Suzanne Marie Russo

Suzanne Marie Russo

Suzanne Marie Russo, 70, Zebulon NC entered into eternal rest on February 24th surrounded by her family. Sue was the daughter of the late Helen and Milton Hyde, of St. Joseph PA. She graduated from Vestal High school and soon thereafter married the love of her life, Robert Russo. Bob and Sue celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year, renewing their vows with their family and friends in attendance. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and a devoted member of Zebulon United Methodist Church. After a 30 year career at IBM, Bob and Sue enjoyed an active retirement, and spent time on Lake Gaston, NC, in Sebastian, FL and “the camp” in Northern Florida before moving permanently to Zebulon, NC. She was passionate about her community work through the ZUMC food pantry. Sue loved spending time laughing with her family and friends. Always ready to lend a helping hand, there was no problem or project too big for Sue.

Memorial service 2 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019, Zebulon United Methodist Church.

Sue is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob, daughters Amy Bouren, Julie Russo, and Terry Matias, sons-in-laws Wayne Bouren, Patrick McKee, and Jim Matias, grandchildren Zachary Bouren, Jacob Bouren, Sierra Matias, Graham McKee, Carly Johnson, Ally Matias, Max McKee and Lily McKee, sisters Maureen McCormack, Marcia O’Reilly, Jan Lewis, brother-in-law, Ron Lewis and brother Kevin Hyde; sister-in-law JoAnn Fish and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Helen and Milton Hyde, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kay and Joe Russo, brothers-in-laws Leo McCormack, Rick O’Reilly and Tom Fish.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Transitions Life Care or the Zebulon United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Lynn Doyle Posted February 26, 2019 11:56 am

    Terry and Amy . . .My condolences on the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of working with her over the years at IBM. She was very dedicated to whatever project she was working on, and was always ready to share a good laugh. The passing of a beloved mother is a profound loss, but in your heart, she will be with you always.

  • Tammy Zukoski Posted February 26, 2019 12:51 pm

    My condolences on the loss of Suzanne. Prayers for the family. Will miss her at farmers market & at church. She is loved by many.

  • Scott Glessner Posted February 26, 2019 12:58 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for the entire family. Sue was such a great person to be around. She will be missed.

  • Kathy Charmello McClure Posted February 26, 2019 1:26 pm

    Terry, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom…. but I am so happy your were right there with her… till you meet again. Hugs my friend.

  • Rod and Barb Kipp Posted February 26, 2019 1:43 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss Bob, Amy, Julie and Terri. We had lots of fun together over the years and she will definitely be missed by all. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were good friends, neighbors and card players with you guys and have lots of great memories of these times. Even vacation times together, and lots of laughs.

  • Rachel McMorrow Posted February 26, 2019 1:45 pm

    Julie – My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God provide peace and comfort for you and your family during this time.

  • Michelle Carranza Posted February 26, 2019 1:49 pm

    Sending our condolences to you Jan and your family. It is not always easy to accept the loss because you will not be seeing her physically. But she will be one of your angels seeing you everyday. You cannot see her but you can always feel her in your heart.

  • Don Cimorelli Posted February 26, 2019 1:51 pm

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Sue’s passing. I always enjoyed partnering with her at work. Sue brought tremendous passion to all that she pursued professionally and personally. Cherish the memories and keep up some of her treasured traditions. My prayers are with the entire family during this difficult period.

  • Sam and Sherry Russo Posted February 26, 2019 2:10 pm

    Bob, I wish it were possible to be with you at this difficult time, and offer some support. Age and distance make it impossible, but know that we are thinking of you and your family.

  • Terri Avery – Fowler Posted February 26, 2019 2:14 pm

    Our sympathies and condolences upon hearing of your loss. To you and your entire family, we offer prayers for strength and comfort. Danny and I are so very sorry… we thought the world of Sue.

  • Fay Brown Posted February 26, 2019 2:24 pm

    A great lady and a wonderful example.

