Carole passed away at home, with her cat Alice and her loving daughter, Sarah Fitzpatrick by her side. It was a beautiful night. Carole had just finished watching the Boston Red Sox on television and listening to a Frank Sinatra CD. What Carole loved most was being in her home on the ocean.
She was born in Concord, N.H. and graduated from Penacook High School where she met her best friend Jane Johnson and Wayne Carter. After high school she attended The University Of New Hampshire where she received her degree in Social Work. She later got her masters degree in education and taught first grade Ayers/Ryal Side School.
Carole had followed her cousin, Barbara Bridges Elliot to Cape Ann where she and her husband, John Michael Fitzpatrick raised their daughter, Sarah on Magnolia Beach. Carole spent every summer on that beach, were she made her lifelong friends of 50 years, who will miss her dearly.
Carole enjoyed The Cape Ann Symphony and The North Shore Music Theatre. She also could be found playing Bridge three times a week, where she proudly became a Life Master. Carole always said, "If you play bridge, you will always have friends." Carole could also be found, cooking breakfast The Adventure Schooner. Carole received an award for restoring historical burial grounds from The Historical Burial Grounds Commission.
She always said some of her best memories were traveling to Africa, Russia and Italy. Her great escape in the winter time was traveling to Mexico. If you find yourself traveling, raise your glass to my mom. There was nothing she loved more than adventure.
You always knew when she walked into a room with her wit, sense of humor and larger than life personality.
Carole always said that she was the last one remaining in her immediate family. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Beatrice Hewitt Vitagliano, Robert Anthony Vitagliano and her brother, Robert "Bobby" Vitagliano. Carole said to her brother, "we made a great team."
She leaves behind, her daughter, Sarah Hewitt Fitzpatrick, whom she often said she loved more than anyone in the world and her cat, Alice.
May she find a great Bridge game in heaven.
Celebration Of Life will be held on July 1, 2017 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., Gloucester, MA.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. sharp.
Donations can be made in memory of Carole Carlson:
Published on  June 20, 2017