Leo Joseph Caruso

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Leo Joseph Caruso, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Tickfaw, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the age of 87. He was a local business owner since 1955, owning multiple grocery businesses. Leo was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a Purple Heart recipient in WWII. Leo had a passion for hunting and fishing, was an avid LSU fan, and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Leo was known for his selflessness and was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be missed dearly by all that knew him. Leo is survived by his loving wife, Marie "Mary" V. Caruso; 5 sons, Mike Caruso and wife Brenda, Dennis Caruso, Gary Caruso, Keith Caruso and wife Traci, and Ricky Caruso and wife Tina; 3 sisters, Katie Caldorera, Josie Heard, and Grace Slevin; 11 grandchildren, Melanie Caruso, Amy Guilliot, Ray Caruso, Blake Caruso, Blaire Caruso, Courtney Caruso, Kyle Caruso, Darion Caruso, Mark Caruso, Katie Caruso and Jacob Caruso; 8 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Matteo and Sarah Caruso; granddaughter, Melissa Ann Caruso; and siblings, Angelo Caruso, Fannie Caruso, Mary Ogima, Twana Trobona, Frances Mattera, and Frank Caruso. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church from 11 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com to send condolences for the family.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2013
Leo J. Caruso
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9595 Florida Blvd | Baton Rouge, LA 70815 | (225) 925-5331
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