SARATOGA SPRINGS — Adrienne Iorio Caruso, a life-long resident of Saratoga Springs, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. Adrienne was born on May 30, 1926 in Saratoga Springs, the youngest child of the late Andrew and Josephine Pompay Iorio.
She was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from New York State College for Teachers (now University at Albany).
Adrienne taught briefly at Oppenheim-Ephrathah Central School and Corinth High School. She then taught English at Saratoga Springs High School for 30 years. She loved both teaching and her students.
On June 27, 1953, Adrienne married Carl T. Caruso. Carl passed away February 2, 2001. During their lifetime together, Adrienne and Carl traveled extensively.
Adrienne was very active in civic, educational, state and national affairs. She was a Life Member of the University at Albany Alumni Association and served on the Board of Directors. She was a Life Member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and served on the Executive Committee. She was President of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and served as Saratoga County Director for many years. Adrienne was a Life Member of the American Association of University Women.
She was Treasurer of the Saratoga Springs League of Women Voters and served on the Board of Directors. She was a Charter Member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Saratoga-Wilton Lodge #161 BPOE. She was a Life Member of SPAC. She served on the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Springs City Center Community Volunteers.
Adrienne was also a member of the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs, Friends of the Saratoga Springs Library, Catholic Daughters of America, Court McLaughlin #422 and a former member of the Principessa Elena Women’s Society. She was a communicant of St. Clement’s Church.
In addition to her parents and husband, Adrienne was predeceased by her sisters Mary Louise Fasolino and Raphael Marie DeSorbe, her brother Vincent Iorio and her nephew Dr. Andrew F. Iorio.
Survivors include her cherished nieces and nephews and their families: Gelsomina and (Thomas) Hubbard; Julie Rapelje and children Jessi and Cameron; Dr. Cheryl and (Patrick) Champ; Melissa and (Sanford) Doyle and daughter Caitlin; Patrick and (Jamie) Iorio and son Andrew; Dr. Brian and (Barbara) DeSorbe; Debra and (Michael) McKeever and children Sarah, Jassamine, Tom and Adriana; Jennifer Iorio Taddeo (Tom) and children Lexi Iorio and Ava Taddeo.
Calling hours will be held at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 12 - 1 p.m. A service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with burial immediately following at the St Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave, Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com