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Rosario D'Urso

January 24, 1929 — January 6, 2024

Cape Carteret

Rosario D'Urso, 94, of Cape Carteret, North Carolina, formerly of New York, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 9th at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, NC. A graveside service to honor Rosario's life will be held at St. Johns Cemetery in Middle Village, New York, later in the week, with service details to be announced.

Born on January 24, 1929, in Sicily, Italy, Rosario was the son of the late Joseph "Guippe" and Rosaria D'Urso. Rosario enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 1, 1953, serving his country during the Korean War. Rosario's honorable service to his country continued until his discharge on November 30, 1955.

After his time in the military, Rosario pursued a career as a machinist, where he showcased his exceptional skills and dedication. He was known for his ability to fix anything and possessed a remarkable talent for working with his hands.

Rosario will be remembered as a compassionate, loving, and extremely generous man. He enjoyed gardening, always appreciating the fruit of his labor. Living on the coast, Rosario was often found casting his fishing line, enjoying the splendors of a good catch.

Those remaining include his sister, Rosa Costanzo of Apollo Beach, FL; nephews, Frank Messina of Newport, Joe Messina of Lakewood, NJ, Anthony Messina of Levittown, PA, Sebastian Costanzo of Cape City, FL, and Joe Costanzo of Raleigh, NC; and his girlfriend, Eugenia Rudd of Cape Carteret.

In addition to his parents, Rosario was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine D'Urso; sister, Carmella Messina; and brother, Sebastian D'Urso.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rosario D'Urso, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory

2112 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557


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