Theresa Joesphine Russo

SEBAGO – Theresa Joesphine Russo, 94, of Sebago, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2023.

She was born in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Walsh) Myers on Oct. 10, 1928. Theresa graduated from Westbrook High School in 1948 and later went to work as a dental assistant. It was there she met her husband, Mose Angelo Russo, who she married on June 21, 1952 at St. Mary’s Church in Westbrook. She devoted the rest of her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Theresa was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to spend her time tending to her garden in North Sebago, cooking and hosting for her family, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She regularly attended mass at Our Lady of Sebago in the summers and St. Joseph’s in Bridgton during the winters.

She was predeceased by her husband; parents; two brothers and sister.

She is survived by her four sons, Mose Russo, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mark Russo and his wife Lindajean of Casco, Paul Russo and his wife Laurie of Saco, Francis Russo and his wife Eileen of Bridgton, her two daughters, Maria Walker and her husband Randy of Sebago, and Teresa Stein and her husband Michael of Scarborough; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Monday, March 20 from 4-6 p.m. at Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

Please visit to view Theresa’s tribute page and to sign her online guestbook.

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