Joseph "DA" Caruso of West Caldwell passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012 He was 81 years old.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park on Sunday from 3-8 pm. Funeral on Monday assembling at the funeral home at 10 am followed by a Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover at 11 am. Interment is in Restland Memorial Park.
Joseph was born in Newark and lived in Bloomfield before moving to West Caldwell 5 years ago. He was an electrician with the Essex County Dept. of Public Works for over 40 years retiring 10 years ago. He was also the owner of DA's Restaurant and Scores Sports Cafe in Bloomfield for many years and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He was the beloved husband of Lucille (nee Tomasulo), loving father of Joseph and Heidi Caruso, Mark and Lisa Caruso, JoLynn and Anthony Ferrante, and the late Patricia Costa, and cherished grandfather of Michael, Ashley, Joey, Mark, AJ, Adam, Jordyn, and Angelica.