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Anthony C. Caruso
  • July 28, 1937
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  • April 08, 2014

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Anthony Caruso of the Villages passed away peacefully from his from his life on Tuesday April 8, 2014. Born in Stamford,CT he was the son of the late Thomas and Marion Caruso. Anthony served six years in the army and worked in construction the majority of his life and was the business manager of Laborers Local 449 Stamford, CT for many years before retiring from there. Anthony moved to the Villages five years ago from Sunrise Florida with his loving wife of 49 years. Anthony was a member of Saint Theresa Church in Belleview, FL. One of Anthony's favorite pastimes was playing Petanque, he was a member of the Petanque Family club as well as a member of the American Legion Post 347 of Lady Lake, The Italian American Club and the Paisans Club. Anthony enjoyed traveling, golfing, swimming, dancing, playing bocce and and was a true die hard NY Yankee baseball fan. Anthony loved to live life to the fullest. Anthony was a caring, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and leaves behind Nancy Caruso his loving wife of 49 years, daughter Cheryl Eckert, son Donald Caruso, daughter Gina Caruso(predeceased), and five grandchildren Matthew Eckert, Brendan Eckert, Margaret Monahan, Meghan Monahan and Edward Monahan (predeceased). He is also survived by two brothers Joseph and Thomas Caruso and their wives Katherine and Angela Caruso and was predeceased by his brother Felix Caruso. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews of CT and Massachusetts. Anthony was selfless always willing to lend a hand to those he loved. He was true friend to many and a true family man, always putting his family and their needs before his own, his family was always his number one priority. Anthony touched many lives and was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him, he will be sadly missed but he will always be within us with his spirit, his laughter and love and will forever remain in our hearts. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to St.Theresa's soup kitchen, 11528 SE US Highway 301 Belleview, FL 3420-4430 or Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860 Ocala, FL 34478-4860. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Theresa's Catholic Church, 11528 US 301, Belleview on April 16th at 11:00 A.M.

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  1. Laura-Ann & Michael Krauss says:
    15 Apr 2014
    It was a blessing to have known Tony, even though it was for such a short time. He was a loving, caring, gentlemen to all he knew and he loved his family very much. Till we meet again Tony, rest in everlasting peace.

  2. Cheryl says:
    14 Apr 2014
    Dear Dad
    I've put a lot of thought about what I wanted to say to you on this memorial and realized most of what I wanted to say I was fortunate to have already said and express to you over the years and you have done the same both in words and in actions. No one knows what life holds and I am a firm believer that you have to cease every precious moment with the ones you love. I have so many precious memories which will shine within my heart, we've shared good times and laughter as well as hard times and tears. You always made the time for us regardless of your own needs, always putting your family first never complaining,your were a hardworker and always sacraficed making sure our needs were met first. Your love for my mommy, your children and grandchildren is in-measurable and not a day ever went by that I didnt thank God for blessing me with you my dad and the boys with their pop pop. I find comfort in knowing that you passed knowing how much you were loved and we knew how loved we were by you. My most recent touching moments was in December you told me the story about how you and mom reunited over 49 years ago and with a gleam in your eye kept repeaating "and there she was" and a month or so ago when I hung up the phone I said "I love you dad" as I usually do and you answered "I love you to" I will end by saying that you have always been my mentor and my rock and will always continue to be my mentor and rock in angel form. Love you always your daughter

  3. Nancy (wife) says:
    13 Apr 2014
    To My Loving Husband,Lover and Best Friend: This will be our last journey together until we meet again and only the LORD knows when that will be. Having said that I want to express how very much I loved you and always will love you. When I think I will walk alone, I will remind myself that won't happen because you will be in my heart forever. The 49 years we were married were my most loving and happiest. You truly loved your Family and Friends as you put them first in your life. You will always be known for the warm, loving smile and kind heart. I miss your morning kiss with always the words I love you as I answered I love you back and also the prayer time we always shared before each meal.Now the LORD has taken you from Earthly Life to Heaven where your Heavenly Family will greet you. Rest in Peace My Love, until we meet again. Love, Hugs & Kisses..............................Your Wife Nancy

  4. Jack & Kay Harward says:
    11 Apr 2014
    Nancy, May you find comfort knowing your loved one is at peace with the Lord. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jack & Kay Harward

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  7. Donnie Caruso, Big Lake, AK says:
    11 Apr 2014
    Remembering those special moments with my Dad, he loved Johnny Cash and together we would watch his show every week, then of course the most memorable; the original Batman episodes every night. Will never forget going with you in the middle of the night on your New York Times paper route, truly special times just Father and Son, our time together; those Saturdays I would spend with you as you manicured the lawns and gardens of the wealthy in North Stamford which instilled my love of gardening. You worked so hard to provide for your family first, and by doing so sacrificed a lot on your own personal level. Life truly flies by, one day you are a child and life takes you on a journey, then suddenly the sun sets on the life of the man who helped build your character and saw to it that when you left the nest you were prepared for your own journey. Thank you Dad. I weep because yes, I love you and miss knowing that if I needed your advice or words of wisdom you would take the time to listen. I honor you because you are so deserving of it, and will carry on my personal goals as you so taught me to do. You may no longer be here with us, but you live on in my heart, my soul, and character; for a part of who I am today undoubtedly is a direct result of your love, devotion, and dedication to your family. I know you wouldn't want it any other way :) I know God now has welcomed you home into God's eternal Kingdom with open arms, rest now and bask in the glory of God's unconditional love, serenity, and peace. Your purpose with us is complete and a job well done..Much love, your Son..Donnie

  8. Bob Bowron says:
    11 Apr 2014
    Dear Nancy & Family

    My condolances to you and your family. May Tony rest in eternal peace.
    Gob Bless
    Bob Bowron - Stamford, CT

  9. Carol and Paul (and Sterling) Reichwein says:
    10 Apr 2014
    Dear Nancy:

    Our prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. I will always remember that handsome Italian man with his NY Yankee baseball hat strolling into the Springdale Pool. And, I loved speaking to him in Italian and sharing some fond memories of our days growing up in a very Italian family. Know that you are not alone. Everyone at the pool was shocked and saddened by the news and asked me, if I get to talk to you, to tell you that are all thinking and praying for you and your family. While I know that you and Tony have many friends here in the Villages and beyond here living in Florida, know that you have many, many people here for you. Love and Prayers to you and your family Nancy, Carol, Paul and even Sterling. I saw Tony smile when he saw Sterling at the pool and I know that Sterling liked hime also. Again, Love and Prayers, CA

  10. Ellen and Steve says:
    10 Apr 2014
    Tony was truly an angel on earth! He always went out of his way to help his family and friends. He always had a smile and knew how to make people laugh and be happy. He let the spirit of God shine through him to all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go to Nancy and his family.

  11. Gabriel & Joan DeRosa says:
    10 Apr 2014
    One of the nicest person you could ever know. Rest in peace Tony
    You will be missed. God be with you. Our sympathy to Nancy and Family

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