Carol Civetta

December 20, 1947April 18, 2021

Carol (Kennedy) Civetta, born December 20, 1947 in Newton, Massachusetts passed away at the age of 73 on April 18, 2020 in Norwood, Massachusetts of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Carol was the beloved wife to Charles Civetta of Norwood for almost 58 years. In 2013 Carol and Charlie renewed their wedding vows for their 50th anniversary celebration surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her children, Lauren Civetta-Simon and her husband Anthony of Millis, MA and Daniel Civetta and his wife Joanne of Burlington, MA.

She was a proud and devoted grandmother to Craig Mugford of Franklin, MA; Nicole Mugford of San Diego, CA; Gabrielle Civetta and Christopher Civetta, both of Burlington, MA as well as her brother Dennis Kennedy of Oregon, many close cousins, nieces, nephews and friends across the world. She also leaves behind her closest friend for more than 50 years, Patricia Flinn McClary of Raleigh, NC.

When Carol wasn’t working her day jobs, she devoted her time to volunteer services to help others. She excelled at arranging fundraising events and family reunions. She was a licensed ombudsman in the state of Massachusetts to monitor senior living establishments. She also poured her efforts into helping United States veterans as well as burn survivors. Carol spent many years researching her family’s history, including travels to Ireland, Italy and Portugal for further research. She loved hosting family reunions and has posted her genealogy findings on Carol was a constant learner, avid reader, politically active and an artist who loved photography, creating paintings, sculptures, jewelry and, of course, gingerbread houses with her grandchildren each Christmas.

Carol loved to attend live performances. She and her daughter spent many years going into Boston’s theater district to see plays, ballets and her favorite, musicals.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to honor her life to one of the organizations close to her heart;, and To donate or learn more about Carol’s rare neurological illness, please visit

Arrangements will be held privately through Gillooly Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, MA.


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Anne Civetta

April 29, 2021

We have all missed Carol for quite some time. She was one of the most resourceful, creative, loving women I have ever known. She laughed and loved easily and often and we, her family and friends, were the recipients of her many talents - art, baking, organizing parties, family research. If there is a heaven, it has just brightened up with her laughter. She will be so missed.

Nicholas civetti

April 26, 2021

I will miss you. I know how much you and Charlie loved each other. RIP.

Marge and CharliE Hill

April 24, 2021

Fond memories of your 50th party and all your genealogy work about our family.
Charlie, sorry for your loss.

Brett Kennedy

April 23, 2021

Aunt Carol was always so nice and thoughtful, and always tried to stay connected to family. Carol never missed sending birthday or Christmas cards, even when I became a young adult and was seemingly hard to reach because I move often. I always sent her thank you letters and even sent hello postcards on occasion so it makes sense in a way how she was able to locate me. I will miss Aunt Carol. She taught me an important lesson - to stay in touch with family even if it's just a holiday card or phone call. Life goes by fast. Im glad you got my last letter a couple weeks ago with photos of our little baby Grace and my family. You knew and I'm sure it brought you much joy.

Aunt Carol is in a better place now and for that we should be happy. We will all cherish our fond memories and the good times until we meet again in the next life. Rest in peace Aunt Carol. Love Brett

Susan Iverson

April 22, 2021

Carol, was beautiful and giving person.. I loved working with her and helping her with her fundraising events... my heart goes out to her family and friends... she will be missed by so many.. 😇

Kathleen Blamire Cardona

April 21, 2021

I am so sorry for this loss. Carol made this world a better place. I worked with and enjoye Carol while we worked at Communicall/Lifeline. She was always a caring and compassionate person. We kept in touch through veterans organizations and events. The world has lost a beautiful human.

Marion Tierney

April 21, 2021

Dear Charlie,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Carol you are on my thoughts and my prayers.
With Sympathy

Courtney Kennedy

April 21, 2021

To my wonderful Auntie who always showed true kindness and love to everyone she ever meet. I cherished every conversation and interaction we ever had. I learned so many amazing things from you about my dad, your parents and our family history. I can never truly thank you for that. You always remembered every birthday/holiday and special event in my life no matter how old I was. Your caring heart and endless love was truly remarkable and something I will always cherish dearly. I like to think I got some of my feistiness and tenacity from you. I wish I had a chance to tell you about our little girl who is due May 2021, you would have been so happy to know about her. You will be missed by so many but you will always live on in so many peoples hearts. Love you Aunt Carol

Kelly Gagnon

April 21, 2021

I worked with Carol for a few short years at Microsense,
but she was a spitfire! She loved sharing stories about her family, and trips to other countries. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Her spaghetti and meatball cupcakes were always a hit!
Thanks for the memories Carol! You will be missed.

Dennis Kennedy

April 21, 2021

You were always a thoughtful, caring and loving person. You will be missed by everyone that has ever known you.

Your brother Dennis.