Folsom Funeral Service

Caruso, Ernest

Ernest Caruso, a resident of Dedham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 9th at the age of 91. Born October 31st 1930, Ernie was the son of Federico and Francesca (DeFazio) Caruso who both immigrated from Italy. Belovedhusband of the late Ann M. Caruso, loving father of Barbara Cawley and husband Richard of Dedham, Ernest Caruso and Kathleen of Westwood, Joanne McKay and husband Michael of Norwood, Anthony Caruso and wife Carol of Hull, Frances Sinclair and the late GregSinclair of Norwood, Diane Caruso of Norwood and Carl Caruso and wife Elisabeth of Norwood. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Along with his wife Ann, he raised 7 children instilling a strong senseof family bond. In a life of many accomplishments, this legacy of family is perhaps his greatest one. Ernest was also a proud Air Force Veteran. Ernie owned and operated Centre Deli in Dedham Square, which would become a staple of the community for over 50years. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 18 in Dedham. Visiting hours will be held December 13th 2021 from 4-8pm at Folsom funeral home, 87 Milton St., Dedham. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home starting at9am on Tuesday, December 14th and proceed to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham, MA at 10am. Interment with military honors will follow at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Punch 4 Parkinson’s a nonprofit organizationby check to 339 Washington St. Suite 203 Dedham, Ma. 02026 or at

Guestbook Entries

  1. Beth (Monahan) Nee
    December 11th, 2021 | 2:06 pm

    To the Caruso family, Please accept my deepest sympathy at this time of loss for you. I lived next door to you on Abbott Road in Dedham for many years. I fondly remember your Dad working on various projects at your house inside and out. I am so sorry for your loss You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and prayers, Beth (Monahan) Nee, Maine

  2. Maureen Hall
    December 12th, 2021 | 2:12 pm

    I will always remember the first time we were invited to your home. We were received with open arms. Ernie, may you rest in peace.
    Maureen Hall

  3. Kathleen Caruso
    December 12th, 2021 | 11:09 pm

    Papa, you suffered long and hard. I know you are safe Home for Christmas! See you on the other side! love Kathleen

  4. DeVirgilio
    December 14th, 2021 | 10:15 am

    Caruso Family, we were so sad to hear of Ernie’s death. He raised a beautiful beautiful family.Thinking of you all in this difficult time, our prayer are with you all. Love Betty DeVirgilio and Family

  5. Natalie Wayman (Caruso)
    December 14th, 2021 | 12:17 pm

    My heart goes out to the Caruso family. My memories of Uncle Ernie and Boston family are joyful and dear. May you all find comfort in this difficult time. Love and prayers sent.

  6. Reggie & Susan Caruso
    December 14th, 2021 | 8:13 pm

    To me, Uncle Ernie was a teacher, a friend, a confidant and a role model. What more could you ask in an Uncle. Susan and I loved you very much and thought of you often. You were one in a million. We were blessed having you and Auntie Ann in our lives. You will always be in our prayers and never be forgotten.

  7. Irene Regan
    December 14th, 2021 | 9:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. God Bless. Love, Irene

  8. December 16th, 2021 | 6:46 pm

    Sad to hear the passing of Ernie. Great guy spent many mornings with my brother in law Johnnie Maida at Center Street Market with him. After I joined the Air Force when I was home talked a lot about his time in the Air Force He loved McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma Wa. Which I was station at and his last Base too. To his family my God Bless you all and my God welcome him into his kingdom with open arms to be with his wife and our many departed love ones. Rest in Peace my brother in arms and may God Bless all.

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