Carmen A. Brutico Sr., 92, of Old Forge, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Rose Fazio, in Clarks Summit. He was married to the former Rose M. Talarico. The couple celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26.
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Born in Old Forge, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rose Salerno Brutico and stepmother, Mary Vender. He was a graduate of the Old Forge High School class of 1941, where he was a star basketball player, and the University of Scranton class of 1959. He was the founder of C & A Vending Co. In addition, he was a former teacher for the Old Forge School District and, more recently, worked as a tax accountant. Carmen served his country honorably during World War II as a member of the Marine Corps stationed in the South Pacific. He was a former president of the Old Forge Lions Club as well as the Old Forge Little League. He was a member of the Elks Club, enjoyed horses, golfing, and was an avid Penn State fan. He was a member of the Prince of Peace parish, Old Forge.
Carmen was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a wonderful friend to all and always eager to help in any way he could. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Anthony C. Brutico and wife, Frances; Dr. Carmen A. Brutico Jr. and wife, Mary; and daughter, Rose Brutico Fazio and husband, Joseph, all of Clarks Summit; grandchildren, F. Alane, Rachel, Anthony, Angelo, Joseph, Mikaela, Gabriel, Ariana, Angelina, Carmen III, Justin, Niccolo, Joseph, Angelo and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Jadon, Landry, Paisley, Milani, Berkley and Luca; a brother, Francis, Old Forge; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Michael; and two brothers, Anthony and Angelo.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of Sacred Heart for the compassionate care given to Carmen.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Prince of Peace Parish-St. Mary's Church, West Grace Street, Old Forge. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Louis V Ciuccio Funeral Home
145 Moosic Rd
Old Forge, PA 18518
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 24, 2014