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Gail J Russo

May 14, 1944 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 77)



     Gail J. Russo, 77 of Rt. 28 Shokan died Monday December 13, 2021 at the Kingston Hospital.  She was born May 14, 1944 in Brooklyn daughter of the late Visconte and Clara Giuliano Costanzo.  Gail resided in Shokan for the past 45 years, and an active member of the St. John's Church in West Hurley, as well as a hard working member of the Columbiettes.  Gail was a matriarch of the family and valued those relationships above all.  She was a teaching assistant with the Onteora Central School District and subsequently enjoyed employment at Editions Book Store in Shokan.  She enjoyed crafting, reading, cooking, and bird watching.  She will be dearly missed for many  family traditions including the of making Christmas cookies with her daughters and granddaughters, and having her husband steal all of the rejects as they came out of the oven.

Surviving is her husband of 56 years Angelo Russo, daughters: Kimberly-Anne (Dennis) Fisher and Amanda (Chris) Winne, grandchildren: Lorin Winne (Gabrielle Rocha de Assis), Jared Fisher, Kathryn Fisher, Courtney Winne (Brad Boyd), and Joshua Winne, brother: Douglas (Joan) Costanzo, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Gail is predeceased by her infant son Brett and by her son Craig, who passed just hours before her. 

Graveside services at Ashokan Rural Cemetery Mountain Road Shokan, Thursday Dec. 16, 2021 at 1pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to or the Olive Fire Dept. POB 1309 Olivebridge, 12461.  You may share a special memory or condolence with the framily on Gail's Tribute Wall at








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