Funeral arrangements announced for former Hoboken First Lady Michele Russo

first_imgYears ago, she served as a board commissioner of the Hoboken Parking Authority and sat on the board of local organization HOPES.A wake for Russo will be held on Monday, Feb. 20 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Failla Memorial Home, 533 Willow Ave. The Funeral mass will be Tuesday morning, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis church at 3rd and Jefferson Streets.Former Mayor Russo, who successfully beat cancer, still lives in Hoboken.Mayor Dawn Zimmer released a statement after her passing, sharing her sympathies. “On behalf of the citizens of Hoboken, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the Russo family in the loss of their loved one Michele Russo, wife of former Mayor Anthony Russo, mother of Councilman Michael Russo, Police Officer Anthony Russo, and retired Police Officer Nicky Russo, and sister of Chief Financial Officer George DeStefano. I know this is a difficult time for the family, and my thoughts are with them as they mourn this loss.” ×Michelle Russo HOBOKEN — Michele Russo, mother of current 3rd Ward Councilman Michael Russo, wife of former longtime Hoboken Mayor Anthony Russo, and a former chair of the Hoboken Democratic Committee, passed away Thursday morning after being diagnosed with a progressive neurodegenerative disease two years ago. Russo had also served on the Hoboken Board of Education and founded what is today known as Hoboken’s Cheer Dynamic. She could often be seen enthusiastically encouraging the local cheerleaders. center_img Michelle Russolast_img read more