Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Vincent M Russo (Ret. Lt. CPD)

Passed away on June 18, 2022


Vincent M. Russo, RET. LT. CPD. , age 76 passed away on June 18, 2022. Late of Chicago's East Side.. Beloved husband of Maria (nee DelSangro). Loving father of Anthony D. (Kim), Christopher J. (Melissa), and Nicholas V. (Miriam). Grandpa Russo "Papa" of Peyton, Alyssa, Gyanna ,Jake Giovanni, Giuliana, Eva, and Elena.Devoted son of late Vincenzo and late Eleanora Russo. Dear brother of Rev. Anthony Russo SCJ, Alfred (Carol) Russo, and Judy (Dan) Stevens. Fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Dear son-in-law of Rachele and Giuseppe DelSangro. U.S. Army Military Police Veteran. Vince also was a Professor of Criminal Justice at Richard J. Daley College.Visitation Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2:00-8:00 pm . Funeral Services Monday, June 27, 2022 at 9:00 am from Elmwood Chapel 11200 S Ewing Ave,Chicago to Jesus Shepherd of Souls Parish (Our Lady Of Knock Worship Site - 501 163rd St; Calumet City,IL 60409) for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. (773) 731-2749 or www.elmwoodchapel.com.


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 9:00 am

Funeral Mass:
Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Church - Our Lady of Knock Site
501 163rd St.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Mausoleum
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, IL 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"My sincere sympathy to the Russo family. Vince was truly a great man that I had the pleasure to know to know and work with. May he now rest and watch over us."
- Michael Fratto, Ret. CPD
June 22, 2022 6:27 am

"Our sincere condolences for your loss. Prayers for your family. "
- Donna Tiberi
June 22, 2022 11:32 am

"My deepest condolences to the Russo family. Vince was a great guy and boss. He was a Sgt. in the academy when I came on the job. He always took the time to talk with the recruits to help guide us in the right direction, and he was a lot of fun to be around. May God bless Vince and all of you and hold him in the palm of His hand. Rest in Peace Vince my Brother in Blue. "
- Patty Clarke ~ Ret. CPD
June 22, 2022 1:00 pm

"To Fr. Russo and Vincent's family: We are long time friends of Fr. "Tony" from the Berkshires,(Lenox) in Massachusetts for many years. We are extending our prayers and condolences to Vincent's family. Tony has always kept us updated on his siblings and nieces and nephews so it was a sad message today to hear of Vincent's passing. Bless each of you. Peace and Love to all. Valerie Joyce and family, Cheshire, CT "
- Valerie Joyce
June 22, 2022 6:11 pm

""I had the honor of working the streets with Vince and later he guided me through various educational pursuits. A great police administrator, a great mentor, and a great neighbor. God Bless you Vince, you will truly be missed!" Dave Jarmusz (CPD, Ret)"
- David M Jarmusz
June 22, 2022 6:19 pm

"Prayers and love go out to Mrs. Russo, Nick and Tony and Uncle Chris. Mr Russo was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face.That’s how we will always remember him. "
- Alberto, Melanie, Brenden, Briana and Briella Camacho
June 22, 2022 7:07 pm

"It breaks my heart to post a condolence to Maria and sons. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. Prayers for comfort to you and your family. JoAnn and Harold Hanley"
- JoAnn Hanley
June 22, 2022 9:15 pm

"Hoping that memories will ease your sadness and the strength and love your husband and father gave will surround you now, bringing you the blessing of peace. Thinking of you with Sympathy Louise Partee"
- Louise Partee
June 23, 2022 11:13 am

"My deepest sympathy to Maria and the entire Russo family. Vince was a friend, perfect gentleman, and an excellent policeman. Tridentine Latin Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul. May he enjoy an eternal reward for a life well lived. Terry Hodges, CPD, Retired"
- Terrance Hodges
June 23, 2022 12:18 pm

"Vinny and I grew up together and worked together most of our careers on the Job. He was a boyhood friend and a great man dedicated to his family. I served mass at St. Francis for his big brother. To the Russo Family my deepest regrets, Mike Hughes, formerly of Ave. "H" "
- Michael Hughes
June 23, 2022 3:30 pm

"We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers."
- Joni Villafane-Salaz
June 23, 2022 9:50 pm

"My prayers and condolences to the Russo Family. I knew Vince from the job and what a good policeman he was. I also knew him from Daley College where I worked for him, he was a true gentleman. Istill miss our discussions. May he RIP"
- John C Chojnacki CPD Ret
June 24, 2022 11:19 am

"Maria: So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. "
- Amanda Lesniewski
June 24, 2022 11:24 am

"My condolences to Vinces family, May God Bless him and may he rest in peace, Jim Bendinelli & family"
- James Bendinelli
June 24, 2022 6:11 pm

"My deepest condolences to the Russo family as they grieve. May your precious memories help get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
- Laura Chorak
June 25, 2022 12:29 pm

"Maria to you and your family our sincerest condolences! "
- Gwen Balcer
June 25, 2022 11:09 pm

"Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. At the request of Frank Paz, Vince will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588] "
- ~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
June 26, 2022 4:24 pm

"I am currently out of state and unable to attend the service; however, I wanted to extend my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Vince was a great friend to our family throughout the years. May he rest in eternal peace."
- Bennie Domenico Bonaminio
June 27, 2022 12:49 am

"I am so sorry to hear about Vince. He gave me my first opportunity to teach at the college-level and he even welcomed my family to his home in Florida. He was a very good man. My condolences."
- Jim Grubisic
June 27, 2022 9:08 am

"To the Russo Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences on the death of a friend and coworker, always willing to help someone out. He will be missed..... "
- Bernard A. Pistello (Bernie) Ret. CPD.....
June 28, 2022 2:32 pm

Candles Lit
"May the light andlove of Christ guide you through this time of loss. Valerie Joyce and family.."
- Valerie Joyce
June 22, 2022 6:13 pm

"Peace be still - let us comfort one another with HIS words!"
- Professor Alta Williams
June 25, 2022 5:42 pm

"May Vince now be embraced into the Light of Christ. Our love and prayers to his entire family. "
- Mark and Mary Conley-Teresi
June 26, 2022 4:09 pm