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Carol Hurley, 78

by | Feb 21, 2024 | Obituaries

Carol Hurley

Carol Hurley

On Feb. 13, longtime Hopkinton resident Carol Hurley passed away at the age of 78, surrounded by her family. Ms. Hurley was a resident of Hopkinton for more than three decades, most recently retiring to the East Dennis area of Cape Cod.

She was well-known in Hopkinton as a hard-working real estate agent and an active member of St. John the Evangelist church.

As a young woman, Carol was active in sports, including gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Starting in high school, Carol worked as a lifeguard at the Holyoke swimming pool. It is there she met her husband of 56 years, Jack Hurley. Upon graduation from Holyoke High School, Ms. Hurley attended Holyoke Community College, earning her associates degree.

Carol and Jack were married on Sept. 2, 1967. In 1970, the couple relocated to Bellingham and welcomed their first child, Colleen, followed by daughter Carrie and son Sean. By 1980, the Hurleys had moved to Hopkinton in search of a bigger home.

Ms. Hurley was a dedicated homemaker while raising her young children. As the children grew older, she re-entered the workforce, first as an executive assistant, followed by a 30-year career in real estate, where she excelled as an agent. Carol loved helping people find their dream home and continued to work long after her retirement.

Ms. Hurley was an active volunteer. She generously dedicated her time to the United Way and the Women’s Club of Bellingham, and served as both a lector and on the Finance Committee at St. John’s church.

Carol Ann Mosakewicz was born Jan. 9, 1946, in Holyoke, the second of two children to Felix and Veronica Mosakewicz (née Bockno). She is survived by her husband, John “Jack” Hurley, brother Felix “Butch” Mosakewicz of Woodbridge, Virginia, daughter Colleen Rolph of Duxbury, Carrie Hurley White and son-in-law Jonathan White of Hopkinton, and son Sean Hurley of Rehoboth. Ms. Hurley also leaves behind grandchildren Everett and Kinsley Rolph, Cassandra and Veronica White, and several nieces and nephews.

Carol had many passions routed in her artistic and nurturing abilities. She was an avid gardener, animal lover and accomplished cook. Family was always first for Carol, and she never missed a moment to celebrate her grandchildren and pass on cherished traditions like making pierogis and celebrating Wigilia on Christmas Eve.

“She was the Rose Kennedy of the Hurley family,” said Jack. “She was the glue that kept it all together.”

Calling hours for Ms. Hurley will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, from 3-7 p.m. at Doane Beal & Ames in South Dennis. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harwich, followed by lunch at Encore Bistro and Bar in Dennis. All are welcome to join and celebrate Carol’s life. Donations in Carol’s name can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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