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Clara S. Russo

August 2, 1917 ~ August 13, 2018 (age 101)

Clara S. Russo, 101, of Methuen, formerly of Lawrence, passed away peacefully at Cedar View Nursing and Rehab on Monday, August 13, 2018.

She was born in Lawrence on August 2, 1917, daughter of the late Francesco and Sarah (Sciuto) Russo, originally from Italy. She was educated in the local schools and was employed at many retail stores as a seamstress. She was very well known for her alteration experience, especially bridal gowns. In addition, she made her own clothes, draperies and bedding. Her family was most important to her; she never married and devoted her life to her parents and brothers. She was a great cook and baker and always prepared Sunday dinners for all her family.

Her family members include nephews, Frank R. Russo and his wife Kathleen of Methuen, Richard J. Russo and his wife Joanne of Derry, NH, Frank A. Russo and his wife Maureen of Methuen; her niece, Sarah Nolet of West Palm Beach, FL, a very close family friend, Kathy Partham of Windham, NH; and several great nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Salvatore Russo, Fred Russo, and Andrew Russo, and her nephew, Joseph A. Russo.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. Arrangements are by Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen. For directions or on-line condolences, please visit

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