  • Donna mcintyre Posted February 26, 2019 2:54 pm

    Sue was such a wonderful person, I loved spending time with her, she had a heart of Gold and always a kind word for everyone, Sue will certainly be missed by all that knew her

  • Debbie O’Reilly Posted February 26, 2019 4:08 pm

    So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was such a fun person to be around. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

  • SCOTT MILLER Posted February 26, 2019 4:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Worked with Sue for many years at IBM and I knew her in fun times at Lake Gaston as well. Always a bright light. I know she will shine in heaven as she shined in the lives of all who knew her.

  • Brandon White Posted February 26, 2019 6:18 pm

    We are going to miss our Saturday night dinners and our euchre games. Sue was a special lady and our world will not be the same without her. We had some wonderful times together and we will forever cherish the memories. Prayers and condolences for the family.

  • WT Finley Posted February 26, 2019 8:21 pm

    I am very lucky to have had the privilege to have known miss Sue. She had a kind soul and a loving heart. I will cherish our Time at camp forever!

  • Diane Walsh Posted February 26, 2019 8:51 pm

    Amy and Terri,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a thoughtful, fun, smart dynamo and you are a reflection of her many wonderful attributes. Wishing you and your families comfort and peace.

  • Eugene Finch Posted February 27, 2019 8:25 am

    My condolences to Bob and family on the loss of your loved one. Her bright and smiling face will never be forgotten by everyone who knew her.

  • Bob Crane Posted February 27, 2019 10:06 am

    Sue was an absolute joy to be around – may God comfort and strengthen you all. While I grieve with you over your loss, I also rejoice with you that Sue is safe in the arms of Jesus!

  • Vickie Hudson Posted February 27, 2019 3:28 pm

    As I acknowledge your loss, know that my sincere sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Gayle Parker of Lowell, Massachusetts Posted February 27, 2019 3:42 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time

  • Donna Kerr Posted February 27, 2019 5:24 pm

    She brought sunshine to so many people. She will be missed. Sending hugs to all.

  • Michalene Olson Posted February 27, 2019 5:25 pm

    Amy, Terry and family,

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Words can’t express the loss of your mother. I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace.

  • Iris Bolen Posted February 27, 2019 7:07 pm

    Sue was a good Christian person, energetic, caring and comforting person. I will miss her and I will never forget her smile and dancing eyes. My hugs and love to all .
    And now ,,I pray for the family .

  • Vickie Hudson Posted February 27, 2019 8:01 pm

    As I acknowledge your loss, know that my sincere sympathy and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • Terrie Springer Posted February 27, 2019 10:25 pm

    Bob and Family, My condolences to u and family.She was a loving and kind person and will be missed.

  • Michelle Russo Posted February 28, 2019 2:16 am

    Amy & Terry,
    I am shocked and saddened to hear that your Mom has passed away.

    Whether at work or “at play”, she always seemed to be happily in motion. I don’t recall ever seeing her actually sitting at her desk, but I do remember her taking on the task of painting the dock at the lake house!

    May happy memories ease your sorrow. You remain in my prayers.

  • Mark Powell Posted February 28, 2019 6:37 am

    Wishing you strength during this difficult time. My thoughts are with your family.

  • Ian Kane Posted February 28, 2019 1:01 pm

    Amy & Terry,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your families, I will be thinking of you both.

  • Thomas Schappert Posted February 28, 2019 4:56 pm

    Sue was a person who made everyone she worked with a better person for having known her.I know you will all miss her dearly and I pray she is in heaven with God cheering you on in your life’s journey

  • Will Mahan Posted March 3, 2019 2:10 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was always such a vibrant and dynamic person. My thoughts are with you and your families, and I wish you comfort and peace during this difficult time. .

  • gary conroy Posted March 4, 2019 1:11 pm

    Bob, it was a very hard thing to hear that we will never see that great smile and hear that wonderful laugh again. I wish we had been able to hear it more often. You and Sue were always a pleasure to be around. I know you and your family will miss her terribly! Just be assured she is with all her loved ones who went before her and that she is looking down blessing you all with her smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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