Born Aug. 27, 1951, in Norwalk, he was the son of Constantine Carusone and Sophie Jarocki Carusone. He grew up in Westport, lived a short time in Southbury and then moved to Kewanee, Ill. He attended Assumption and St. Luke's grammar school and J.M. Wright Technical School.
He worked as a mechanic and a tractor-trailer truck driver, and also was an instructor in tractor-trailer driving.
Survivors include his fiancee, Pearl Fitzpatrick; two sons, Robert Carusone of Frederick, Md., and Brian Carusone of Westport; a daughter, Lindsay Carusone of Westport; two stepchildren, Amy Carlson of Seymour and Robbie Tracy of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Noah Fitzpatrick of Kewanee, Ill., and Liam and Althea Carlson of Seymour; a sister, Christine Carusone of Westport; a brother, Robert Carusone and his wife Donna of Fairfield, and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private.