Ida M. Caruso (Iuculano)
After a long battle with dementia and additionally cancer, peacefully passed with her family by her side, on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 85.
Predeceased by her parents Francesco & Lucia Iuculano, her sister Carmela Sanchez, father-in-law & mother-in-law Antonio Caruso & Giovanna Ziino and her grandson Jacob Carmen Curatalo. Survived by her beloved husband of 63 ½ years, Carmelo “Carm”; her children Giovanna Curatalo (Michael Lingg) Lucia “Lucy” (Frank) Skurpski & Anthony Caruso; grandchildren Kaila Curatalo (Fiancée Steven Coccia), Grace & Isabella Curatalo, Nicholas (Beckey),Danielle & Julia DeLucia, Francesca & Olivia Skurpski, Zachary, Claudia & Chloe Caruso; brothers-in-law & sister-in-law Francesco “Ciccino” Caruso of Italy, Giuseppe Caruso & Antonia Tripi; many nieces and nephews in Italy, Argentina & USA.
Ida will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She cherished loving and living life with her devoted husband, Carmelo, and put Our Lord, God above all. She loved praying and spreading Gods word.
She most enjoyed gatherings with her family and was happiest cooking her famous meals and her lasagna was, bar none, the best! Her famous Italian cookies were a favorite to all and coveted by many. Often told she should open a bakery; she would say she loved giving her sweets away. Her cooking and baking were her expressions of her love and family always came first, a true Matriarch.
Ida immigrated from Sicily to Erie, PA, and ultimately to Rochester, NY. She was a fashion designer and seamstress and worked at Hickey Freeman for 38 years. She also designed and made many of her children’s clothing. Additionally, she had work brought home from Adrien Jules so she could raise her children.
She had a wonderful, full life with her loving husband, and was the bedrock of her family. The love and devotion they shared was plain to see to everyone who knew them... Love is eternal, and she exemplified it. She will live on in our hearts and memories until we meet again.
The family would like to give special thanks to Lifetime Care/ Hospice at Home: Mark Broussard, S.W., Rachel Oltman-Brew, R.N., Penny Bloom, R.N. Also, longtime aide, Mercy Kryk. Additionally, Ann Marie Knauf and Pauline Sherwood for coming to our home hospice daily to say the rosary and support us all.
Calling hours FRI 3-7 pm at Falvo Funeral Home 1395 N. Goodman St. On SAT please meet the family 10 am in St. Frances Cabrini at Annunciation Church (1760 Norton Street) for the celebration of her Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Annunciation Church (124 Evergreen Street. Rochester, NY 14605) or EWTN (581 Old Leeds Rd. Irondale, Alabama 35210). Entombment private.