, Salem, MA

October 12, 2012

Michael Colarusso, 71

Swampscott — Mr. Michael Colarusso, age 71, of Swampscott, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012. He was the husband of Lia Colarusso, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Italy, he was the son of the late Bellisario and Rosaria Colarusso. He was raised in Italy and came to the United States 50 years ago. He resided in East Boston before moving to Swampscott.

Michael was a hairdresser for 50 years, and for the past 40 years he was the owner of Michael’s House of Elegance on Humphrey Street in Swampscott. He had a beautiful relationship with his many customers, and won numerous awards as a beautician. Michael also enjoyed hunting and skeet shooting and was a member of the Minute Man Sportsman’s Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Michael Colarusso, Jr. of Swampscott and Bellisario Colarusso of Lynn, as well as his grandson Nicholas Michael Colarusso of Swampscott. He was the brother of the late Alba DiCicco and Dora Pepe.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rte. 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott, at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Directions and guest book at