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Donna Jean Russo

Obituary for Donna Jean Russo

June 23, 1944 - October 18, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 74

Loving Wife, Mother, Yiayia, Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt, Cousin and Friend


Donna Jean Russo, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday morning, October 18, 2018, at her home in McHenry. Donna was born June 23, 1944, in Chicago, the daughter of Nicholas and Betty Booras.
On May 26, 1969, Donna married the love of her life, Joseph Russo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they raised their two daughters, Becky and Gia.
Donna was a beautician for 32 years in addition to being a loving wife, mother and yiayia. She loved caring for children, loved to entertain and have people in her home. Donna was a great cook, and loved visiting with anyone. For the past 10 years, she and Joe enjoyed wintering in Florida.
Donna is survived by her loving husband, Joe; daughters, Becky (Harold Botti) Russo and Gia Russo Mallinas; and her grandsons, Samuel Joseph and Alexander Michael. She is further survived by her brother, Dean (Karen) Booras; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Joseph Stenson. Donna was a loving cousin, aunt, great aunt and friend. In addition to her parents, Nicholas and Betty Booras, Donna was preceded in death by her sister, Noreene Sedor; and her in-laws, William and Delores Russo.
Visitation for Donna will be from 1 P.M. – 5 P.M., on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Donna's name to Journey Care Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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