Pietro Carusone, 76, husband of Antonia Carusone died on Thursday, July 1st surrounded by his family at MidState Medical Center, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Born in Fondola, Provincia Di Casserta, Italy, on June 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Tommasso Carusone and Rosalia Palmieri.
At twenty-three years old, Pietro came to America like many before him in search of a better life and to be with the love of his life. In 1968 he arrived in Cohoes, New York, where he spent time with his brother and shortly after he moved to Meriden, Connecticut, where he resided until his passing. He was employed by the City of Meriden for over 20 years and was the owner of Tom’s Market from 1981 to 1993, where he most enjoyed sharing stories with all his regular customers and neighbors. He retired from the City of Meriden, Parks and Recreation in 2007. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Queen of Angels.
Pietro had a great passion for gardening, he was most proud of growing tomato plants. He took great pleasure in sharing his garden vegetables with his family, friends, neighbors, and visitors. He also enjoyed fishing, trips to the casino with his wife, making wine, playing cards and being close to his family.
Besides his wife, Antonia, he is survived by his son, Tommasso Carusone and daughter in law Renee Carusone, his daughter, Jessica Rodriguez and son in law, Tommy Rodriguez, his grandchildren, Pietro Carusone, Alyssa Carusone and Rebecca Carusone; his sister, Angela Maria Carusone, his brother-in-law Rocco Palmieri, sister-in-law Marianna Palmieri, his mother-in-law Antonia Palmieri. Pietro is also survived by 7 nieces and 3 nephews. Pietro was predeceased by his two brothers, Salvatore Carusone and Giuseppe Carusone, his brother-in-law, Pasquale Carusone, and his nephew Silvio Carusone.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, July 6th, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. A Mass of Christian burial will follow directly after at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Mount Carmel Campus at 11AM. Entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org. For online condolences, please visit, jferryfh.com.
Published by The Record-Journal from Jul. 4 to Jul. 5, 2021.