Joseph James Russo, 79, of Mexia, passed away March 23, 2015 in Fort Worth. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia. Interment will follow at Mexia City Cemetery.
Family visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Porter Funeral Home, with a rosary following at 7 p.m.
Russo was born Jan. 28, 1936 in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Mary Giandinoto Russo. He was active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church for many years. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia Macaluso Russo; parents; brother, Steve Russo and granddaughter, Kristen Schronk.