Nicholas Charles Caruso, 19, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, February 7, 2022 in Port Charlotte.
Nicholas was born to Charles and Marilyn Caruso on December 11, 2002 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Nick was in the North Port High School graduating class of 2021. He hoped to pursue a career in Information Technology / Cyber Security. He was working as a manager at Taco Bell in North Port.
Nick always had a passion for music. He played trumpet for eight years, beginning in the fourth grade. He was honored with a selection to the FMEA/FBA All State band, as well as numerous FBA Solo and Ensemble accolades. He played the acoustic and electric guitars, but most importantly, enjoyed listening to and genuinely appreciating the music that touched his heart, inspired his spirit, and brought him peace.
Nick was also an athlete. He played many years of youth soccer and baseball in Charlotte County, as well as playing baseball and weightlifting at North Port High School.
He enjoyed fishing with his friends, his brother, and his Dad. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and driving his car with the top down. Nick truly enjoyed and appreciated any time he was able to spend with his brother, his friends, and his family.
Survivors include his loving parents Chuck and Marilyn Caruso; younger brother Benjamin; grandmothers Carole Bugglin and Eleanor Pittman; Uncle Dave and Uncle Des; Aunt Nancy and Uncle Scott; Aunt Beth; Uncle Steven and Aunt Heidi; Auntie Ellen; and numerous cousins…Chris, Tracy, and Cassidy; Abby and Maddy; Charlene, Shayne, Dylan, Lucas, Travis, and Mason. Nick is also forever bonded with surrogate family Dennis, Jennifer, Kylie, and Weslie Bell.
Preceding him in death were his grandfathers; Charles Caruso Sr., Donald Pittman, and Bob Bugglin.
Visitation will be held 2:00PM-4:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.
A private funeral service will be held in the morning on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte, FL. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). https://namilee.org/get-involved/donate/
A celebration of Nicholas’ life will be held at 5:45 pm, Thursday, February 17th 2022 on the rooftop of the Punta Gorda Public Parking Garage, 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda, FL. If you can, please wear Nick’s favorite color red. If you prefer to sit, bring a chair. This was one of Nick’s favorite places…we will watch the sunset and remember him. All are welcome.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel