Theo M Caruso

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PORTLAND - Theo M. (Moorhead) Caruso, age 84, of Woleben Rd.,Portland, NY, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA, following a brief illness.


Theo was born  on October 4, 1934 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of the late John and Myra (Brown)Moorhead.  


A Westfield / Portland area resident most all her life, Theo graduated from Sherman Central School in 1952 and was a charter member of the Yorker Club and Museum in Sherman.  She had been employed by Welch Foods for a brief time and had also helped her husband run the family farm on Woleben Road.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting, reading, craft painting and almost any kind of craft.  However, her main love and joy was taking care of her loving husband, her family, and her beloved cat Rusty.


Survivors include her son, John (Deborah) Caruso of Erie, PA and her 2 Daughters, Suzanne M. Caruso, of Portland, and Annette M. Caruso of Dunkirk, NY. Theo was the proud grandmother of Nicholas J., and  Alex J.  and Cory J. Caruso, Shawn R. Hilton and Ryan M. Vazquez, and great grandmother of Cloe, Delia and Hudson Caruso.  She is further survived by her niece, Denise Laughlin.


In addition to her parents, Theo was preceded in death by her husband of  61 years, Salvatore "Sy" Caruso, whom she married on Nov. 5, 1955 in Westfield and who died on Dec. 15 2016  and by her brother, William V. Moorhead.

Friends may call on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the MASON Funeral Home 37 Clinton St, Westfield. A brief service will be held at 12 noon. Private burial will be in St. James Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portland Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 229, Portland, NY 14769 or to The Thrifty Kitty, 59 E. Main St., Westfield, NY, 14787.


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