James M. Caruso, 64, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, James was a parishioner at St. Frances Xavier Roman Catholic Church. Until a year ago, James and his wife Michele were residents of Wissinoming for 30 years and long time parishioners of St. Bartholomew Church. Prior to retiring, James was owner and operator of Caruso Quality Painting.
A selfless, loyal and fun loving guy, James always put others needs before his own. He was a mentor to many and a saving grace to others. With his goofy sense of humor and fun loving ways, James had a way of making others feel at ease any situation seem lighter. Children were drawn to him and he talked and played at their level.
James enjoyed going to the movies but his passion was music and playing guitar. It touched everyone’s heart and brought a smile to those listening. Another passion was coffee….coffee was a way of life and WaWa was his coffee of choice.
He was one of a kind…great family man and was devoted to them. Spending time with them was more important than anything. A favorite time was Sunday afternoons watching the Eagles. James will be truly missed by family and friends.
Beloved husband of 31 years to Michele F. (nee Skoda); devoted father of Lesley-Anne (Michael) Kober and James (Kim Sutton) Caruso; cherished grandfather of James, Owen, Jude and Daniel; loving brother of Elizabeth “Betty” (Christopher) Trout, Genevieve “Jenny” Banks and the late Joanne Bradley and Michael Caruso. James is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend James’s visitation on Friday, May 27, 2022, 8:30 – 9:45 AM in Saint Frances Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 2319 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 where the Mass will follow at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO BOX 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, by phone (800) 227-2345 or at their website, www.donate3.cancer.org
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