Columbus “Chris” Russo, age 85, of Sarasota, FL, formerly a long-time resident of Billerica died peacefully on December 25, 2014. Chris was the beloved husband of Helen F. (Cahill) Russo, devoted father of the late David Russo, cherished son of the late Angelo and Angelina (Romando) Russo, dear brother of Catherine Riga of Pepperell, Anna Lisacki of Woburn, the late Anthony, Frederick, Charles, Rudolph “Rudy”, and Angelo “Rico” Russo, and Mary Wingert. Chris was the dear brother-in-law of Kathleen Light , Ronald Cahill, the late James, John, Hubert, and Thomas Cahill, Anne Meuse, and Margaret Webster and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, January 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and will be followed by a Graveside Service at the Fox Hill Cemetery, 130 Andover Road, Billerica. Memorial donations in Chris’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue #2, Norwood, MA 02062.