Mary Russo Fresco

Mary Russo Fresco

Classmate Debbie Fresco Leech’s mom passed away yesterday:

Mary Fresco, 83, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.  A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.  A visitation will be Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street.

Mary was born August 9, 1928 to John and Angeline Russo.  She was a homemaker and in recent years became involved in thoroughbred horse racing and owned horses that ran at Prairie Meadows.  She loved to travel and wintered the past 30+ years in Florida.  Mary was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Build Lincoln Higher Club.

 Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dante; daughters, Debora (Kerry) Leech, Susan Paterson; grandsons, Brian (fiancé Melissa) Paterson and Dante Paterson.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Russo.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.


6 Responses to “Mary Russo Fresco”

  1. Dee Mccoy Wirick Davis Says:

    Mrs. Fresco was the all time best homeroom mother. I can hardly remember a party at Park Avenue without her. Debbie you must have awesome memories. You are in my thoughts. Dee (McCoy)

  2. Liane Lipsey Cooper Says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom, Debbie. I hope the fond memories help ease and comfort you and your family at this time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Liane Lipsey Cooper

  3. Mark E. Blunck Says:

    To Dante, Debbie, Sue and family. I remember your Mom as being so nice to all of us. A few parties at your house, Jim Wiand and I stopping by on weekend nights – you were out – and your Mom would make these enormous triple deck sandwiches. Now that’s where I began to really appreciate a good deli sandwich. I know there are many wonderful memories of her and my thoughts are with you, family and friends.

  4. Ann (Hartman) Williams Says:

    Debbie – I loved your mom for making me always feel like I was at my own home. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all she came in contract with. My heartfelt sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

  5. Steve Rasmussen Says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss…..she was one in a million for sure!

  6. Tom Comiskey Says:

    Deb — Please accept my condolences — your mom was one of the nicest people I ever met.

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