Waterville - Pastor Violet Elaine Russo, 60, of Water Street, died Tues., Nov. 11, 2014 at Alfond Center for Health in Augusta. She was born in St. George, Dec. 8, 1953 the daughter of Loren and Lillian Putansu Grindle. She had been Pastor of New Life Apostolic Church in Waterville. Violet had taken two years of college majoring in Psychology and the Ministry. Pastor Russo was in the ministry for 15 years. She enjoyed home cooking, spaghetti and meatballs, grandkids, traveling with her sister, Bingo and holidays with family. She is survived by her husband, John Russo; a son, Gordon Buck ; two daughters, Pamela Russo and Lacey Wilson all of Waterville; a brother, Timothy Benner of Rockland; a sister, Rose Langille of Belfast; five grandchildren, Seth, Emma, Jeremy, Lily, and Tatum; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and by extensive family from Tenants Harbor. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, Nov. 23rd at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.