Obituary of Alfred Vincent Russo
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 26th at 10am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (416 Chestnut St.,Chico) for Alfred V. Russo.
Mr. Russo passed away Thursday, June 15, 2023 at his home in Chico. He was 93 years old, born February 17, 1930, in Casablanca, Morocco to Vincenzo Russo and Rosina di Fonti. Alfred grew up mainly in Tunisia and visited family in France, immigrating to America in 1957. He met Rosilde Marchetti in San Francisco and they married there on May 4, 1967. Mr Russo worked for American Terrazzo in San Francisco for forty years, creating terrazzo stairs and entrances across the city. He loved playing piano and bocce, going to Half Moon Bay Beach, and working in their yard. During retirement, Alfred and Rosilde enjoyed traveling in California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. He was a thirty year member of the Sons of Italy here in Chico and San Francisco.
Alfred always enjoyed being surrounded by family. He and Rosilde retired to Chico in 1992 to be closer to his sister, Theresa Lucido, and her family here. He leaves behind his wife, Rosilde, and four children, Federico Russo of Roseville, Franca Rivera of San Diego, Fiorella Russo-Jang of Martinez, and Fabio Russo of Westwood; he also has four grandchildren, Siena and Alyssa Rivera, and Sarina and Marco Russo.
Visitation will be Sunday evening June 25th, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the chapel of the Brusie Funeral Home (626 Broadway, Chico), with the Deacon arriving at 6 p.m.
Mausoleum entombment will be at Glen Oaks Memorial Park (11115 Midway, Chico) after mass on Monday, June 26th. Lunch will follow afterwards at Italian Cottage (2234 Esplanade, Chico)To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alfred Russo, please visit Tribute Store