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Virginia Russell

September 25, 1941 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Virginia Russell Obituary

Virginia's wake and Mass will both be live-streamed on Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory's Facebook page at

Virginia Russell, 82, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Sacred Heart Church in Aberdeen, with Father Mitchell McLaughlin officiating.

Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery following the service.  A time of fellowship and a luncheon will follow the burial.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake at 7 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at

Virginia Anguzza was born on September 25, 1941, in Trapani, Sicily, Italy to Alberto and Antonina Anguzza. She was raised here until the age of 11 when the family moved to the United States and settled in California.  She attended school and graduated high school in San Francisco.  Virginia married Emil Bobby Jr. on July 16, 1960.  The couple was blessed with four children: James, Amelia, Liza, and Alberto. The family lived in Sacramento and were married for fourteen years.

Virginia moved back to Aberdeen in 1974.  She married Richard P. Russell on May 30, 1975.  To this union three children were born: Vincenzina, Elizabeth, and Richard.  Virginia always said that her most important job was raising her children.

Virginia had various jobs including working in her dad’s bakery, owning a bar, working with the disabled at the Adjustment Training Center, and before retiring she worked at Kessler’s Deli.  Virginia was a proud member of the Old Cronies Motorcycle Enthusiast Club.

Virginia loved to cook and bake and had a passion for gardening.  She loved to can in the fall and plant flowers in the spring.  Virginia enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared Virginia’s life is her husband Richard of 48 years; three brothers: Jack Anguzza, Alex (Doris) Anguzza, Salvadore (Christine) Anguzza; her 7 children: James (Roxanne) Bobby, Amelia (Michael) Clark, Liza (Mark Rossow) Bobby, Alberto (Stacey) Bobby, Vincenzina (John Heidenreich) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Kevin) Moore, and Richard P. Russell II; 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Louis Anguzza, and 5 grandsons.

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