Carol Ann Quintiliani

November 13, 1939April 10, 2021

Carol Ann (Cocco) Quintiliani, of Norwood, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham at the age of 81. Born on November 13, 1939, in Waltham, she was the daughter of the late Dominic Cocco and Lucy M. (Sullo) Cocco. Carol was raised and educated in Waltham and resided in Watertown briefly before moving to Newton, where she resided for 34 years. In 1999, she moved to Norwood and has been a resident ever since. The family enjoyed spending many summers at their home in Centerville, Craigville Beach, on Cape Cod. A graduate of Waltham High School with the Class of 1956, Carol furthered her education at Burdett College in Boston. She was employed as a Paralegal early in her career, then assisted her husband in the family business "C&D Contracting". After years in the family business, she became a Teacher's aide for Newton Public Schools and was instrumental in the development of their bi-lingual educational program. In 1998, she retired after 25 years of dedicated service to the city and children of Newton. Throughout these years, she had various bookkeeping responsibilities and was especially proud of her work with the progressive all women’s team at “760 Associates”.

After retirement, Carol was active as a poll worker for the Town of Norwood and devoted her time to others helping at the Norwood Senior Center. She volunteered her time and energy, and participated in everything and anything she could with regard to the Senior Center. She was a social butterfly around others. Carol enjoyed Yoga, line dancing, tap dancing, reading, and playing games, especially "Mahjong". She loved bowling and had been involved in numerous leagues. She spent time traveling with family and friends and loved her occasional trips to the casino and playing the slot machines. Family was always the most important aspect of her life. She treasured the moments spent with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Domenic Quintiliani, in 2013. Carol is survived by her devoted and loving children: Ronald Quintiliani and his wife Susan of Mansfield, David Quintiliani and his partner Wendy Spina of Canton, Domenic Quintiliani Jr. and his wife Krista of Avon, and Melissa Holm and her husband Erik of Medfield; her cherished grandchildren: Brianna, Adrianna, Nicole, Alicia, Madelyn, Isabella, Tyler, Kaitlin, Alex, Benjamin and Hallie; her aunt Linda Rodrigues; and her special friend Norm Longval. In addition, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, close and dear friends, all who will miss her dearly.

Predeceased by her dear sisters Donna Sutton, Lucille Fortin and Diane Flanagan. Due to attendance restrictions, the Mass of Christian Burial and interment at Highland Cemetery, Norwood, will be private. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visitation from 3-7PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Carol's memory to the Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St, Norwood, MA, 02062, or the Scleroderma Foundation New England (or SFNE) to 462 Boston Street, Suite 1-1, Topsfield, MA, 01983.



  • Visitation at Gillooly Funeral Home

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021


  • Due to covid restrictions Funeral Mass and Interment are private


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Janice DeCosta

April 13, 2021

Carol was my cousin and five years older then me,growing up with her,Lucille,Diane&Donna was fun,the sleepovers in Waltham i will never forget.Rest in peace.Until we meet again.

Trish Monahan

April 13, 2021

We love you Carol, we'll miss you forever. With love from the staff at the Norwood Senior Center.

Frances Elwellventura

April 13, 2021

I’ll always remember and cherish the memories and happy times we had by being friends.
God Bless you- Gone, but not ever forgotten.

Deana Sheppard

April 13, 2021

My condolences to all of my family.
I am going to miss playing word's with friends with you Carol.
Fly high and give all of our lived ones you see big hugs and kisses
Deana (DeCosta) Sheppard

Nancy Falco

April 13, 2021

Ron and family, our prayers and deepest condolences go out to you all at this heart wrenching time. May you find strength and comfort in each other, as well as those around you. Over time, may God heal your hearts, and allow the cherished memories of your time with your Mom to bring you peace and help you smile again. Love to you all! Mark, Nancy, Cara, Amanda and Aimee Falco