Amy Caruso

January 20, 1989 - December 26, 2009

Amelia Frances Weiksnar Caruso, age 20, lifelong resident of Carlisle, died unexpectedly, Saturday, December 26th.

Born in Carlisle on January 20, 1989 she was the beloved daughter of Jeffrey L. Caruso and Melissa M. Weiksnar, both of Carlisle.

She attended Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, Heatherton House School in England, Newton Country Day, Carlisle public schools and graduated from The Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro in 2007.

She attended St. Louis University and most recently was a nursing student at Boston College.

Amy was an enthusiastic runner and an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Philip J. W. Caruso of Cambridge and her sister, Evelyn M. W. Caruso of Chicago, IL, her grandparents, T. Paul and Helen J. Weiksnar of Williamsville, NY, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was also the granddaughter of the late Antonio and Pearl Caruso, formerly of Concord, MA.

A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, December 31st at 10 AM in St. Irene’s Church, 181 East Street, Carlisle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to MSPCA – Angell Methuen, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or to GLRR Youth Development Fund, P. O. Box 1314, Lowell, MA 01852 (Greater Lowell Road Runners).


Prayer Card

In Loving Memory of
Amelia Frances Weiksnar Caruso
January 20, 1989 -
December 26, 2009

God, grant me the
serenity to accept
the things I cannot change,
courage to change
the things I can,
and the wisdom
to know the difference.

Amelia Frances Weiksnar Caruso

A Mass of Christian Burial


Amelia Frances Weiksnar Caruso

January 20,1989 – December 26, 2009

St. Irene Church
Carlisle, Massachusetts

December 31, 2009

Ministers of the Liturgy

Presiding:Reverend William "Jud" Weiksnar
Pallbearers:Tony Caruso
Tony Iacobucci
Ryan Lawson
Harry Mann
Andrew St. Amour
John Joseph Weiksnar
Placing the Pall:Family and Friends
  1st Reading:Christine DeBruzzi
  2nd Reading:Beth & Greg Pinto
Prayers of the Faithful:Janet Fair
Presenting the Gifts:Alicia Deschenes
Mary Gray
Reflections: Maria Gervais
Philip J. W. Caruso
Evelyn M. W. Caruso
Melissa M. Weiksnar
Cantor:Denise Glennon
Organist:Paul Cox
Chorus:St. Irene Church Choir
Following the interment, Amy’s family invites you
to join them for a reception at the:
Colonial Inn
Monument Square
Concord Center

Order of Worship

Opening Rite
Entrance SongHere I am, Lord
Blessing with Holy Water 
Placing of the Baptismal Pall 
Liturgy of the Word
First ReadingProverbs 31
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 23 -
Shepherd Me, O God
Second ReadingRevelation 21
Gospel ReadingMatthew 5
Prayers of the Faithful 
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Presentation of the GiftsLitany of the Saints
The Eucharistic Prayer 
Communion SongBe Not Afraid
MeditationPie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Personal Reflection 
Song of FarewellMay the Choirs of Angels
Recessional HymnPrayer of St. Francis

Gone From My Sight
by Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the
moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length,
she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says,
"There, she is gone" Gone where?
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living
freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says,
"There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
And that is dying...

Dee Funeral Home of Concord