Brandon Michael Russo

  • Born: March 26, 1992
  • Died: February 5, 2021
  • Location: New York, New York

Crestwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Midtown

445 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Tel. (212)245-7575

Tribute & Message From The Family


Brandon Michael Russo, age 28, passed away suddenly on February 5, 2021 at his home in New York City.

Brandon was born in Manhattan to Peter and Holly Russo. Brandon grew up in Westport, CT where he attended elementary school and continued on at Fairfield Country Day School graduating in 2007. He was an active and beloved member of the Southern Connecticut athletic community and played youth hockey for the Mid Fairfield Blues, capturing a USA Hockey Tier I National Championship in 2007. Brandon graduated high school from the prestigious Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT where he was awarded many hockey accolades and during the 2009 season his team won the New England Prep School Championship. Brandon later went on to play in the USHL for the Indiana Ice and Youngstown Phantoms.

Brandon was a proud graduate of Penn State University, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Brandon continued to be an avid Nittany Lion fan, sharing many weekends of memories with friends and family in Happy Valley.

Brandon was employed by Empire Wealth Strategies as a Financial Professional offering solutions to high net-worth individuals, families and corporate clients.

Brandon will be remembered for his kind heart and giving endlessly of himself to others. He was a beloved leader in the youth hockey community and was admired by all young players that he helped develop and inspire over the years. Those that he coached meant everything to him and he often said it was the most rewarding job he could ever hold.

Brandon is survived by his beloved Father Peter, Mother Holly and Sister Rebecca; Grandfather Joseph "Poppy" Russo; Aunts Denise Connors and Pamela Mayewski; Uncle Larry Mayewski; and Cousins Matthew, Bryan, and Brody. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Marie and Roger "Rogio" Gagne and Grandmother Eleanor Russo.

There will be a private viewing for family on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Crestwood Funeral Home. Following at 11:45am, there will be a Catholic Funeral Mass celebrating Brandon's life at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (213 W. 82nd St, New York, NY 10024). We are limited due to Covid restrictions on the amount that may attend. Please plan accordingly. For many of you who cannot attend, the Mass will be live streamed online at www.htcny.org . Following Church services there will be a private burial in Bridgewater, NJ.

Cards and flowers for the family may be sent directly to Crestwood Funeral Home (445 W. 43rd St, New York, NY 10036). Donations may be made "in Memory of Brandon Michael Russo" to Holy Trinity Church via https://htcny.churchgiving.com .

Family and friends would like to thank you all for your love and support and most importantly being a part of his life to help make it as special as it was. Brandon, our beloved Son and Brother, we love you and may you rest in peace always.