What a true lady. Sadly, on February 5th the world said goodbye to Patricia Irene Krause Russo. She is predeceased by her parents, William and Pearl Krause and her brother William. She is survived by the family that she loved so much: her devoted husband of 57 years Joseph Patrick Russo, her beloved children and children in law Patrick and Mayra Russo, Mimi and Paul Ronan and Joe and Marie Russo. She is also survived by the grandchildren she so adored: Joseph, Michael, Natalie, Concetta and Elizabeth.
Patricia valued education very highly. She left college to marry her college sweetheart and raise a family. When her children were grown she returned to school and became a proud graduate of Marist College. She continued her devotion to education by tirelessly serving as a member of the Marlboro Central School District for 19 years, nine of which she served as president.
She was involved in her beloved adopted community by becoming a CCD teacher at St. James and St Augustine parishes, as well as a long standing member of the Alter Rosary Society. She humbly made a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. She ran a Cub Scout den in Milton Elementary School for four years and served countless times in support of her children’ school functions.
This newspaper does not have enough space to adequately print what a loving, loyal and unique person Patricia was. Her devotion to her faith, the Catholic Church, her friends, family and community defined her. She will be missed more than anyone can imagine.
For this who would like to pay their respects, the wake will be held on Thursday February 8th from 4-8pm at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main St. Highland, NY 12528.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 9th 10:00am at Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Middlehope.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence or sympathy card please visit our website at www.torsonememorial.com