January 1, 1970 - February 4, 2009

Russo, Joseph A. of Everett formerly of Revere & East Boston on Feb. 4 Beloved husband of Elaine Zagarella-Russo Devoted father of Anthony & wife Wendy of Beverly, Joseph & wife Karen of Leominister and Amanda Sharma of Arlington. Dear brother of Marie Sasso in Revere, Angela McCarthy & husband John of East Boston. Loving grandfather of Joseph, Mia, Anthony and Maya. Uncle of Lisa, Joseph, Angela, Stephanie, Adeline & their families. Joe was retired from Mass Mental Health Center where he worked as a steam Fireman, but Joes’s life was about music. From the time he sang in the subway station in Maverick Sq., to filling local night spots with loyal fans, to coming full circle as the lead singer of the oldies group Michael J. and the inn crowd. He did what he loved to do, He pleased people with his gift. Music was his passion but his children were his life and nothing made him more happy than playing name that tune with them, except, maybe cooking and enjoying them while they ate and complimented his food. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral home 128 Revere St. REVERE on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 am. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Mon. 4-8pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Spaulding rehab. Development office, 125 Nashua St. Boston, Ma. 02114 or Perkins school for the blind 175 North Beacon St. Watertown, Ma. 02472.