GREENWICH, Conn. -- Former Greenwich Police officer Frank Caruso died on Friday, April 14. He was 69.
Caruso was born in Greenwich on Dec. 9, 1947, to the late Charles and Angelina Mellilo Caruso. He was a graduate of Greenwich High School and Norwalk Community College. Caruso proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He served as a police officer for the Town Of Greenwich from 1972-1994. During his tenure, Caruso received the Meritorious Police Duty Medal twice, once in 1974 and again in 1984. He also received the Excellent Police Duty Medal after pulling a victim out of a burning car on Interstate 95 in 1978.
After retiring from the Greenwich force, Caruso moved to Otis, Mass., where he served as an officer for another 10 years.
Caruso leaves behind his life partner Barbara Walther, three sons: Daniel (Alisa), Thomas (Dawn), and Clifford (Jennifer), his sister Francis Caruso, and eight grandchildren: Jack, Sophie, Patrick, Kyle, Zachary, Brooke, Ryder, and Owen.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Castiglione Funeral Home, located at 544 Old Post Rd. #3 in Greenwich. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the R.P.A.O.G., P.O. Box 11136, Greenwich, CT. 06831.