Joyce M. (Stannard) Caruso
Joyce M. Caruso, 71, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Abraham House in Utica. She was born in Rome on April 1, 1947, the daughter of the late Lyle and Rose Stannard. On February 14, 1992, she married John Caruso, who was the love of her life. He passed away on September 30, 2012.
Joyce worked for many years at Griffass Air Force Base for DFAS.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Andrew DeCarolis of Rome; a sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Michael Dobbins of Ohio; a sister-in-laws Agnes Smoot and her husband, John, of Ohio and Donna Johnston and her husband Dave of South Carolina, and Sandra Stannard of Utica; two grandsons, Andy (Jeannette) and Bryan (Kelly) DeCarolis of Rome; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Santino and Vincenzo; several aunts, uncles and cousins, including a special aunt, Angie Taverna of Waterloo; and many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Lyle, Gerard and Harold.
Joyce’s family would like to thank Jeanette Dominic, Bill and Danielle Brain, and her neighbors Rick and Carrie, for always being there for her in her time of need. They also wish to express their gratitude to her doctors , Hospice and Palliative Care, the Abraham House (“House of Angels”), and to all those who helped in her care, for the wonderful acts of kindness and compassion shown to her.
In keeping with Joyce’s wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Rome Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Abraham House, 1203 Kemble St., Utica NY 13501.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.
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