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Eileen Marie Russo
Eileen Marie Russo

July 20, 1959 - January 6, 2020
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Resided in Newark, Delaware


Eileen Marie Russo, 60, of Newark, DE, formerly of Oak Ridge, NJ passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020, at home peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Eileen was born in Jersey City to the late Phillip and Genevieve (Friezo) Galfo. She was raised in Rochelle Park and attended Hackensack High School. Eileen worked as a catering coordinator for Kings Food Markets for many years. She was an avid dog lover and raised Labrador Retrievers and Chihuahuas. Above all else, Eileen was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be missed greatly by the many lives she touched.

In addition to her parents, Eileen was predeceased by her son, Nicholas Russo. She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Russo and fiance, John D'Agostino, Kimberly Lai and husband, George, Kate Russo and partner, Emily Estok; her son, Jordan Russo; her beloved grandson, Jacob Lai; and also her dogs, Blue, Mack and Elliott. She is also survived by her brothers, Phillip, Wayne and Robert; her sisters, Cynde, Gail and her twin, Irene; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Saint Magdalen's Mausoleum, 94 N Main St, Flemington, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at

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Celebration of Life
Saint Magdalen's Mausoleum
94 N Main St
Flemington, NJ US 08822
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
2:00 PM

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