Florence A. Caruso, 90, of Bradford, passed away, Monday (Jan. 6, 2014) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, following a long Illness.
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Born June 18, 1923, in Seminole, she was the daughter of Alexander and Veronica Ostovich.
On Dec. 15, 1945, in St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem, she married Henry A. Caruso, who preceded her in death on June 10, 1999.
Mrs. Caruso was a 1941 graduate of Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem and a 1969 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Math Education. Mrs. Caruso taught in Bradford schools for several years, and at the end of her career was an elementary principal, retiring in June of 1985. She had resided in Bradford since 1958. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.
Surviving are two sons, Alex (Marcia) Caruso of Bradford and Joseph (Rozlyn) Caruso of Edina, Minn.; five grandchildren, Michael (Katie) Caruso, and, Jill (Danny) Neighbour, Katie Caruso, Sarah (Daniel) Jankowski and Mary (her fiancee, Thomas Elliott IV) Caruso; seven great-grandchildren, Logan, Luke & Joey Caruso, Finley and Gwyneth Neighbour and Lily and Alex Jankowski. She was a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a daughter, Veronica A. Caruso, who died Feb. 2, 1999, and a son Mark J. Caruso, who died March 13, 2008.
At the request of the family there will be no public visitation. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Arrangements are under the directions of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2014