Lena Russo, 95, of Iselin died on Sunday, January 31, 2017 at JFK Medical Center in Edison.
Lena was born in Newark to the late Jachimo and Concetta DiGieso. She has been a lifelong Iselin resident and worked at Revlon, Inc. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking.
Lena is predeceased by her husband, John Russo (1996); her daughter, Constance Kelly (2017); her brother Nicholas DiGieso; and her sister Carmella San Fillipo.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Russo and his wife Peggy of North Carolina; her daughter, Jacqueline D’Amico and her husband James of Avenel; 5 grandchildren, Dawn, Michael, Lauren, James, & Leeann; and 4 great-grandchildren, Greyson, Ethan, James, & McKayla.
The funeral will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11 am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green Street & Cooper Avenue, Iselin followed by the Entombment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.