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Carole A. D’Amato

Carole Ann D’Amato, 81, loving sister, aunt, and guardian passed peacefully away, at Hospice of the Fisher Home, on October 4, 2022. Raised in Agawam, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Christine (Lyons) D’Amato.

Carole was educated in Agawam schools and was a graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing in Hartford, CT. After several years of nursing at Providence Hospital in Holyoke, she earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts. Carole taught pediatric nursing at both the University of Connecticut, from where she earned her master’s degree, and Holyoke Community College where, after retiring, she personally funded a kitchen/break-room in the Center for Health Education. Her generosity was boundless. Throughout her life, Carole was a dedicated caregiver, always doing for others.

She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Eleanor Balboni.

Carole is survived by her beloved brothers, Ralph & wife Joan of Sykesville, MD, Bill & wife Theresa of Colchester, VT, Rick & wife Susan of Easton, PA, and Rob & husband Gary of Jupiter, FL, cousin, James D’Amato of Agawam for whom she was guardian. She is also survived by many dear extended family members.

Family and friends are invited to visit Saturday, October 22 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William Street in Springfield. Carole’s Liturgy of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., proceeding to her burial at Springfield Street Cemetery in Feeding Hills.

Being a church service, in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of the Fisher Home, 1165 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002, or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. 

Please visit http://www.TazziniFuneralHome.comfor condolences.

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17 thg 10, 2022

I knew Carole from my time as the director of alumni relations at Holyoke Community College. The alumni nurses were very devoted to the nursing program, and Carole and her fellow nursing faculty members always attended the annual Alumni Nursing Supper. I had the pleasure of seeing alumni, year after year, approach her and express their gratitude for having learned nursing from her. Nursing professors are special people, for they are dedicated to both their profession of nursing and their work as teacher, mentor, and advisor to students and past students. Carole exemplified this dedication, and she also generously provided the funds to create a kitchen and break room in the new Center for Health Education at HCC. She touched…


17 thg 10, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Carole. I worked with Carole back in the 70's on the pediatric unit at Providence Hospital. I loved working with her. She was such a kind and wonderful nurse and friend.

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