Josephine Marie Caruso of Oxford

Josephine Caruso

Josephine Caruso

Josephine Marie Caruso, 75, of Oxford, died Thursday, Sept. 26, at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Passivo Giusti.

Josephine was a devoted wife, mother and career woman. Early on she worked for the Bell Telephone Co. as an operator. After raising her family, she pursued an interest in tax and accounting work, initially employed by H&R Block and later as a revenue officer for the Internal Revenue Service in Wilmington. She retired in 2003 with 23 years of service and numerous commendations for her dedication and personal accomplishments. Upon retirement, Josephine was given the Albert Gallatin Award for her contributions to public service. Possessing a contagious smile and a penchant for helping people, Josephine was lauded by the Wilmington News Journal as “the friendly face of the IRS.”

Mrs. Caruso was a member of Assumption BVM Church. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, bowling and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Anthony Caruso, Jr. and his wife Ann of West Grove; one daughter, Renee Caruso-Neel and her husband Dave of Oxford; one brother, Nicholas Giusti of West Grove; one sister, Rosemarie Skyler of Spring City; three grandchildren, Cameron Cooper, Amanda Cooper and Abigail Caruso.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road in West Grove. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Burial will be private.

In memory of Mrs. Caruso, a contribution may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

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Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home in West Grove

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