LODI, N.J. -- Anita (Pacella) Russo, of Lodi, died on Saturday, March 11. She was 88.
A lifelong resident of Lodi, Russo was a faithful parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, in Lodi, and a member of the Catholic Daughters.
She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Joseph Russo; children Donna Russo of River Edge and Sandra Russo of Fort Lee; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Russo was preceded by her parents, Charles and Sarah (DiMaria) Pacella; sister Lucille Orlando; uncles Joseph Pacella, and Anthony, Joseph, Salvatore and John DiMaria; and her mother's twin sister Millie Sparacio.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 Main St., in Lodi. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, then to St Joseph's for an 11 a.m. mass. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery.