Petronilla Mary Russo-Martin, age 81, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 7, 2021 and now rests in her eternal home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Martin Sr.; grandchildren: Richard Shawn Martin, Shelby Lee Martin; brother-in-law, Bill Cook. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Karen and Gordon Roedding, Mary P. Russo (Greg Board), Richard L. Jr. and Allison Martin, Tony and Kristi Russo, James and Katie Russo; grandchildren: Derek (Christy) DeVriendt, Dusti and Joshua Meagher, Dylan (Abri) DeVriendt, Bianca Roedding, Desiré and Lee Crandall, Daniel and Kara Board, Anthony (Taylor) Martin, Paige Martin, Jonathan Martin, Shalin and Brandon Kober, Brianna, Anthony and Cecila Russo; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchildren; sister, Mary Kay Cook; many nieces nephews and special buddy, Sparty. Petronilla loved spending time with her family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, Kentwood with Rev. Peter Vu officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Stegenga Funeral Home, 3131 S. Division Ave., Wyoming. Due to gathering restrictions, there will be a limit on the number of people who may enter the building at a time.
Pat, dear friend, you may have left us in body but your spirt lives within us. Liz and I enjoyed visits with you and family. Your passing will always remind us that our time on earth is very short no matter our age. Family and friends should always be a priority in our lives. Our friendship and time spent is golden. God Bless you Pat and God Bless your family and friends. Rest in Pease dear friend.
- Donald R Fletcher
The Rogers and the Russo families were close, back in the day. Pat and her sister Mary were a part of our lives. We are sorry for your loss. May God always be good to Petronilla Mary Russo-Martin.
Chip and Joe Rogers for,
the Rogers Family
- Chip Rogers
I’m sending my love and prayers to all of cousin Pattys family. I love you all. And if need anything we are here. Love Marie
- Marie Graham