Newark, New York
Frances Russo, age 84, of Newark, New York passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Frances was the oldest of seven children, born August 28, 1928 to Angelo and Rose (Cassetta) Russo. In her early years she loved to sing and play with her younger siblings. At age 21 she went to live permanently at the New York State run Fingerlakes Developmental Disabilities Service Institution. She attended school and day programs and in her later years enjoyed listening to country music, attending concerts and church, shopping for hats and eating at McDonalds.
Frannie had a special relationship with staff and residents of her group home at 108 Cobblestone Terrace in Newark. Her very special staff friend, Linda, spent a lot of time with her on special outings which included going to visit family. Frannie