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.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2013