Frank P. Russo-Alesi, 73, of Spring Lake Heights died at home on Thursday, July 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and family, after a vigilant fight against cancer.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and at one year of age, the family moved to South Orange, NJ. Frank was a graduate of Our Lady of Sorrows, Seton Hall Prep and Marist College of Poughkeepsie, NY. He loved golf and was a member of the golf team in both prep school and college and continued to enjoy in later years as a member of Spring Lake Gold Club.
Frank’s early career was a teacher of the handicapped. He later worked for many years for Bristol-Myers Squibb; retiring as Director of Labor Relations. He completed his working years with Leon Avakian Engineering.
As a long-time resident of Spring Lake Heights, Frank served on the Borough Council, Planning Board, and the Board of Adjustment.
He was predeceased by his father, Frank M. Russo-Alesi. He is survived by his mother, Jeannette Russo-Alesi, sister, Lynn Ward, his wife, Helen Reager Russo-Alesi and sons, Frank T. and John R. Russo-Alesi. He is also lovingly remembered by in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:30am in St. Catharine’s Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake. Please go directly to the Church on Monday as there will not be a procession from the funeral home.
**In keeping with Covid 19 protocol, there will be a very limited number of attendees (50) at the funeral Mass. Masks and social distancing are required. The Mass of Christian Burial on Monday will be live streamed from the St. Catharine/St. Margaret Parish website. LiveStream Direct Link - https://youtu.be/mEmdnQT-_js
Interment will be in the Russo-Alesi plot in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made in memory of Frank to a charity of your choice.
The Mass of Christian Burial on Monday will be live streamed from the St. Catharine/St. Margaret Parish website.