Josephine Caruso, formerly of Farrell, passed away at 7:10 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2018, in Clepper Manor, Sharon. She was 102.
Mrs. Caruso was born February 15, 1916, in Derry, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Carmine and Concetta (Agresti) Salandria.
She was raised in Farrell and attended Farrell schools.
A homemaker, Josephine was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon and a former member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
She enjoyed singing and was a vocalist in the former Sam Campagna Orchestra.
Her husband, Henry M. “Boots” Caruso, whom she married November 24, 1934, passed away March 12, 1979.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Joyce E. Caruso of Hubbard; two granddaughters, Lauren Avram and husband, John, of Westminster, Colorado and Elisa Mossgrove and husband, Scott, of Indiana, Pennsylvania; four great-grandchildren, Ryan Elizabeth Avram and Caroline Elise Avram, both of Westminster, Dane Henry Mossgrove of Findlay, Ohio and Rachael Anne Mossgrove, a student at Grove City College; three sisters, Ermenia “Millie” Gondak of Fairless Hills, Sadie Validzich and husband, Joseph, of Hermitage, Floretta Guanciale of Clearwater, Florida and several loving nieces, nephews and their families.
Besides her parents and husband, Josephine was preceded in death by her son, Henry “Hank” A. Caruso; three sisters, Margaret Crago, Louise Kromka, Sadie Salandria, who died in infancy and five brothers, Patsy, Steve, Joseph, Daniel and Harry Salandria.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, in St. Joseph Church, Sharon, with the Reverend Thomas Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will take place at America’s Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.