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July 9, 2013

Francis R. "Cootie" Russo

Francis R. “Cootie” Russo

ONEONTA — Francis R. “Cootie” Russo, 83, of Oneonta, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his residence with his loving family at his side.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., with the Rev. David Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lower Deck Events, c/o Chief Russo Memorial Playground Fund, 5 Parish Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820, or the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820.

A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Star.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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