Elaine Russo nèe Albanese passed away with her husband by her side on July 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. NY. Married for 54 years to Eugene (Gene), Elaine and Gene made a life together making memories and driving each other crazy with more love than can be imagined between two people.
The daughter of Italian immigrants, William and Anna, Elaine was a lifelong New Yorker who missed her native Brooklyn dearly. She often spoke of the wonderful memories of The Carrol Street Girls of her youth and sitting on the stoop chatting with neighbors while watching her three children play stick-ball in the street. Elaine had a love of life that cannot be matched, always laughing and joking even through all the challenges she faced in life.
Elaine is preceded in death by her parents: William and Anna, siblings: Bill and Frances, and daughter Gina. She will be sorely missed by her remaining three children: Philip (Emma), Gina (Brian) and Glenn (Antonella), her 6 grandchildren: AJ, Ashley, Andrew, Michael, Isabella and Jean, sister Ann (Francis) and countless nieces, nephews and friends.
A viewing will be held Wednesday July 15, with a service during the 7-9pm session.
Elaine will be cremated on Thursday July16 as per her final wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in her name to Susan G Komen.
Susan G Komen Foundation
5005 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244