use to. In fact, God's Word refers to...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: T. Kelly - MD

“Dear Frank, Lori & family, Sending you my Love & prayers during this sad time. May the lords peace find its way into your heart. Evie ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Evelyn Minichino - wallingford, CT

“our deepest sympathy to everyone your in our prayers ”
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these diffcult times ”
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Frank Donald Russo, Sr., 71, a long time teacher within the Automotive Department, Science Technology and Business Division at Northern Virginia Community College, died April 20, 2013 at Inova Fairfax Hospital of a heart ailment. Mr. Russo was born and raised in East Haven, to Anna and James Russo and attended Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden, Connecticut where he became a master automotive technician. After working within the automotive industry for 30 years, Mr. Russo moved to Northern Virginia, attended Northern Virginia Community College graduating Magna Cum Laude with an AAS degree in Applied Science with a major in Automotive and joined the NVCC Automotive Department as a full time faculty member at the NVCC Alexandria Campus. Mr. Russo held several Automotive Service Excellence Certifications. Mr. Russo was a 4th Degree Member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3928 in Guilford, a member of the George Washington Lodge #2038, Order Sons of Italy in America and a member of the Board of Director of the Glen Cove Community Association. Mr. Russo is survived by his wife of 49 years, Leonora Joan Russo of Fairfax, VA, Children Deborah Ann Russo of Fairfax, VA, James Carlo Russo of Branford, Cynthia Marie & Robert LaViola of Woodbridge, Frank Donald & Lori Russo of Plantsville, Grandchildren Michael La Viola and Haylie La Viola of Woodbridge, Isabella Russo and Francesca Russo of Plantsville. Sisters Mrs. Marie Acri of East Haven and Mrs. Louisa Vastarelli of East Haven. His funeral procession will leave the PORTO FUNERAL HOME 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte. 80) East Haven SATURDAY morning at 9:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 9:30 A.M. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may call on FRIDAY from 5pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to:The Children's Cancer Foundation, Inc., 6 Park Center Court, Suite 201, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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