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Arthur Nicholas Russo, 102


    Arthur Nicholas Russo of Milford, MA, and 102 years of age, passed away peacefully at home on June 19. Arthur was just three months shy of his 103 birthday.  He was predeceased by his wife, Helen T Carabba who passed away in 2007.  They were married for 63 years.   Arthur was born in Boston’s North End to Sabino and Emelia (Tedesco) Russo.

    Arthur leaves behind his children Arthur A Russo, and his wife Beth (Pomponio) Russo of Milford, MA,  Suzanne Ambrogi and her husband John Ambrogi of Uxbridge, MA, his three grandchildren, Damian Russo, and his wife Angela, Nicholas Ambrogi and his partner Jen McDuff, John Carlo Ambrogi and his wife Ashley, and great grandchildren Honor Aubrielle Russo, Damian Rocco Russo and Elena Aldea and his nieces and nephews, Emily Finnegan, Fred Aufiero, Philip Aufiero, Judy LeClair, Walter Willert, Lisa Carrabba, Anna Shea, Johanna Buck  . He was predeceased by siblings Anna Siraco, Angelina Aufiero, Gus, Phillip,  and Anthony Russo. 

    Arthur has lived in the same neighborhood for the past 64 years. His neighbors were like family to him, visiting with him in the afternoon and frequently sharing meals with him.  Their Summer block parties, and Christmas parties were legendary.

    One of the joys in his life was visiting his grandson, granddaughter in law and great grandchildren in Florida. His most memorable trip was attending their birthday party at Disneyworld when he was 98.

    In 2005, Arthur, along with his son Arthur and his grandson Damian, lead the Milford Memorial Day parade as grand marshals, an incredible honor for these three generations of veterans of foreign wars.

    He was a World War II veteran having served in campaigns in North Africa.  He took part in the invasion of Sicily and saw considerable action at Anzio Beach. While stationed with the First Armored Division 701st tank destroyer battalion recon company, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery at Sened Station Tunisia, February 2-3, 1943.

    Arthur was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church, Hopedale, MA.

      Calling hours are Saturday, June 27, from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.., at the Consigli–Ruggerio Funeral Home in Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 A.M. at the Sacred Heart Church, Hopedale. The burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Milford. 

    In lieu of flowers, and should you wish to memorialize Arthur with a donation in his name, the family has chosen The Oliva Fund For Cancer Care:

Guest Book

A light from our neighborhood is gone,A voice that we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our neighborhood; Which never can be filled. God called him home, It was His will But in our heart he lingers still “ Oh. ! Lord give him eternal rest”
Philip & Anna

We are honored and blessed to have been able to spend so much time with your father. He was truly a blessing in our lives and we will miss him so much. He was our Hero. You will always be in our hearts.
Cabral and Iarussi Family

With sympathy from across the miles. Another Milford hero and example to all. D. J. Diomedes Alta Loma, CA
Susan & D. J.

Deepest sympathy to you on your loss.
Sandra Tosches

Dear Susan,and John, Arthur Beth and family, I cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your Dad's passing. He was one of the best "Dance Dads" and Men around. I will always remember him as a fun loving man with a wonderful personality that everyone loved. He never missed a recital and he and your Mom became family to us. Know that I am thinking of all you and sending my deepest sympathy.
Dawnette and Michele Niro

My friend Arthur, all the years at the bus yard, then after at your house, you meant alot to me after my dad passed, godspeed my dear friend, until we meet again, Vinny
Vinny Berube

I remember the first time you showed me my bus route .you where a great in speration .you will be miss dearly by many Arthur go with your wife Leslie Briggs and David Briggs
Leslie and David Briggs

My deepest condolences to the Russo family. It was an absolute honor to share time with Arthur and the Sample Road family. God speed to this extraordinary man. R.I.P.
Diane O'Brien Fratus

Arthur was a great customer at Italian Vet's Karen Collins
Karen Collins

Arthur: So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.
Tom Sebastiao

Arthur & sue so so sorry to hear dad has passed..he was so sweet & I enjoyed our visits & time together.He loved talking about the good old day’s & all the places the service took him.He was such a sweetheart ,and I’ll always treasure the time I got to be with him. R.I.P. MY FRIEND LOVE YOU ALWAYS ❌⭕️❤️Susie T.
Susan Teixeira

Arthur, Sue, and family. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Arthur was a great guy that lived a tremendous, and fulfilled life. Allen Bertulli
Allen Bertulli

Arthur, Susan and families, Sorry to hear this news. He always had a smile on his face and a hello for everyone. May he rest in the arms of the angels.
Patty Sharp

Arthur and Susan, Your father was like a father to us. Words can't express how sad we all are. We will miss his love and his smile. He was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for. Life on Sample road just isn't the same anymore.
Paul & Robert Perry

Dear Arthur, I will miss you dearly, all the good times and bad that we shared being neighbors for 64 years. My heart goes out to the entire Russo family. I wish I could have done more for him, go with God speed into the arms of your dear Helen.
Olga Blair

Dear Arthur. Sally and I send our sincerest condolences to you and your family on behalf of the passing of your dear father. For many years I enjoyed talking with him at Stacy School at dismissal time as our students boarded the school buses.He was fun to meet with, and to exchange stories of our respective families. Rest in Peace,. Arthur.
Michael Brita

Arthur- Sue and family with sympathy for your loss. So many stories that could be told. Just a great guy.
Huck & Henry Webster

Arthur and Sue, So sorry to hear about your Dad. A great guy that lived a tremendous life. Bob Crandall
Bob Crandall

Dear Arthur. Sally and I send our sincerest condolences to you and your family on behalf of the passing of your dear father. For many years I enjoyed talking with him at Stacy School at dismissal time as our students boarded the school buses.He was fun to meet with, and to exchange stories of our respective families. Rest in Peace,. Arthur.
Michael Brita

Arthur, Susan and your families, your Dad touched so many lives and always had a kind word to say. May big Arthur rest in peace and enjoy eternal rest.
Dick Sharp

Arthur was a staple in our little neighborhood. I loved visiting him. We were all definitely like family, that's for sure. He will definitely be missed but we will always remember him ❤
Victoria Smith

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