Gary F. Caruso, age 80

of Quincy

Gary F. Caruso, age 80

Gary F. Caruso, age 80, a longtime Quincy resident, died peacefully, Monday, May 30, 2022, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Gary was born in Quincy, to the late Ernest E. Caruso and Ada T. (Ruscitto) Cardinale. He was also step-son of the late John Cardinale and Doris M. (Perry) Caruso. Raised and educated in Quincy and Braintree, he was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1959.

He proudly served in the Army National Guard of Massachusetts in the 1960s.

Gary was the owner and operator of the former Caruso’s Fruit and Produce Company for over twenty years, supplying many local restaurants and food outlets. Most recently, Gary worked as the produce manager for Previte’s Marketplace in Weymouth for over ten years. As a young man, he was employed in his family’s business, Caruso Jeweler’s in South Braintree, for twenty years.

He loved fishing and tending to his backyard tomato garden. He was an antique car enthusiast and spent many hours restoring his prized 1955 Chevy.

Most of all, Gary was devoted to his family and especially his much-loved grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for thirty-four years of Heather D. (Morison) Caruso. Previously, he was husband of the late Janice M. “Janie” (Balducci) Caruso.

Devoted father of Garry A. Caruso of Nantucket, Kristin L. Emond and her husband Marc of Carver, Peter E. Caruso and his fiancée Katie Voci of Duxbury, Sarah A. Cavanaugh and her husband Chad of Milton, Thomas J. Caruso and his wife Hillary of Quincy.

Brother of Susan Cardinale Budesheim of Penn. and the late Paul E. Caruso.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Sunday, June 5, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.


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  • Kristin and family. Our thoughts are with you all.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Jen & Mike

  • My condolences to the Caruso Family. May he continue to influence positively the lives of his children and grandchildren through the memories they keep of his example.

  • my deepest sympathies

  • Heather and family- I am so sorry to read this- heartbroken for all of you. Gary was such a sweet man and proud husband and Dad. I will always remember his eyes filling up talking about his kids. He was at my house for a July 4th party and was so taken with the stone wall in my yard. May memories and love get you all through this transition. Much love.

  • My deepest condolences Ada was my fathers (Libero Bongarzone) cousin.

  • Heather & Family, I knew Gary when I was young and our family would go to Caruso Jewelers. Then I had the privilege and the pleasure of working with him at Prevites. He always beamed with pride when he spoke of his family. I have so much love for this man, my heart aches that I will no longer see him. He had quite the journey and he fought hard. May your faith in God ease your sadness and one day soon the memories of Gary bring a smile to your face and comfort you. God Bless all of you.

  • My heart goes to all the family for your loss of Gary. I remember he would come over my dad’s house and bring us all kinds of veggies.. R.I.P. Gary we will miss you. Love Diane and Mike Pavelich

  • Kristin,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you have the strength to get through these tough days and then continue to live your life with fond memories of the days before. Hugs to you ❤️
    Love, Cheri & Mike