Joyce A. Caruso

CORTLAND — Joyce Ann Caruso, 71, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Joyce was born June 11, 1945, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Henry and Louise Piskorz Musialowski. She married Anthony Caruso on Aug. 26, 1967, and came to the Cortland area in 1975.

She was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church and had strong religious beliefs. She loved dogs, enjoyed cooking and wintering in Florida at The Villages. Joyce adored her grandchildren immensely. She will be remembered as a loving, caring and giving woman.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Tony; her children, Anthony (Melissa) Caruso and Suzanne (Chris) Copley; seven grandchildren Mason, Morgan, Mitchell, Matthew, Anthony, Gianna and Sofia; and her sisters, Paula Harris and Barbara Beres.

Besides her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Musialowski.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at St. Roberts Catholic Church, 4659 N. Mecca St. (state Route 46) in Cortland.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated after calling hours at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6100 Rockside Woods, Suite 445, Independence, Ohio 44131.

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