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“Dear Lou. Just now hearing of Caroline's passing. What a terrible loss for you and your family and many friends. I so appreciated the kindness and...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Tennant. Realtor - Newton, MA

“I enjoyed seeing Caroline every 6 weeks at the Carriage House Salon. She was one of the sweetest clients I had, always upbeat and cheerful, gave...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Janet McRae - Malden, MA

“I met Caroline in 7th grade in New Jersey. We only spent two years together in middle school but I will never forget her; she sat right behind me....Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Ron Rizio - Upper Saddle River, NJ

“To Caroline's family, I was shocked today to hear of Caroline's death. Although we had not seen each other for quite a while, I have an abiding...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Alice Wolf - cambridge, MA

“I had the honor of working with Caroline at United Way and then reconnecting with her when she decided to continue her education via an MBA program....Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Stan Schwartz - Amesbury, MA

“Our sincerest condolences to Carolines family and friends. In our roles in Boston-based community agencies, Leo and I had many opportunities to work...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Leo and Anne Marie Delaney - MA

“Caroline,I will continue to cherish our time as Friends through The Center for Families. You mentored and nurtured so many of us,and over the years,...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Kat Crayton - Leominster, MA

“Just when I might be experiencing a moment of work-related pique, I'd hear Caroline's infectious laugh and all would be well. She was always a...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Carlson - Scituate, MA

“Patricia and Tyler< My heart goes out to you. I do know how painful this is and I send you all my love. Martha ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Martha Goldstein - Malden, MA

“Although we were not an intimate part of Caroline's life, we shared the joys of watching, supporting and loving Lee and Matt as they began their life...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Bernadette and Bob Landry - MA

“I first met Caroline when she was working for the state Office for Children over 20 years ago. Like emany of us, I often quickly size up someone as...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Neal Michaels - Cambridge, MA

“I worked with Caroline many years ago when she was at the Office for Children. She was a terrific advocate, with a warm sunny disposition. She will...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Robin Carton - Somerville, MA

“My sincere sympathy to Lou and the family of Caroline. May she rest in peace. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Dan Walters - Hingham, MA

“Caroline - You were the rare combination of person who lived with integrity, loved big, and had a beautiful smile with humor. I always admired your...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Donna - Cochabamba, Bolivia

“CAROLINE. Sweet girl. Words are not enough to express my profound gratitude to you. You brought deep, exuberant joy and love into my life. You...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Geetha Pai

“Such a good woman... who gave to me and so many others. Will always miss you. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Janet Lawn - Quincy, MA

“Worked with Caroline at her time of giving birth to Tyler. Warm, caring, loving woman who taught me many things. I'm sure she will be missed by her...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“We were devastated to hear originally of Caroline's illness, and the final news saddens us more than we can say. We grew to love and admire Caroline...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Greg & Susan Elliott - Providence, RI

“I'll always remember you as full of fun and with a twinkle in your eye, Caroline. Hard to believe it was so long ago, but we were co-workers,...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Rick Schwartz - Sharon, MA

“I had the pleasure of working with Caroline for a number of years at United Way. She was one of the most talented women I have ever worked with. Her...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Peg Sprague - Boston, MA

“Caroline, the extinguishing of your light makes this world a darker and emptier place. We loved you when you came into our life, when you left us,...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Richard & Maria Ross - Falmouth, MA

“It is so rare to have a friend for over 30 years with whom one can share everything - the good, the bad, the ugly - and know that you are just fully...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Bonnie Steinroeder - Holliston, MA

“We - your family from Germany, are very sad about your untimely death. Our thoughts are with your parents, your husband and your son. You are...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Sabine Vogel - family

“Only really got to know Caroline recently; hadn't seen her since 1990. We began corresponding about our mutual personal and professional passion;...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Wendy Ross Schultz - cousin

“At my sister Marjorie's wedding, Caroline and I sat together with our babies, Tyler and Rachael on our laps; I'm so happy to have a picture of that...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Ross - Wakefield, RI

“Caroline, my sweet wife and dearest friend, you are my one true love. My sorrow is almost unbearable. Thank you for bringing your joy into my life...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Lou Fuoco - Cambridge, MA

“I was so very sorry to hear about the death of Caroline. I got to know her a few years ago when I consulted on a project she was working on at...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Brady - hamilton, MA


Caroline Maria Ross, age 53 of Cambridge passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8th at the Chilton House, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Lou Fuoco and beloved mother of Tyler B. Nuzzola Ross, both also of Cambridge.

The daughter of Richard and Maria (Veith) Ross of Falmouth, Caroline was born in Abington, Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey and Boston.

She graduated from Brookline High School, earned a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Macalester College and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Tufts University.

Caroline dedicated her career to social justice and improving the lives of children and families. She began her professional life as a policy analyst for the Committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs at the Massachusetts State House. Since then, she held many positions including Director of the Center for Families of North Cambridge, Regional Coordinator at the Office for Children and advocate at Cambridge Cares about AIDS. In her most recent position as Vice President at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, she was instrumental in developing and launching the Connected Beginnings Training Institute as well as the Home Visiting Initiative, both of which have been recognized as leading edge models in Massachusetts. During this past year, she was pursuing an MBA at Simmons College.

At the center of her heart was her role as mother to her beloved son, Tyler. She was, above all, a constant, loving presence in all of his endeavors.

She cherished her life in Cambridge with her dear husband, Lou. Together they enjoyed nature, travel, family, World News With Diane Sawyer, Mad Men, The Good Wife and much laughter. She was also an avid gardener.

Caroline is also survived by her former partner, Patricia Nuzzola of Newton, her stepchildren Lee Fuoco of Beverly and Mark Fuoco of Cambridge and many friends and colleagues.

Gifts in her memory may be made to:
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
www.supportunitedway.org

VISITATION
Monday, May 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Concord Funeral Home
74 Belknap Street
Concord, MA 01742

FUNERAL SERVICE
Monday, May 14 at 12:00 noon
Concord Funeral Home
74 Belknap Street
Concord, MA 01742

INTERMENT
Cambridge Cemetery
Coolidge Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord.

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