Theresa Irene (Russo) Motto Theresa Irene (Russo) Motto passed away peacefully July 16, 2011. She was born to Vincent and Elisa Russo on August 16, 1927 in Utica, New York. She was married to Louis J. Motto Sr. October 5, 1946, and remained married for 30+ years. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1977. She is survived by her 10 children; Donald Motto (Teena), Sandra Hamilton(Bob), Debra Scott(Don), Vincent Motto(Janet), Louis Motto, Jr.(Vera), Thomas Motto(Laurie), Elisa Mora(Frank), Nickolas Motto(Tania), Geraldine Loser(Robert), and Christina Arrasmith. She is also survived by her 24 Grandchildren, and 18 Great-Grandchildren. Theresa was a much Loved Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Friend, and Homemaker. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends in her home and around the camp fire with her singing, playing the piano, ukulele, and the accordion. She was a big bingo enthusiast. She was an excellent cook and baker, and loved to prepare large Italian meals at huge family gatherings. Her homemade Italian bread and pasta, meatballs, sausage, pasta sauces, pizza, soups, and Italian desserts were incredible. She always made sure everyone had plenty to eat... She was happiest when all her family gathered around her during Holiday's, Birthdays, weddings, and other family gatherings. Theresa hobbies included sewing, gold panning, reading books, and telling stories of her childhood.