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“Watched Carson on his first day back to the today show, He spoke so well of my cousin Dick & his mother Pattie, It was a tribute to how he was raised...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Patti Fusco Woods - Irvine, CA

“Please accept my Deepest Sympathies ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME

“My husband and I knew Patty from her annual vacations to Beach Road. It was clear from the start that creating memories for her children and...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ken and Cathy Ross - Dana Point, CA

“Pattie was an amazing woman. Every time we ran into each other at different functions she was always smiling and upbeat. I loved her energy and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Schriefer - Palm Springs, CA

“To the family of Pattie Daly-Caruso, especially Carson on the tToday show. My sincere heartfelt sympathy goes to the family. It's extremely difficult...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Lavinia Henry - Bloomfield, NM

“From the bottom of my heart, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Dick, Quinn and Carson. I was so stunned and saddened when I heard of Pattie...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jan Longshore - Chesterfield, MO

“I met Pattie at different functions and not being a close friend she always had some kind words for me. I was saddened when i heard the news of...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: bette vreede - Palm Desert, CA

“Dearest Pattie: it was a wonderful day in 2011 that Jeff and I met you and Dick on the Crystal Cruise in Montreal. That night in the piano bar was...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Pike - La Quinra, CA

“We will miss you, Aunt Pattie. Even though I lived across the country you always made me feel like you were right next door if ever I wanted to...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Greg Bodnaruk - Philadelphia, PA

“Dick, Quinn, and Carson,Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Patty was one of the classiest ladies I ever knew and she will be greatly...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jay Garacochea Jr - Culver City, CA

“I will miss her beautiful spirit ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Judy & fred Schwartz - LA, CA

“Sincerest condolences for your loss. May precious memories of your dear loved one, and encouraging words such as those found at Psalm 20:1,2 be of...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Mathews Family - Torrance, CA

“Pattie I shall miss you beautiful smiling face and the way it lit up when you spoke of any of your grandchildren. We loved to share our photos of our...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Lokken - Palm Desert, CA

“To the family of Pattie Caruso. May God give all of you the peace that surpasses all understanding in the days and weeks ahead in the death of Pattie...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: BARBARA RUSSELL - CHARLOTTE, NC

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Dear Pattie,What a wonderful, inspiring, educational , happy friend you have been to me always ! I have loved working with you on Valley Views these...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Meg and David Firestone - CA

“I MET & WORKED WITH PATTIE AT FOX TELEVISION IN 1995.SHE WAS SUCH A DELIGHT & A REAL HOOT. SHE ALWAYS SPOKE OF HER SON CARSON WHO WAS A RADIO DJ UP...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Wisbey - PALM SPRINGS, CA


Pattie Daly Caruso was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 28, 1944 and passed away on September 17, 2017 at her home in Palm Desert, California. Pattie was an actress, writer, producer, television/radio host and philanthropist. She had her first radio show, "Pat's Platter Party" on an ABC affiliate at the age of 17. Years later, after graduating from the Pasadena Playhouse, she had her first television show on a FOX affiliate. Shortly afterward, she would meet and marry her first husband, Jim Daly, and together they had two children, daughter Quinn and son Carson. Jim Daly passed away at an early age leaving Pattie to raise their children. Ultimately she met and married Richard Caruso and the family moved from Santa Monica to Palm Desert.

Once in the Coachella Valley, Pattie immersed herself in the local society. She single-handedly launched a local television show called "Valley Views" that covered local events, charities, celebrities and people throughout the Coachella Valley and was broadcast on both cable and local network affiliates. The show ran for over 25 years and was the longest running talk show in the Coachella Valley. She would go on to host many events including "It's Everyone's Fight" for the American Cancer Society and "Holiday Voices" for the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary. She was the spokesperson for the Ronald McDonald House and received the acclaimed National Communicator Award for outstanding programming on "Valley Views." She also founded and chaired "Media Mavens" – Ladies of Radio, Television, Print, PR and Marketing in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area. She also worked as a reporter on CBS Local 2's program, "Eye On The Desert."


Pattie was named "Television Woman of the Year" in 1997, "First Lady of the Desert" in 1998, "Desert Woman of the Year" in 2002 and was honored with the prestigious Athena Award in 2003. She was the recipient of the 2004 Hero Award for her commitment to raising awareness and research for breast cancer. On Mother's Day 2004 she appeared on The Letterman Show and was honored as one of Letterman's "Top Ten Moms." In 2009, Pattie received a Star on the Walk of Stars in downtown Palm Springs. Desert Samaritans also named her "Citizen of the Year." All of Pattie's accomplishments are too numerous to mention but she would tell you her greatest accomplishment was raising her two wonderful children.

She always ended "Valley Views" with this saying – "Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today's a gift and that's why we call it the present…live in the now moment!"

Pattie is survived by her husband Richard Caruso, daughter Quinn, son Carson and many wonderful grandchildren.