MILLINOCKET – Hello, my name is Lorraine Caruso. I was born in Millinocket, Aug. 5, 1932, the fourth child of Allan and Jessie (Russell) Picard. After graduation from Stearn’s High School in 1949, I took a job at J.J. Newberry Company. In 1953, I married Francis Caruso, we settled in Little Italy and started a family. As my children got older, I resumed working as a saleslady at W.T. Grant, Woolco and Ames. My greatest pleasure in life was spending time with my family and friends. I enjoyed travel, Sunday afternoon drives, candlepin bowling and going to our family camp on Cedar Lake. I enjoyed time spent at home, especially sitting on my front porch. I say goodbye to my husband of 52 years, Francis Caruso of Millinocket; and my four children, John Caruso and his wife, Susan, of Hampden; Anthony Caruso of Medway; Ann Marie Hoffman of Hampden and Paul Caruso of Topsham; my 10 grandchildren, Patrick and Jaclyn Caruso, Nicole, Kelly and Garrett Caruso, Maria, Jordan and Michaela Hoffman, Angela and Toni Caruso; my brother, John Picard; my sisters, Ann Carter, Rosalie Clark, Priscilla “Diddie” Barker, all of Millinocket and Jane Picard of Northhampton, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. I leave behind my special in-laws, Katherine Caruso, James “Buff” and Jeannette Caruso, Richard and Mary “Gally” Osgood and Lillian Caruso. I was predeceased by my brothers, Allan Picard Jr., Terry Picard; and my sister, Janice Tasker. I lived a very happy and fulfilled life. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at R.L. Bouchard Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial for Lorraine Caruso, who passed away Feb. 7, 2006, will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Donations may be made in my memory to the Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. To leave condolences online, please visit