WILMINGTON, MA — Carol A. Barrasso (Costa), age 76, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2018, at the Winchester Hospital.
Carol was born on October 8, 1942 in Somerville, MA; she was the cherished only daughter to the late Angelo and Eleanor Costa. Carol was raised and educated in Somerville; she was very proud of her “Somerville roots” and she in turn raised her own family there.
Carol married the “love of her life” Eddie Barrasso on June 2, 1963; together they raised a loving family and made many wonderful memories to be shared for generations to come. Carol was very devoted to her family; she was a wonderful wife and mother and a very special “Gram” to her grandchildren who she adored. In 2001, Carol and Eddie moved to Wilmington to be closer to their children and grandchildren; they always looked forward to spending time with them and sharing in their life’s special moments.
Carol enjoyed being with her family in friends; whether it was “hanging out” at the beach or traveling to Europe, Hawaii, or “the islands”; everyone always had a great time when they were with her.
Prior to retiring, Carol was employed as a Client Service Representative for the Unisys Company for many years. Carol enjoyed her job and was very good at it; she had a great personality along with terrific people skills all attributes which made her successful in her field.
In her spare time, Carol, was known to be a competitive bowler, an avid Bingo player and a fierce shopper. These were all hobbies that Carol really enjoyed with her family as well as her friends.
Carol was quite a lady who showered others with kindness and care; she always “had your back” no matter the situation. Carol loved her family and friends with all her heart and she will truly be missed.
Carol was the beloved wife of Edward R. Barrasso, devoted mother of Edward R. Barrasso, Jr. & his wife Winifred and Terri Gemellaro & her partner Kevin Burke all of Wilmington. Loving “Gram” of Edward R. III, Emily & Meghan Barrasso and Alliy & Tori Gemellaro. Cherished daughter of the late Angelo and Eleanor (Mooney) Costa, dear sister of the late David, Charles and William Costa. Carol is survived by her nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, December 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, December 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Donations in Carol’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 DAnny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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