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Memorial Mass: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News

Interment: following the service

Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News

Ann Augusta Russnow, 75, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones. A native of Queens, NY, Ann grew up in a tight knit Catholic family that included her dad, mom, aunts and six siblings. She moved to Newport News, VA in 1976 to support her husband, Art, opening his business. Ann was a beloved science teacher at Smithfield High school for 23 years and retired in 2007. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church for 44 years and a member of St. Martha’s Guild. She sang in the choir and served in many leadership and service roles throughout those years. But her greatest accomplishment was building through loving example a large family that understands sacrifice, unconditional love and the importance of family connection. She could always be counted on during a time of need, loved having family dinners at her house and always treated friends as family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine Routhier; her grandson, Jacob Raines; her brothers, Johnny Routhier, Gordan Routhier and her sister, Dorinda Hagstrom . Ann is survived by her husband of 51 years, Arthur Russnow of Newport News, VA; son, Matthew Russnow (Laura) of Newport News, VA; daughter, Dierdre L Rubsamen (Ted) of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers, Joseph Routhier of Elkton, FL, Jeffrey Routhier of New Paltz, NY; sister, Andre Guido of Esopus, NY; 6 grandchildren: William, Alexis, Joshua, Jordan, Madalin, Miranda; 5 great-grandchildren: Lily, Kinslee, Isabella, Arthur Jase and Lucille. There are too many other nieces, nephews, in laws, cousins and great nieces and nephews to name, but she loved them all.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Interment will follow the service at the church. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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