Carole Vaccaro

June 10, 1945 - April 15, 2021
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Carole Vaccaro, 75, passed away on April 15, 2021 at Venice Regional Hospital in Venice, FL after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. A Celebration of her life will be held at St. Rita’s Church in Dade City on May 15, 2021 at 9am.

Carole Vaccaro was born on June 10, 1945 in New Haven, CT to Angelina Rose DeLorenzo and Anthony Nicholas DeLorenzo. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and two Masters degrees from Yale University (Art & Teaching in French) and Tulane University (Elementary Education). She married Ralph A. Vaccaro Jr on June 29, 1968. They had 3 children, Suzanne Michelle, Erica Lynn and Christopher Michael. She was a wonderful teacher and taught for over 30 years in New Orleans, LA and Tampa, FL.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph and two of her children, Erica and Chris. She was kind, loyal, protective, intelligent, witty, funny, warm and loving and she was loved by all whose lives she touched. She was the best wife, mother, companion and friend a family could have ever hoped for. She will be missed everyday but will never be gone to those who loved her.

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Born: June 10, 1945
Died: April 15, 2021

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Joseph Waltz posted on 5/3/21

RALPH, we were so very, very, sorry to hear about CAROLE'S passing. She was a great lady and we know you will miss her dearly, as will we. We enjoyed all of our vacations and little get always together. Weather it was our trips to Disney World, St. Augustine, Key West, or on the cruises we took, it was always a pleasure being in her company. She was always ready to go on another trip, she would always say "Let me know when and where we are going next and I'll be there". We loved CAROLE. Please extend our condolences to ERIKA, CHRIS and all your grandchildren and family. You friends Joe and Kathleen Waltz.


Marsha Cohen posted on 4/24/21

Carole, dear Carole - my college friend - whose smile is permanently imprinted in my brain. Who we jokingly called "Ca ROLL ee" -- thereby distinguishing her from the other "Carols" around us. Whose romance with Ralph I loved hearing about, loved sharing the joy of them finding each other. Remember first seeing her engagement ring. And was honored to be in their wedding (to which my parents were graciously invited, making it a lovely day for our family). Then I sadly was introduced to the fact that life brings profound sorrow as well as joy, with the sadness of their loss of their first precious baby. And then life became sweet -- though alas we landed up in far corners of this large country, in the days before social media keeps you in touch. We weren't in touch nearly as much as we should've been -- busy with careers/family. But I always knew she was there; sad to have had only one conversation in recent years, when she was already not well. Wish we'd had more good times together, but I will never forget her. I've talked to your dad -- adding my condolences here to Erica, Christopher, and your children. and all who are mourning Carole -- she was a wonderful person and friend. May her memory always be a blessing.