Michael Anthony Russo of Nanuet, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx after a 3 month battle with multiple lung infections. He was 35.
He was born May 22, 1986 in Nyack, NY to Dr. Roger A. and Virginia Russo. He grew up in Pomona, NY and attended Children of Mary Preschool, St. Augustine Grammar School, St Joseph Regional High School and St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Mike was the brainchild and owner of Russo's Pizzeria in Pearl River, NY for the last 10 years. He created the nationally known pizza dish called the "PizzaRitto", featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel. He has been interviewed by several TV stations and a favorite amongst nationally known foodie promoters.
He will be remembered for his crazy antics and making people smile, feeling welcomed and loved.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer, and 3yr old son, Santino. As well as, his parents, Dr. Roger Russo and Virginia Russo, brother, Shawn and his wife, June, brother, Peter and wife, Gizelle, mother-in-law, Donna Narciso, and sister in-law, Michelle and brother-in-law, Jon. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.