Of Revere, MA. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children after a brief illness on May 27, 2023 at the age of 88. Born in Apice, a Province of Benevento, Italy on August 29, 1934 to the late Pompeo and Francesca Colarusso. Carmine married the love of his life in 1960, immigrated to America in 1966 and settled in Revere. He was employed at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain as a groundskeeper and greenhouse attendant for over 33 years.
Beloved husband of the late Antonietta (Beatrice) for over 30 years. Loving father of Pompeo, Pellegrino “Pell” and Olina Colarusso of Revere and Frank Colarusso of Ashland. Loving and cherished Nonno (grandfather) of Bradley Colarusso. Dear brother of the late Cristina Beatrice and her husband Filippo of Revere, and Antonio Colarusso & his wife Angelina of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Dear brother-in-law of Carmine Masiello and his late wife Nicolina, Maria Assunta Licciardi and her late husband Frank, Elena Coccimiglio and her late husband Nicola all of Revere, Francesco DiVito and his late wife Angelina of Saugus and the late Michelina Monaco and her husband Pasquale, Antonetta Beatrice, Antonio Beatrice and Angelo Beatrice of Italy. Dear Godfather of the late Lidia Annese of England. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Carmine was a caring and loving husband, father and nonno. A devoted family man, there is no question that he was happiest when surrounded by family. Carmine cherished his wife, children and grandson above all else. Affectionate and caring, his love for family knew no bounds, and his selfless and generous nature shone through the way he lived his life, always putting others first. Carmine prized and believed in his children and grandson beyond words, never judging and always supporting them with his quiet and unwavering strength, and a reminder to “be number one”. He had an endless sense of humor, and a smile that could light a room. He was always ready with a joke, trying to make others smile and lift spirits regardless of any personal pain. A humble man, he was grateful for the simple pleasures in life, enjoying and sharing Italian traditions of making wine, Sunday gravy and cooking for loved ones whenever he could. An avid gardener with a remarkable green thumb, he loved to be outdoors, spending as much time as he could cultivating his vegetable and flower gardens. There was rarely a plant he could not revive with family and friends always coming to him for advice on how to save a favorite plant. He would walk a mile to come help and support family or friend if asked, never turning away from a request for help. Carmine was a spiritual man, a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church, and watched Catholic TV mass every day when unable to attend in person. There are no words to express this incredible loss. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
A Visitation was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Thursday, June 1, 2023. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment in Holy Cross Mausoleum.