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Richard James Caruso

Memphis, TN

Richard James Caruso, 75, passed away on March 8, 2017. He was born in New York on May 12 to the late Mario and Roxanna Caruso. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Harper Caruso. He leaves his son, Mario (Janice) and two grandchildren, Amber and Richard, who affectionately called him Papaw. He also leaves behind his sister, Roxanna Croxdale (Stephen) and his nephews Sean (Jenifer), Christopher (Ashley) and Timothy (Jackie). Keeping up with his great- nephews, Jackson, Chance and Kingston and his great niece, Lillian was one of his pleasures. Richard graduated from Christian Brothers High School and attended Memphis State University. He was a classical pianist that graduated from the DeShazo College of Music. Richard was the District Manager for D. Canale for 30 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed coin collecting and spending time with his family and friends, especially during the holidays.

The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Ave. Monday, March 13 at 12:00 until the time of funeral services at 1:00. A reception will follow afterward in the Parkside Event Center at Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to or the donor's choice. Richard's charismatic personality will be dearly missed.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 12, 2017
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