Mary Jean “Jeanie” Bishop Russo of Northford passed away on Thursday January 5, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in New Haven; daughter of the late George F. and Mary B. Trant Bishop; Mary Jean worked as a supervisor for Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 32 years until her retirement; was an avid traveler to Europe, Florida, the Caribbean and especially Saratoga Springs for the horse races and also enjoyed the theater with her friends. Mother of Matthew (fiancé Lida Strong) Russo. Step Mother of Adrienne (Eric) Urpin. Sister of George (Pama) Bishop, Joan (Mario) Forte and the late Sharyn Bishop. Aunt of Kristina (Christopher) Wyatt and Victoria (Anthony) DeCristofaro. Predeceased by her longtime companion John “Jack” Variest and father to her son Daniel “Danny” Russo.   

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home 36, Washington Avenue, Saturday at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 pm.