Russell Nicholas Corso, 78, of Hamden, passed away on November 7, 2009 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born in Bridgeport on September 25, 1931 to the late John Harold and Rachel Jenecaro Corso. Russell is survived by his loving wife Marilyn M. Corso, his children Barbara Corso Langnehs (Lou), Catherine Corso White (Harvey), Russell J. Corso, Patricia Corso Webster, James V. Corso (Lanell), step-children Laura Buffone (Lou), Steven Lupien (Lisa), Suzanne Zommer, Paul Jackson (Chris), 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his sister Angela Corso Fedak, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother John Salvatore Corso. Russell was honorably discharged from the US Navy after actively serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1955. Upon his return home, he began working for United Illuminating Co. until his retirement in 1996. A lifetime member of the VFW in Brattleboro, VT, Past Commander, member of the color guard, and a faithful member of American Legion Post #88, Hamden. He was a fife player for the 'Spirit of Black Rock' and the Governor's Foot Guard. Russell's passion was the love of music. His favorite past time was singing with his brother Jack and playing the saxophone. A Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Friday, November 13th at 6 p.m. Friends may visit with the family earlier in the evening from 3 to 6 p.m. Burial will be private.

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  1. Dear Angie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God be with you and bless you always. Sincerely, Joe and Jo-Ann

  2. Dear Cathy, Barbara, Rusty, Patty, Jimmy & family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you in your time of loss. Love, Ted & Donna

  3. God bless Grampie’s soul. I didn’t know him well but I’m going to miss him very much. May he be with his brother forever more. I’ll miss him and I loved him and will always love him

  4. May Uncle Russ’ soul rest in peace and be with God. Our sincere condolences to all of his survivors. Mark&Patty Corso

  5. To all of us who loved Uncle Russ, He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his Family and loved ones. Especially Marilyn, Titi, Barbara, Cathy, Rusty, Patty and Jimmy and their families. God rest his soul. He is at peace. With love, Carla, Mark & Colin

  6. Barbara and Family, I’m sorry I never got to know your dad but I’ve heard a lot of nice stories about him. I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. My heart-felt condolences to the Corso family at this time of sorrow. May the love of family and friends comfort you at this difficult time. May you always cheerish his memory.

  8. Papa you will always be a beautiful man, you will be missed and never forgotten.We love you and miss you. Love Always, Dan and your Great granddaughter Kaitlyn We love you papa!!

  9. The Cooksey family would like to send our condolences to the Corso and Langnehs families for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless Russell.

  10. Barbara, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how close you were to your father and he will be so missed. Sending all my love to you and praying you can find peace with his death. You have an angel watching over you now to call on. He will always be a thought away. Love you, Linda

  11. daddy, i love you so much.You now can rest and you are in heaven with uncle jack your twin,you were a fighter and you never gave up. You are now at peace. I will miss you. love cathy

  12. Goodbye Dad you have always been my buddy and my friend.I know you are at peace now and with your twin.I will miss you.Love Always Barbara(The Bock)

  13. I first meet grandpa when I was 17. He was a kind and gentel man and introduced me to alot of the menbers at the VFW Pot #88, it was a great moment and I was proud to be his grandson. I came back a year later and it was like I had never left, I will always remember grandpa for his upbeat personality and his sence of humor. Grandpa you will not be forgotten and will always be in my heart. Love Always Russell

  14. I will always miss you! :'( I hope your jamming with everyone! You will be in our prayers! I may not have known you very well, but I still cried my little 10 year-old heart out for you! Bye Grampie! I will never forget the pain my family was in on Saturday, November 7, 2009. I miss you! :””””'(

  15. There are so many fond memories of my .cousin Russ. that it is difficult to summarize them. From my early life memories of his home on Keeler Ave. in Bridgeport to his subsequent home in Hamden, Russ always provided high energy, wonderful humor, and unending dedication to family in so many ways. The world has certainly been a better place thanks to Russ’ being here. Thank you, Russ, for everything, and despite your wonderful, inimitable high energy, do rest well now. Cousin Joey Jenecaro

  16. daddy, i love you so much.You now can rest and you are in heaven with uncle jack your twin,you were a fighter and you never gave up. You are now at peace. I will miss you. love cathy

  17. Goodbye Dad you have always been my buddy and my friend.I know you are at peace now and with your twin.I will miss you.Love Always Barbara(The Bock)

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