Sharon Watts Caruso (RIP)

Sharron Caruso, age 77, of Bolton, CT, answered God’s call on November 7, 2018, at Manchester Memorial Hospital, in Manchester, CT. She was born on June 21, 1941 in Midland, TX to the late Edward and Jean (Wolcott) Watts.

She was very active with St. Maurice church in Bolton where she and her husband moved to in 1978. She also spent time as a member of the Tallwood Womens Golf Club, but above all it was caring for her family that she took true pride in. She would often boast that she was “a kept woman, and proud of it”. She and her husband lived in Connecticut for 40 years. 

Sharron was the beloved wife of 54 years to David Caruso whom she leaves behind. She is also survived by her son Stephen Caruso, his wife Linda and their daughter Deanna Alexandra; her sister Jean Anne Widmayer and her husband Noel, and her twin sister Shirley Brown and her husband Charles; her brother in-law George Caruso and his wife Melanie Caruso and her sister in-law Marilyn and her husband John Giannuzzi.

Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her son David Jr.

The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:30 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Manchester Funeral Home ,142 East Center Street, Manchester, CT a short prayer service to be held at 4:30 PM. In lieu flowers the family asked that donations be made to an animal care charity of your choosing.  To share memories, see photos, or send condolences, please visit: www.manchesterfh.com

The following was written by Sharon in 2009:

After high school graduation I attended Texas Tech for two semesters returning to work in Midland until June 1961. In mid-1961 I married David Caruso and began a happy and interesting life as an Air Force Officer’s wife, beginning in Harlingen, Texas.

We moved from Harlingen to Waco, Texas, where we began our family. I learned to play golf there too and began a lifetime of enjoying the game and becoming a good, competitive player. Our-oldest son, Stephen, was born in Waco. Leaving Texas we moved to Dayton, Ohio, where our youngest son, Dave, was born. David was later assigned to Okinawa,. so we moved our family there and lived “on the economy”. We learned to speak a little Japanese and enjoyed three years of life with the Okinawan people.

We returned to the USA to live in Northern California at Beale Air Force Base where David was supporting the famous SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. While in California he was promoted to Lt. Colonel.

From California we moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where David finally retired from military service. He was hired by Pratt & Whitney and we moved to Bolton, Connecticut, outside of Hartford, Connecticut. _He eventually retired from Pratt & Whitney and we have continued to live here in Bolton since.

We have a daughter-in-law, one granddaughter and two German Shepherd dogs. Our youngest son Dave lost his battle with cancer in 2007 at the age of 42.

Yes, Shirley (twin sister) and I are still very close, talking almost daily by phone and visiting in person at least once a year.

One thought on “Sharon Watts Caruso (RIP)

  1. John McElligott last in the class of 1963 MHS March 29, 2022 / 6:02 am

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us water drinkers. I did my internal medicine training at Yale bouncing around to several affiliate hospitals. So who know we may have seen each other. I almost accepted a positions in New in New Haven, Waterbury and several other rural locations near the Waterbury St Mary’s-hospital where I was director of Trauma Research for 3 years while finishing my Internal Medicine training down the street in at the Yale Griffin Hospital in Derby. Almost stayed but did stay on faculty at the Griffin Hospital for many years never resigned and have a class room named after me and Vincent DeLuca MD my mentor and good friend. So CT was a good choice and many time i wished I had stayed. I did go to one football game at Yale. Was the only one in the stands???. Thanks for you great story. John McElligott MD, MHS 1963

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