Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — John M. Colarusso, 73, of Moultonborough, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Concord, NH, on September 17, 1939, he was the son of Michael J. and Doris (Morgan) Colarusso.
In his life he worked as a cable splicer and lineman for the New England Telephone Co., he was a member of the Local I.B.E.W. union.
John was active in the greater Moultonborough communities, serving as president of Winnipesaukee Sportsman Club, a founding member of the Moultonborough Youth Athletic Assoc., he coached many youth sports teams in the area from baseball, basketball, soccer, and Pop Warner Football. In 1989 he saved a women's life that was involved in a car accident and received a commendation from Gov. Judd Gregg and the Telephone Co. President Citation. He was a communicant of St. Charles – Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith.
John was a talented antique tractor restorer, and was a member of many tractor clubs throughout the northeast. He was an avid gardener and stone worker.
He is predeceased by his sister, Carmella A. Colarusso
John is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary (McCormack) Colarusso, of Moultonborough; five children, Michael Colarusso and fiancé Twila, of Tamworth, John Colarusso, of Lewiston, ME, Ann Colarusso, of Moultonborough, Matthew Colarusso and wife Theresa, of N. Reading, MA, Jean Colarusso and fiancé Andy, of Gilmanton; four grandchildren, Anna, of Calistoga, CA, John, of Moultonborough, Taygen and Mason, of N. Reading, MA
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s memory to the Town of Moultonborough Visiting Nurse Service, PO Box 138, Moultonborough, NH 03254 or to the town of Moultonborough’s Fire and Rescue Department.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00pm through 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at St. Charles – Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Rte. 25, Meredith at 11:00 am. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., Pastor will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Middleneck Cemetery, Moultonborough.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view John's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com