Official Obituary of

Daniel Paul Russo

October 10, 1951 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Daniel Russo Obituary

Daniel P. Russo, Esq.

October 10th, 1951 – February 19th, 2024

Daniel Paul Russo (Dan) of Middletown, CT, passed away on February 19th, 2024. Dan was the loving husband of Judith Celia Hample Russo (Judy) who predeceased him in 2018. Dan and his wife Judy were devoted to each other for 30 years.

Dan was born to the late Dr. Joseph N. Russo II and Rosemary (Thayer) Russo in Hartford, CT and grew up in the Bloomfield, Hartford and West Hartford CT areas, while later residing in Middletown since 1989. The Russo family also spent summers on Cape Cod in Osterville, MA.

Dan is survived by his brother Frank T. Russo. His brothers, Nicholas J. Russo II, passed away in 2006 and, Joseph N. Russo III, passed away in 2017. While Dan and Judy had no children of their own, they were supporting, loving and ever-present as uncle and aunt to his nieces and nephews over the years.

Dan graduated from the following academic institutions; The Loomis School (1969) in Windsor, CT; Trinity College (1973) in Hartford, CT with a BA in History and later a Graduate Fellowship in History; Suffolk University School of Law with a J.D. (1978) in Boston, MA; Boston University School of Law in Boston, MA; LL.M. Taxation, (1987); The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA MSM, Master of Science in Management, (2003); MSFS, Master of Science in Financial Services, (2003).  

Early in his career he worked as an attorney in Washington for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on the Committee professional staff working with taxation issues, legislation and Committee matters at the Full Committee and Sub Committee levels and with Members from both sides of the aisle. Subsequently he held corporate legal positions for over 20 years in addition to 20 years in the financial services industry. For several years he also consulted non-profit organizations and was involved with political service to the City of Middletown for several decades including as Chairman of the Middletown Democratic Town Committee and Chairman of the Middletown Planning and Zoning Committee.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors, nurses and staff at Hartford Hospital and Pilgrim Manor Care Center at Covenant Village in Cromwell CT. They would also like to express their gratitude to family and friends for their support.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dan’s memory to the Covenant Living of Cromwell Employee Appreciation Fund, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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March 27, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457


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