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Gladys May Russo, 95, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Anthony Joseph Russo for 63 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home. She was born in Hartford on April 2, 1921, daughter of the late Francis and Wilhelmina Wohlgemuth, and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1938. Following high school, Gladys enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served her country during World War II. After returning home to Connecticut, she earned her Bachelor's degree in English and began working for different companies in the construction and insurance industries as an executive assistant. When her husband Anthony started his own construction and architectural business, she worked with him side-by-side to serve the greater Hartford area for over 40 years. Gladys and Tony became residents of Avon for over 50 years, and were parishioners of the Church of St. Ann. She treasured her travels with Tony through Europe, and found peaceful moments tending her gardens in Avon and at her Maine Cottage in Biddeford. She loved her family and had great affection for children, and she cherished each one of her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. Gladys' kindhearted spirit will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Gladys is survived by a brother, Frederick Wohlgemuth, and many adored nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Gladys was predeceased by her four sisters, Pauline Thayer, Lillian Heintz, Eileen Medeska, and Wilma Deffke; and a brother, Frank Wohlgemuth. Family and friends may gather at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon, on Wednesday, April 5 from 9-10AM, to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30AM at the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford. Gladys' family extend their sincerest gratitude to her caregiver, Halina, for all her compassion and kindness. Memorial donations in Gladys' honor may be made to the American School for the Deaf, Office of Institutional Advancement, 139 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107. To share a memory of Gladys with her family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.