Russell J. De Simone, O.S.A.

1924 – 2014 (December 29)

Russell (Rosario) Joseph De Simone, was born on December 10, 1924, in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, the son of Anthony and Nicolina Volpe DeSimone. He had two brothers, Salvatore, who became a priest of the Camden Diocese, and Louis, a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who became Auxiliary Bishop there. Russell was baptized on December 12, 1924, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Bridgeport. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish School, from 1930 to 1938, and Bridgeport High School, from 1938 to 1942.