Margaret M Caruso

February 18, 1958June 25, 2017

Margaret M. Caruso, 59, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at her home in North Palm Beach, Florida. Margaret met the love of her life, Valerie Gora, in 1989 in Fox Lake, IL. They lived in McHenry, IL, in a log cabin home, that Valerie built while Margaret supervised. In 2007 they moved to North Palm Beach, Florida and in 2013 officially married when it became legal. Margaret’s favorite hobbies were pottery and knitting. If she was not at home knitting helmet liners for soldiers to keep their heads warm, you could find her behind a potter’s wheel at her local pottery studio. Margaret volunteered for many different organizations including: Medical Taxi for Tanqueray’s American AIDS Rides, she fought for LGBT partner benefits, she was an active member of many “Women in Business” groups, and she was a regular volunteer at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park for the past 10 years. Margaret loved life and with Valerie by her side, they would ride their bikes, go camping, scuba and snorkeled, and traveled the world. You could also find them quietly enjoying the serenity of the ocean and their local beach. Margaret was a senior technical writer, editor, and e-learning specialist. She created manuals and on-line learning for such companies as Motorola, VW and General Electric. Since moving to Florida in 2007 she worked for NextEra Energy in Juno Beach, Florida. Margaret is survived by her wife, Valerie Caruso (Gora) and her many family members: Tom & Aileen Gora, Tim & Sharon Gora, Leanne & Alex Kurland, Scott & Karen Migaldi, Robert & Dennis Webber-Johnson, Janice Kerber, Bill Levy, Patrick Schwartz, Cheryl Houghtelin, Tami Mitchell, Becky Lucas, Virginia Cofer, Michael & Cathy Shea and so many friends that will miss her for eternity. Thank you to the Palm Beach EMTS and the Palm Beach Gardens emergency staff for all their efforts to save her life. A celebration of life will be held on July 9th, 2017 at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 in the North Pavilion from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Lunch will be available as well as sharing of memories and stories to celebrate Margaret’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Epilepsy Foundation Florida, 7300 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 760, Miami, Florida 33156.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 9, 2017

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Mark Grzywa

June 30, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences to Scott & Karen Migaldi,who are close friends of ours and to Valerie.
Mark & Lisa Grzywa

Tony Roman

June 29, 2017

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Joanna & Fifi

June 29, 2017

Our heart breaks for you Val, at this time of sorrow. Your love for Margaret was so apparent to anyone that knows you. Margaret was lucky to have found a spouse as giving and kind as you. And you were lucky to have found a spouse who loved you with the wild passion she had for you. May her memory be a blessing to you and all those she touched in her life.

Louise & Greg Candea

June 29, 2017

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of Margaret.

Lise Hudson

June 29, 2017

Margaret was a joy and a treasure. Her quiet presence will be missed. My deepest condolences to Val and Margaret's extended family. May Peace be yours in this time.

Alison Brown

June 29, 2017

May God Bless you and rest your dear soul, Margaret. You were just simply, the kindest and most wonderful person here at work, and I am thankful to have met you and known you, all of these years. ~Alison Brown

Julie Williams

June 29, 2017

Rest in peace my friend

Cathy and Michael Shea

June 29, 2017

Lovely lady fly free now. Love is eternal and we are blessed by you.

Bambi McKibbon-Turner

June 28, 2017

My deepest sympathies and love to the family and friends of Margaret Caruso. She will be very much missed but she will always remain in the hearts of those who loved her.