Russell A. Caruana, 80, of Bolivia, beloved husband of Marianne Caruana, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

Russ was Senior Vice-President of Finance at The Methodist Hospital in New York. He was active in the local and national levels of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and was president of The Metropolitan NY Chapter HFMA 1969-70. He was the author of "Organizing a Healthcare Financial Services Division". Russ held an MBA from New York University in 1960 and an accounting degree from Long Island University.

Surviving is his wife Marianne Caruana; a son Vincent D. Caruana, M.D. and wife Tina of New Hampshire; two daughters Christine Brando and Carol Verrastro and husband Thomas, all of New Jersey; two sisters Maria Sabella and husband John, and Grace Alba and husband Bill; and seven grandchildren, Brittney Brando, Alyssa Caruana, Amanda Brando, Nicole Brando, Steven Verrastro, and Lauren Verrastro.

The funeral mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Reverend Trent Watts officiating. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium and a reception will be held following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, Virginia 23058 or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5269 Dosher Cutoff Southeast, Southport, NC 28461.

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Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012