Carol Ann Millar Bonazzoli of Hopkinton passed away peacefully on Feb. 9 following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.
Carol was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Framingham, where she grew up and also raised her family. Carol’s daughters fondly remember their mom’s love of gardening, cross-stitch, cooking, entertaining and getting together with friends. They enjoyed many vacations and summers in their backyard pools as a family with their mom and dad. From Cape Cod and the Connecticut shore, to the coast of Maine and the Lakes of New Hampshire, Carol shared fun times with good friends.
After the sudden passing of her first husband, John, in 1988, Carol was introduced to her second husband, Fred. They shared a mutual love of traveling and experienced many wonderful trips together all over the world. When Carol and Fred were not traveling, she loved hosting family holidays and gatherings, especially having her many grandchildren over to swim at their pool in Hopkinton. Carol spent her winters with Fred in Captiva, Florida, where she loved to take walks and collect shells. She was very proud of her hole-in-one at the South Seas golf course!
Carol was predeceased by her first husband, John B. Millar. She is survived by her husband, Alfred F. Bonazzoli. Carol also leaves behind daughter Kim Winer and husband William, daughter Karen Hutchinson and husband Alan, daughter Kristin Brigham, and daughter Kathleen Reynolds and husband Paul. In addition to her daughters and her stepchildren, Carol leaves behind 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A small private graveside service was planned for family members only. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org).
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