Carmine Michael SiracuseDecember 18, 1921 ~ April 21, 2017 (age 95)
Carmine Michael Siracuse, of East Hampton, affectionately known as "Nutchie", went home to Heaven peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 95. In his passing, he was reunited with his beloved wife, Catherine; parents, siblings and other loved ones that had gone before. Born Dec. 18, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, he was one of the ten children of the late Giuseppe and Philomena Siracuse and the "glue" of the family. Carmine served proudly with the United States Army as a Radio Operator during World War II. For many years, he worked on the docks of the Brooklyn waterfront as a longshoreman and later as a Dock Boss before his retirement. He wed the love of his life, the former Catherine Burke on June 30, 1956 and at the same time welcomed into his heart her daughter, Winifred, whom he raised and loved as his own. The couple shared 43 years of marriage before she predeceased him on Jan. 7, 2000. Carmine lovingly cared for her always, especially during her final illness. In later years, they moved from New York to Connecticut to be closer to Winnie. Carmine was still able to enjoy the water from their home on Lake Pocotopaug and made many dear friends in the area. He leaves to mourn his loss but cherish his memory his daughter, Winnie Siracuse Standish and her husband, Don of Colchester; two grandchildren, Melissa Dudzic and her husband, Robert of Colchester and Michael Standish of Stamford; two great grandchildren, Rexford and Emily Dudzic; his sister, Anna DiGiovanni of New Milford, NJ; and numerous extended family and friends. Carmine was laid to rest with his late wife in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY shortly after his passing. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be observed 1 PM Friday, May 19th at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The family will receive guests starting at 11 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675