Leo J. Caruso

December 2, 1925January 16, 2013
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Leo Joseph Caruso, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Tickfaw, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the age of 87. He was a local business owner since 1955, owning multiple grocery businesses. Leo was a veteran of the US Army and was a Purple Heart recipient in WWII. Leo had a passion for hunting and fishing, was an avid LSU fan, and a member of St. Pius Catholic Church. Leo was known for his selflessness and was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be missed dearly by all that knew him. Leo is survived by his loving wife, Marie “Mary” V. Caruso; 5 sons, Mike Caruso and wife Brenda, Dennis Caruso, Gary Caruso, Keith Caruso and wife Traci, and Ricky Caruso and wife Tina; 3 sisters, Katie Caldorera, Josie Heard, and Grace Slevin; 11 grandchildren, Melanie Caruso, Amy Guilliot, Ray Caruso, Blake Caruso, Blaire Caruso, Courtney Caruso, Kyle Caruso, Darion Caruso, Mark Caruso, Katie Caruso, and Jacob Caruso; 8 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Matteo and Sarah Caruso; granddaughter, Melissa Ann Caruso; and siblings, Angelo Caruso, Fannie Caruso, Mary Ogima, Twana Trobona, Frances Mattera, and Frank Caruso. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 5pm until 9 pm, and resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at St. Pius Catholic Church from 11am until Mass of Christian Burial at 1pm. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Please visit to send condolences for the family.


  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Leo J. Caruso

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Jane & Benny Caruso

January 23, 2013

We are keeping you in our prayers and our thoughts during this difficult time.

Angela Kolumber

January 22, 2013

Mike, Gary and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your father was a great man and he will be missed. Angela Kolumber (Little)

January 21, 2013

Dennis and Ray,

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. Times like these are never easy, but be assured your family and friends are all here to support you. Through you he will be remembered forever for the wonderful man he was.

The Harris Family - Richard, Linda and Chris.

January 21, 2013

The lord took a good man from us, but he has a better plan for him. Leo was full of love for is family,he always had one or two of his sons,grandkids or his wife Mary with him.He will be forever loved and missed. But Mike look at all the great memories he left. Robert and Jessie Drago

Linda Naretta

January 20, 2013

To the entire Caruso family , I am sorry for your lase . Leo was a realy wonderful man . And it was a pleasure to have know him . God bless everyone .

Michael Martin

January 20, 2013

So very sorry for your loss, your family is in our thought and prayers! God bless you all and Peace in Christ! Michael Martin

ted williams

January 20, 2013

im so sorry rick this is ted williams lived across from you in green wood god bless you all ya'll in my prayers love ya'll to if need call 2254138940 please try to be strong i had to timmy got killed in a crash time helps a little you will never get over it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 18, 2013

Leo will be deeply missed by all those who loved and knew him. He was one of the strongest and proudest person, I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
May God keep you safe in his loving arms and bless the family that you have left behind. Brenda Caruso

Randall Brown

January 18, 2013

Dennis I'm very sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in our prayers Randall and Connie