Carol A. (Spadorcia) Powers
July 9, 2016

Carol A. (Spadorcia) Powers, 78, of Quincy and Falmouth, MA passed away on Saturday, July 9th, peacefully, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer with her family by her side.  Beloved wife of John B. Powers for 58 years and loving mother of John M. Powers of Florida, Kathleen Powell and her husband Robert of Marblehead, Debra Infascelli and her husband Steven of Norwell and Nancy Bridges and her husband Mike of West Falmouth.  Carol is the proud grandmother (Nannie) of 6 grandchildren: Sean and Brendan Powell, Matthew and Andrew Infascelli and Julie and Charlotte Bridges.  

Carol was born in Quincy and raised on ‘Spadorcia Hill’ by a large Italian family surrounded with traditional food, music and love.  Her memories of her childhood never wavered and she often shared stories with her own children of her life on ‘The Hill.'

Daughter of the late Alfred Spadorcia and Virginia (Bowen) Spadorcia and devoted sister of Virginia (Pudgie) Keefe of Quincy, Albert Spadorcia of Abington, Alfred Spadorcia of Florida, Sharon Schmitz of Marshfield and the late William Spadorcia.  Carol was proud of her heritage and her Spadorcia name.

A graduate of Quincy High School Class of 1956, Carol worked for many years at Remick’s Department Store and at Quincy Public Schools for over 20 years as a school secretary, retiring in 1998 from the Amelio Della Chiesa Elementary School.  She loved her job, celebrating with the Birthday Girls, practicing yoga, taking long walks and she was also devoted to her Catholic religion.

In addition to her own children, her greatest gift in life was her 6 grandchildren. It was ‘Nannie’s Pond’ in Falmouth where they enjoyed endless Cape Cod summers and sleepovers. There for every birth, birthday, sporting event, graduation and play, she never missed a moment to share in their joy and achievements.  Nothing made Nannie happier than being with her grandchildren.

Her last days were spent smiling, listening to music and dancing.  It gives us all peace to know that music, love and laughter are guaranteed in heaven.  Nannie will be missed but her memory will live through her children and her beautiful grandchildren, forever grateful for her love.  

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at St. John The Baptist Church School St in Quincy.  Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend.  Visiting hours Thursday 4:00-8:00pm at Bolea Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy.  Burial will be at Blue Hills Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer’s Association and the Norwell VNA at 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061. 


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