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Victoria Agnes (Lupe) Russo

1918 ~ 2020 (age 102)


Victoria Agnes Russo (nee: Lupe), 102 years of age, and a lifelong resident of South Amherst, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020, at her home following a long and full life.

Vicky was born March 1, 1918, at her family home in South Amherst and was a 1936 graduate of South Amherst High School.  

She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother and always looked forward to Christmas with her family. Her neighbors were her extended family. She was a charter member of Nativity BVM Catholic Church in South Amherst where she and her late husband Jim faithfully served wherever needed.  

Survivors include her sons Jan (Rebecca) Russo and Thomas Russo both of South Amherst; her grandchildren Megan (Kenny) Markus; Rachael Russo; Anna (Johnny) Overton; her great grandson Ben Russo; and her sister Maryann Haynes of South Amherst.

Vicky was preceded in death by her beloved husband of seventy-one years James Thomas Russo; an infant son John Russo; her brothers Ben Lupe and John Lupe; and her parents Michael and Anna Lupe (nee: Gentile). 

The family would like to extend their appreciation to special caregivers Cindy and Sissy Gnagy as well as Hospice of the Western Reserve for the tender love and care given to Vicky.

The family will receive guests at Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 333 South Lake St., South Amherst in the early afternoon and evening on October 1, 2020 by reservation online here or by calling the funeral home during business hours 9-5 pm at 440-988-4451. Per diocese protocols, face masks and social distancing are requested.  A public Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the church with burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Amherst.  The Rev. Fr. Timothy O’Connor will officiate.  Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.Hempel Funeral by selecting “Live YouTube Video” on the homepage. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Vicky’s honor to the Altar and Rosary Society of Nativity BVM Church, PO Box 767, Amherst OH 44001.

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October 1, 2020

Time: TBD to TBD
Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church
333 South Lake Street
South Amherst, OH 44001

Funeral Mass
October 2, 2020

10:30 AM
Nativity BVM Catholic Church
333 S. Lake St.
South Amherst, OH 44001

October 2, 2020

11:15 AM

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