Formerly of Somerville and Toms River
Born in Campobasso, Italy on January 28, 1933, Ennio A. Cartoccio entered peacefully into eternal rest on May 28, 2016 at the age of 83. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, he resided in Somerville for 43 years with his late wife of 54 years, Vincenza before retiring to Toms River in 2004.
Since immigrating to the United States in 1954 with his wife and eldest daughter, Ennio established a successful hair salon for 4o years. Once his other three children were born, he and his family would spend many summers traveling to their home in Virginia, countless camping trips in their motor home, as well as trips to the beach and Atlantic City.
Ennio was a fan of fishing and fixing most anything. If he was not in his salon, you could find him in his wood shop building one of his beautiful carousels or painting. In the summer months you could finds him in his garden with his wife, Enza, planting tomatoes for jarring.
Above all, Ennio loved his family. This was most evident in the many dinners around the family table where he would tell stories of years passed and play games or cards with his grandchildren. Christmas Eve was among the most important of these gatherings. These were cherished times for Ennio and his wife.
Once retiring in 2004, he and his loving wife would travel to one of their most favorite spots, the boardwalks of Atlantic city. They would go to shows or just lay on the beach together, and sometimes enjoy little day trips. They would have weekly card night with new friends they met during their time in Toms River, and they truly cherished those new friends as well as old friends that they had never forgotten over the years.
Ennio is preceded by his parents and siblings, his loving wife Vincenza, and his eldest daughter Mara Michinski. He is survived by daughter Anna Maria and husband Jamal Hanna, sons Ennio Cartoccio and wife Susan, Michael and girlfriend Denise, as well as his eight grandchildren, Alexandra, Jamal, David, Jessica (Cartoccio) McCarthy and husband Mike, Ennio Jr., Elaine, Michael and Christina as well as his great-grandson Michael.
Ennio lived a wonderfully abundant life surrounded by a loving wife and children, adoring grandchildren and countless blessings of family and friends, they all loved him and will miss him dearly.
Visiting hours from 5pm-9pm on Thursday (Today), June 2 at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30am on Friday, June 3, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Entombment to follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater.