Michael F. Caruso
Dedicated father, avid horseman
WINDSOR, SC Michael F. Caruso, 59, of Windsor, SC, formerly of Lowell, MA, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 after a long and brave battle with cancer.
Michael was born in Lowell, MA, May 25, 1950, a son of Laurette (Gagnon) Caruso and the late Salvatore J. Caruso. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Corrections Officer in Gardner, MA.
Mike also pursued his passion for horses, graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Equine Science. He was an accomplished equestrian, taking part in many endurance rides, some ranging 25 miles. He also bred and trained his race horse, Mister Breezy Days, which he entered in many races, winning the Massachusetts Sire Stakes and the Aiken Triple Crown. Michael shared his love of animals with everyone, giving horseback riding lessons to young and old. He made frequent trips to animal shelters, adopting many dogs and giving them a home.
He especially loved and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, as family was everything to him.
Michael is survived by his son Michael II and his wife Sonya, of Troy, NH; and his daughter Rebecca and her husband Carlos Carrasquillo of Los Angeles, CA; four grandchildren whom he adored: Michael III, Emma, and Allison Caruso, and Ianthe Carrasquillo-Caruso. He is also survived by his mother, Laurette Caruso, of San Lorenzo, CA, a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Kathleen Caruso of Hoschton, GA, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn and her husband, Andrew Dulkie ,of San Lorenzo, CA, and Celeste and her husband, Daniel Gannon, of Lowell, MA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
You are invited to his visitation on Saturday morning from 8:30 until 10:30 A.M. at the McDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816.
Following the visitation his funeral Mass will be offered at ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH at 11:30 a.m..
Church address for directions: 893 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852
Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.
Memorials in his name to the Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road, Aiken SC, 29801.