Carole Kiely Acampora

  • Born: December 6, 1941
  • Died: March 31, 2020
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carole Kiely Acampora, a devoted wife and mother, passed peacefully from pancreatic cancer at her home on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Concord, Massachusetts. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Carole was born on December 6, 1941 in Hoboken, New Jersey to Dr. Eugene and Helen (Sheeran) Kiely. She attended The Academy of St. Aloysius for girls located in Jersey City, New Jersey and spent a number of years working in the fashion and retail industries. On January 6, 1967, she married the love of her life, John Louis Acampora Jr., and together they raised four beautiful children.

Carole had a passion for nature. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, walking across the Old North Bridge in Concord, swimming at the Thoreau Club, playing on the beach with her family and enjoying beautiful sunsets. Carole also loved gardening, travelling with family, and writing. Above all, Carole was most energized in this life by her children and grandchildren. She loved her family dearly and showed it every day. She was especially known for her pure kindness towards all, her infectious smile, and her gentle and compassionate spirit.

Carole was preceded in death by her father Eugene, mother Helen, brothers John and Joseph, and granddaughter Grace. She is survived by her husband John of 53 years and their four children and eight grandchildren; daughter Laraine, husband Keith McCormack and their three children – Caitlin, William and Ella – of Wilton, CT; son John and his daughter - Julia - of Westford, MA; daughter Danielle, husband Jason Cannella and their two children - Logan and Lucian - of Ridgefield, CT; and son Brian, wife Corinne and their two children - August and Camille - of Wellesley, MA.

Due to the current restrictions on gathering due to the coronavirus, the Acampora family will defer the funeral services and celebration of Carole's life to a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, the family welcomes memorial donations to:
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10281

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear John and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May Carole's good soul rest eternally in God's loving embrace, and may all her loved her so genuinely, so tenderly, know God's consolation and peace. You all remain in my prayers.

Posted by Steve Dalton - Winthrop, MA - Acquaintance   April 26, 2020

Carol was a beautiful person inside and out. I had the pleasure of being a classmate at ASA. I will always remember her warm and welcoming smile. Deepest condolences to her family.
Janet Gage Vigorito

Posted by Janet Vigorito - Staten Island, NY - Classmate   April 06, 2020

To Carole's family. I am a former classmate of Carole's - ASA59 and remember her as bubbly, enthusiastic, fun and kind. She was always beautiful both inside and out. We pray for peace for Carole and her family and friends.. Sincerely, Adele (Cookie) Kology Gannon

Posted by Adele (Cookie) Kology Gannon - Allenhurst, NJ - Classmate   April 05, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Carol's loved one and may the wonderful memories you hold in your heart bring a semblance of comfort and peace. As a classmate of Carol's in the Academy of St. Aloysius, I can we were all touched by her ever present joyful smile and her beautiful Irish eyes. May she be at Peace.

Posted by Nancy Mehlem - Boston, MA - Classmate   April 05, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Carole, and her family.

Posted by Ann Wright - Maynard, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020


John, John Jr., Brian and the entire Acompora family,
I'm so sorry for your loss of this beautiful soul. I had the honor & pleasure of meeting Carole years ago. She was a beautiful, vibrant person. I'm sure that losing such a presence in the midst of your family has to be devastating. But what a blessing she must have been for all the years you all were bonded in this life. I hope you all can focus on the precious times you had together and wish you all peace.

Posted by George Coufos - Waltham, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020

Terrible loss. Woman of great character. An example to all

Posted by Larry McLernon - SC - Friend   April 03, 2020

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