Life-long resident of Everett, MA passed away on April 23, 2023, one month shy
of his 78 th birthday. In the weeks leading up to his death, he told everyone the average life
expectancy was 76, that he’d lived to 77 and beat the odds. He leaves behind devoted wife of 44 years Cecile Caruso, two children who he bragged about to anyone who would listen—John
Buster Caruso and Carmela Marie Caruso—and a granddaughter who he adored, Allison Grace
Caruso. He is also survived by his brother Richard Caruso and nephews Steven and Andrew
Caruso. Son of two Italian immigrants—the late Angelo Salvatore Caruso and Angela Filadoro
Caruso—he gestured widely with his hands and knew all the swears even if he didn’t speak the
He formed many life-long friendships growing up “down the Lynde” and serving in
the Navy aboard the USS Estes where he earned the nickname Hurk—short for Hercules—for
his strength and refusal to back down from any challenge. He went out of his way to help others
and stubbornly refused if anyone tried to return the favor. Every May he planted rows of
vegetables in a small, backyard patch that caught the morning sun. He loved drinking Coors
Light, going to the beach in winter, and laughing at his own jokes. He will be missed by many
and warmly remembered.
Family and friends were invited to visiting hours at the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home 331 Main Street in Everett, on Thursday, April 27th. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28th at 10 am at Rocco’s followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.