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Matthew Russo, 7, Succumbs to Leukemia

Kings Park boy attended school in Northport and Fort Salonga.

A Kings Park boy who attended Northport and Fort Salonga schools has lost a long battle with Leukemia.

Matthew Russo, 7, passed away on Jan. 3 in his home with the company of family and friends. He was born with Down Syndrome and diagnosed with the acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 2, according to Newsday.

Russo attended Northport Nursery School and Fort Salonga Elementary School. He is survived by his parents Phil and Audra Russo, his sister, Jade, and brother, Nicholas, as well as his grandparents Guy and Carol Russo of East Northport and Ira and Marcia Cohen of Florida.

He was buried in Commack Cemetery.

Stevo January 11, 2013 at 02:37 PM
This is heart breaking! RIP little man.
kper January 11, 2013 at 02:49 PM
So heartbreaking my condolences go out to the entire family!!
Barattini Productions January 11, 2013 at 03:57 PM
RIP condolences..Prayers & Thoughts are with his family.
Ann Cook February 09, 2014 at 09:56 AM
What a beautiful little boy! My condolences to the entire family and know that one day you will see Matthew again. There is such a thin veil that separates us from Heaven. God bless you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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