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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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