|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1929|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2007|
Louis J Caruso
*Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA) - February 15, 2007*
Deceased Name: Louis Joseph Caruso
Co-founder of Yarmouth Furniture; active in Rotary
BREWSTER - Louis J. Caruso passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at the age of 77.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 25 years, Anita A. Caruso. He was a loving father to his eight children and their spouses, Robert and Ruth Caruso of Marstons Mills, Richard and Jane Caruso of Conyers, Ga., Debra (Caruso) Thompson and Jeff Thompson of Brewster, Linda and Steve Callahan of Haverhill, Michael and Linda Sethares-Caruso of South Yarmouth, Louis Jr. and Joy Caruso of Brewster, Jeanne and David Adam of Sandwich, Maria and Guy Cecchi of Yarmouthport; three stepchildren and their spouses, Deborah and August Piazza of N.J., Michele and Steve Polenski of Hubbardston, and Charles and Jackie Balanoff of N.H. He is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren, Theresa, Tony, Jonathan, Nicholas, Christopher, Kate, Hannah, Amy, Aaron, Adam, Kimberley, Shawn, Kevin, David, Chase, Justin, Tyler, Michael, Matthew, Samantha, Zachary, Alexandra, Joel, Jesse, Nicholas, and Elijah; six step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Drew, Philip, John, Sarah, and Robert; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Batastini, and her children, Cheryl Pino and Kenneth Batastini; plus many nieces and nephews. He was also married to the late Jeanne Caruso Dowd.
He was brought up in East Boston, moved to Somerville, and graduated from Somerville High in l946. He worked part-time selling furniture in Boston, learning all about the furniture business. He and his partner, Ron Murphy, opened Yarmouth Furniture Company in 1961, and retired in 1996. He and Ron built the Village Plaza on Station Avenue in 1969, and built a warehouse complex on Huntington Avenue to house their furniture and for business rentals.
Mr. Caruso was a member of the Hyannis Rotary Club in 1966. He transferred to the Harwich-Dennis Rotary in 1968, and was president from 1973-1974. He was a "Paul Harris Fellow" , had perfect attendance all through, was very active, and won many awards. He transferred to the Chatham Rotary in 2004.
He was a member of the Finance Committee in 1968, and charter president of the Yarmouth-Dennis Jaycees in 1963. He loved his family, cooking, and was an avid collector.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, on Friday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church, 1969 Main St., Brewster, at 10 a.m., followed by a burial at Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth.
Obituary courtesy of RJensen in the forums.
Beloved Husband Father and Papa
Chandler Gray Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 22, 2010
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