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Dorine Russo - 85

Manteno and Chicago Heights

Dorine J Russo (nee Formentini), age 85, entered into eternal life on Friday, December 30, 2022.  She was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on October 9, 1937 to Mary (nee Capretti) and Columbo Formentini. 

Dorine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Philip “Phil” Russo.

Dorine is survived by her two daughters Susan (Joe) Rosati Sr. and Janet (Paul) Schmidt; four beautiful grandchildren Nicole (Matthew) Otting, Joseph (Jenna) Rosati Jr., Amanda Ciccotelli (Keith McLaurin), and Michael Ciccotelli; and five beloved great grandchildren Addison Otting, Autumn McLaurin, Giuseppe Rosati, Willow McLaurin, and Benedetto Rosati.

Dorine was well-known for her warm smile, endearing laugh and sense of humor.  She was involved and gave generously of her time at St. Kieran School and Parish in Chicago Heights; St. Joseph’s in Manteno; and various women’s clubs in her communities.  She retired from Heritage Olympia Bank in Chicago Heights. 

Dorine loved to exercise, walking at Bloom High School’s track in the mornings before work and moving into Jazzercise and Zumba well into her 70’s.  Until the very end she enjoyed long walks every day and spending time outdoors, and with family.

Dorine was a devout Catholic. She truly lived this life to the fullest and may she find peace and joy reunited with her loved ones and in the arms of the Father.

Resting at Panozzo Bros Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights, Illinois on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 9:00 am until time of Funeral Services 11:30 am. Entombment Assumption Cemetery Glenwood, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Dorine’s name to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton at would be appreciated by the Russo family.

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  • Sherri Ramaeker Funk

    on 01/02/23

    I have very fond memories of both of your parents and of course their daughters.  May she rest in peace. 

  • Mary Tracy

    on 01/02/23


    Dear Susan and Janet,

    You and your families are shining examples of the loving and caring parents that raised you. You always came first. However your mom and dad did take time to go out and have  fun with family and friends keeping in touch with all of us over the decades. You could always count on Phil for his good jokes and Dorine for her funny stories.  There was always laughter and fun on our short road trips to visit friends in our retired work group. Our bond over the years kept on growing. It is with deep sorrow that we are now saying our final goodby I can picture Dorine and Phil all dressed up and dancing the way they loved to do. Together 

    forever.  My deepest sympathy.  Mary Tracy


  • Susan Mangrum

    on 01/06/23

    Dear Susan and family:  Your mother was a beautiful, caring, loving special sweet friend.  Our friendship started working at Heritage Olympia Bank.  Her beautiful smile and laughter always brighten up a room.  The fun times and friends we all shared are memories that I will treasure forever.  I regret I can't be there for you and will be keeping you all in my prayers.  My heart  is broken and very sad but I know she s with your dad and with you in spirit.  I love you all very much.  God Bless you all.  Love Susan Mangrum 


    3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Dear Sue,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. The short period of time that I knew your Mom, she was gentle and kind always. May comfort and peace fill the recesses of your heart as you know she is safely in God's Keeping. 

    Kathy, George's daughter 

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