Louis J. Casuscelli, 80NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Louis James Casuscelli, 80, of 25 Navajo Drive died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the North Adams Regional Hospital.
Born in North Adams on Dec. 22, 1931, a son of Louis and Margaret Madigan Casuscelli, he graduated with the class of 1951 from Drury High School, where he won the state pole vaulting championship.
A decorated Marine veteran of the Korean War, he received the National Defense Service Medal.
Mr. Casuscelli was employed for more than 25 years by the U.S. Postal Service in North Adams. He also had worked for Berkshire Gas Co. and the former Massachusetts Electric Co. for several years.
He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth's Church and a past commander and longtime member of the Frank R. Stiles Post 125 American Legion. He also was a member of the Berkshire County Deputy Sheriffs Association and a former member of WORMS (We Only Ride Motorcycles Sober.) He enjoyed riding motorcycles and photography.
He was formerly married to Elizabeth Racine.
He leaves two daughters, Karen LaBombard and her husband, Raymond, of North Adams and Anne Reynolds and her husband, Glenn, of Adams; three sons, Michael Casuscelli and his wife, Janet, of Sheldon, Iowa, and Steven Casuscelli and John Casuscelli, both of North Adams; eight grandchildren, Jessica Johnson, Kim Greuel, Brittany LaBombard, Misty Casuscelli, R.J. LaBombard, John Casuscelli Jr., Joshua Casuscelli and Summer Casuscelli and three great-grandchildren Jayden, Jeffrey and Maurice.
He was predeceased by his sisters Elizabeth Casuscelli, Margaret Nadeau, and Margaret Madigan.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Casuscelli will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Full military honors will follow. Burial will take place at a later date.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams. Memorial donations are suggested for the POPCARE through the funeral home.