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Christine Caruso

April 25, 1938 - September 17, 2021

Christine Caruso Christine Caruso
    September 23, 2021 | 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Thursday
  • St. Peter Catholic Church
    1891 Kaneville Road
    Geneva, Illinois
  • Funeral
  • September 23, 2021 | 11:30 A.M. Thursday
  • St. Peter Catholic Church
    1891 Kaneville Road
  • Burial Location
    Geneva, Illinois

Christine Caruso, age 83, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021 at Seasons Hospice, Naperville, Illinois.  She was born on April 25, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Constance (Zeppi) Caruso.  Chris was a graduate of Austin High School (Chicago), DePaul University (B.A.), and Concordia University (M.A. Education, plus 40 hours beyond).  She worked for 34 years for Westchester Public Schools, teaching reading and English at the middle school level.  She also taught physical education and participated in the teacher’s bowling league.  Chris loved the adventures of travelling, oftentimes with her friends Judy and Wolfgang Meister, Kenlyn and Matt Geraldi, Sharon and Randy Neibuhr, and her cousin Joseph Carnagio.  In retirement, she moved to Geneva, Illinois and was a dedicated parishioner of St. Peter Catholic Church.  She stayed active by swimming at the health club, working at the Kane County Children’s Waiting Room, and volunteering at the Déjà Vu Thrift Shop.  Having never married, Chris lovingly became a surrogate grandmother to Morgan Lobb, son of close friends, Lawrence and Ann Lobb.  She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Constance Caruso, and brother, John Caruso , and survived by sister-in-law Marianne Caruso, nieces Debra (Marc) DeStefano, and Suzanne Caruso, and many cousins and special friends.  She will be greatly missed by all.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:30am at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Rd., Geneva, IL.  Family will greet friends at church from 10:30am until the time of service.  Burial will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 1S510 Winfield, Rd., Wheaton, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Waiting Room Literacy Program of the Kane County Bar Foundation, 37W777 Route 38, Suite 25, St. Charles, Illinois 60175. For further information call Yurs Funeral Home Geneva 630-232-7337 or


Carol Miley from Otis, OR

"My condolences to Christine’s family on her passing. I taught with Chris at Westchester Middle School many years ago. I consider Chris a friend who will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Chris."

Jack Franklin from Madison , WI

"Chris and I were coworkers for years in the Westchester school district. She always had a quick wit and friendly towards others. RIP, Chris."

Sue Groves from Knoxville , TN

"It was a pleasure to teach at Westchester Middle School with Chris, where she was a top notch teacher. My guess is she is a top notch angel now!"

Cathy Jones from Pinckney, MI

"You will be missed my dear friend . Thank you for all your love and support"

Debra and Marc De Stefano from Crystal Lake, IL

"Aunt Chris, my heart is totally broken as I just found out! I tried calling you for 4 years and never heard back. I thought you were mad. And I kept calling and invited you to Angie's wedding, and never heard back, which was so not like you. Today, I just found out and my heart was broken, but I understand why I didn't hear from you. I will never forget the morning grandma passed and you called me at 6 am, and I rushed to you at Del Nor. So many memories through childhood of imitating you as a teacher and playing school in your room with Suzie. You were a very solid person in my life all through childhood and even adulthood when we got together. Now I understand you weren't mad and all I know is, I am very very sad. You are with Dad, grandma and grandpa, Uncle Tony and his wife, so many. And you are free from anguish and pain. I will remember you all the days I have left."

Barbara Ulm Bellis from Green Valley, AZ

"Miss Caruso what is my seventh grade teacher. I remember her as being very young… Only about 10 years older than me. I truly enjoyed having her as my gym teacher and also as my seventh grade homeroom teacher. Of course I lost touch with Miss Caruso after I left Britten school, but I am glad to hear that she lived a happy and full life. I had a very good experience at Britten school and Miss Caruso was a large part of that."

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