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Renald "Rennie" Russo

Born: Wed., Apr. 24, 1940
Died: Sat., Jul. 11, 2020


Funeral Service

Location: Omitted


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Renald “Rennie” Russo, Jr., 80, of Berkley, MA passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home after a long battle with cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jeanne (Guarcello) Russo.

Rennie was the son of the late Renald and Laura (Cavallo) Russo and was born and educated in West Newton, MA.  Rennie served his country proudly while in the Marine Corp until his Honorable Discharge.  Rennie was a bricklayer by trade. He worked for Building 19 and retired from Waldo Bros. Construction Company.

He was an avid golfer and especially loved his weekly matches with his favorite foursome.  Rennie loved spending time with his family, and was ready for a get together anytime, anyplace, as long as we were all there.  Rennie had a special place in his heart for his late dog Vito.  They were always together and they especially loved their “naptime”.  Rennie also enjoyed bird watching and had several birds coming to his feeders that were unique and he could name them all.  He could also build, repair, paint or stain anything and he didn’t need google to do it.  Rennie looked forward to his get together with the guys at The Shed.  Rennie loved spending time with his friends and would never miss an opportunity to share stories with them about his children and their accomplishment.  He was very proud of his family.

In addition to his wife Jeanne he is survived by his son Rennie, III and his wife Kelly of New Bedford; his 2 daughter Dara and her husband Andy of Lakeville and Lauren and her husband Billy of Lakeville; 6 grandchildren, Isabella, William, Leila, Emma, Cameron and Carson.  Rennie loved to spend time with his grandchildren and loved watching them grow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Berkley historical Society, Old Town Hall, 2 North Main St., Berkley, MA  02779

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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Joseph Donlon
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Pappa Russo...you were a huge beacon in my life almost 30 years ago when you attended our Naval Graduation for your son. You brought me along and treated me like family from that day forward. I will always cherish our time last year at the fourth. You are great example of what men should aim to be. Rest in peace my friend I will miss you pappa Rus you were the "MAN".

Cris & Marge Ghilarducci
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Dearest Jeanne and family, It was with great sadness to read of Rennie's passing. We remember him as a dear and very generous gentleman. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Marge & Cris

Patricia Lucini
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Jeanne and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Rennie's passing. May he rest in peace and may God bring you all comfort.

Greg and Patty Lucini

JOAN BLAKE
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Jeanne, I was so sorry to hear of Rennie's passing. I hold you and your family in my prayers. If I can do anything for you, I am only a phone call away! May he rest in eternal peace!

Barbara Cavallo Gallant
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Dear Russo Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Rennie. I remember him fondly at hockey games and infrequent family gatheringings at Aunt Laura's house. You could really tell he and my dad were cousins. Know that you are in our thoughts.

Glenn Rousseau
   Posted Thu July 23, 2020

Rennie ,

Very sorry to hear about your Dad. He will be surely missed.

Glenn & Jane Rousseau
Lakeville Ma

Paul Roche
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
My condolences to the Russo family. i Was paired with Rennie in the Easton Thursday night golf league . We shared a lot of laughs. What a great guy. I only wish I knew him longer.

Ken Hoyle
   Posted Mon October 26, 2020
I use to do business at Waldo Bros being in the trucking business and I got friendly with Rennie going to lunch and Golfing . When I changed jobs we lost touch . I just went on line to see how he was doing and saw his Obituary . Very sorry to see this . A great guy and he had the same name as my older brother . I remember when he bought his Snapper lawn mower and always talked about his family son and daughters . My condolences .

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