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Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia
Friday January 7th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia
Friday January 7th, 2022

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Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia
Saturday January 8th, 2022
8:00am - 9:15am

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Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Ernest Russo, Sr.

New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Coteau for Ernest Russo, Sr., 85, who passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Entombment will follow in the church mausoleum with Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force.

Rev. Mark Miley will be the Celebrant and Rev. Brian Harrington will Con-Celebrate.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home and will continue on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:15 am. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 pm on Friday.

A longtime resident of New Iberia, Mr. Russo was born on September 11, 1936 to the late John Russo, Sr. and Santa Butera Russo. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked for Cameron Iron Works and Cooper Industries for many years. Mr. Russo was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Woodmen of the World. He enjoyed playing golf, cards, cooking, watching the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucy Viator Russo of Coteau; son, Corky Russo (Holly) of Benton; daughter, Ellen Gary (Dr. Wayne Gary) of Youngsville; son-in-law, Fr. Mark Miley of Kaplan; brother, Jasper Russo (Yvonne); 14 grandchildren, Catherine M. (Mateen) Chishti, Alex Russo Miley (Tiffany), Victoria Frischhertz (Dr. Jason Frischhertz), Elise Dubroc Short (Will), Gabrielle Dubroc, Emily Golden (Daniel), Sydney Russo, Anna Claire Russo, Alec Andrade (Bailey), Keaton Andrade (Raelynn), Caroline Gary, Elizabeth Gary, William Gary and Olivia Gary; 12 great grandchildren, Sofina Chishti, Elyas Chishti, Zara Chishti, Miranda Miley, Roman Miley, Lincoln Miley, Jack Frischhertz, Griffin Golden, Ledger Golden, Abel Miley, Turner Bryan, and Eloise Frischhertz. April Byrom who he looked upon as a daughter and, Charlene Guillot he looked upon as a special sister-in-law.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughters, Renee' Russo Miley and Jacqueline Russo Dubroc; brothers, Leonard Russo, Joseph Russo, John Russo, Jr., and Anthony Russo; and a sister, Virginia Danna.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Wayne Gary, Mateen Chisthti, Alex Miley, Blake Byrom, Dr. Michael LaSalle, and Scott Russo.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Russo, Sr.

David J Jan 8 2022 6:18 PM

Mrs. Lucy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeannine Oliver Jan 8 2022 11:51 AM

Dear Lucy, Ernie, Ellen and Russo family and friends, Ernie was an awesome guy and will be missed! Praying for you all in the days to come!!

Love The Rob and Suszette Horn Family Jan 7 2022 4:10 PM

Dear Aunt Lucy
I know this is a great loss for you after 64 years . God be with you and the family as you remember this lifetime of love ! !!! ❤️💕Connie Viator Rissell

Connie Russell Jan 7 2022 2:06 PM

To Lucy with my love and sympathy. May he Rest In Peace.
Sylvia Brown Putnam

Sylvia Putnam Jan 7 2022 1:26 PM

Lucy, I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Katherine Deshotels Jan 7 2022 12:26 PM

Rest in Peace, my dear friend! Sending my deepest condolences to Lucy, Corky, Ellen, and the entire Russo family. Treasure your memories!

Beverly Waguespack Woods Jan 7 2022 11:43 AM

Sending our love & prayers to the family. God Bless this wonderful man.
Much love,
Johnny & Sharon Passmore

Sharon Passmore Jan 6 2022 8:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Russo, Sr.

Rachel Comeaux Jan 6 2022 7:37 PM

Deeply saddened by such a great loss. Ernie was a great friend,woodmen cook, and faithful woodmen member. May God wrap his arms around all of you during this very tragic time. Prayers for all

Lorraine and Red Landry Jan 6 2022 5:48 PM

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