Carole L. (Lombardi) Barbato

  • Born: September 24, 1936
  • Died: November 23, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

mail@robinsonfuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Carole L. (Lombardi) Barbato, a longtime resident of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her children at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at age 85.

Carole was born in Boston on September 24, 1936, one of three children of the late Joseph Lombardi and Rose (Stevens) Nazzaro. Raised and educated in Chelsea, Carole was married on November 22, 1953 to William Barbato of Everett. As a young couple, Carole and Bill resided in Everett for several years before moving to Melrose where they raised a family of three children.

Carole remained at home while her children were young to raise the family. She dedicated herself to supporting her husband, children, and later her grandchildren. For several years, she owned and operated the ceramics studio, Blue Dolphin Ceramics in Melrose.

As the wife of a US Army veteran, Carole became very involved at Harold O. Young VFW Post #2394 in Melrose. She served as the Ladies Auxiliary President, District 18 Auxiliary President and was a member of the Massachusetts State Color Guard.

With a flair for fun, Carole was a woman who enjoyed life. She loved going shopping, especially for a new pair of shoes or glittery purse. She loved dancing the Jitterbug with Bill, cooking Italian food, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins.

Carole will be deeply missed, but always lovingly remembered as a spunky woman with a creative and fun-loving nature.

Carole was the beloved wife of William R. Barbato with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Edward Barbato and his wife Patricia of Tewksbury, Laura Katsos and her husband James of Peabody, and Gina McGinness of Seabrook, NH. Dear sister of John Nazzaro and his wife Donna, and Steven Nazzaro and his wife Rita, all of Peabody. Cherished grandmother of Brian Barbato, Katie Gonzalez, David Barbato, and Arndria and Sean McGinness. Loving great-grandmother of Cameron, Ellie, Leo, Mason, Penelope, and Kaizer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 9-11am, followed by her Funeral Service at 11am. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Gifts in memory of Carole may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers MA 01923.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I love you....

Posted by Gina    December 03, 2021

Miss you bunches. We drove each other crazy as all mom's and daughters do. I'm really struggling. A sign from would be amazing. I may have seen a few...

Posted by Gina - Family   December 02, 2021

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and may the memories of Mrs. Barbato be a blessing to you all.

Posted by Joe Mulligan - Boston, MA - Coworker   December 01, 2021

Bill, so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Carole. May she rest in peace and comfort.

Posted by Sue Daly - Melrose, MA   November 30, 2021

Bill, you were the most devoted husband you could ever be and should be very proud to hold your head up high for how you were while we worked together at the Boston Redevelopment Authority from 2004 until your retirement a few years ago. Best wishes to you and your family. Peace to lovely Carole.

Posted by Dolores Fazio - Boston, MA - Coworker   November 30, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless

Posted by Janis O'Neil - Friend   November 29, 2021

Mrs Barbato was a very special women. She always made us feel welcome in her home! She always put a smile on my face.. our thoughts and prayers are with the Barbato family. Love Deb and Ken Storti

Posted by Debra Storti - Sandown, NH - Family Friend   November 29, 2021

My sincere condolences and prayers to BillCI and the Barbato Family. I always looked forward to my weekly visits with Carole and we soon became fast friends. I have fond memories of our visits and will always cherish them.

Posted by Judy Higgins - Andover, MA - Friend   November 28, 2021

To describe Carole, so many words come to mind:
Beauty, warmth, wisdom, courage, loyal, generous, inspiring, hilarious with a huge heart.
When there was darkness, She turned on the light.
Carole, Please know how many lives you touched, these words are our present, WE LOVED YOU SO MUCH..

Posted by All the girls from Panache Hair Design - Friend   November 26, 2021

To my BELOVED Carole...
My heart is broken, you will always be in my memories, always. You brought such happiness and laughter in my life and I will cherish them all.
You will always be my second mother and I will miss all the advise and wisdom you gave me, during my life.
I am crushed.
It was a true HONOR to of had you in my life, Carole.
I will FOREVER love and miss you.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one an steal"

Posted by Michele Mugherini - Friend   November 26, 2021

My sincere condolences to her family! Carole was indeed a dedicated member of the Department VFW Auxiliary Color Guard for a short time!

Posted by Norma J Avola - Other   November 26, 2021

So sorry about the passing of Carole I took ceramic lessons from her so much fun thought s and prays are with her family during this difficult time God bless

Posted by Kathy Graham - MELROSE, MA - Friend   November 25, 2021

Forever the life of the party. Until we meet again Nene ❣

Posted by Arndria Mcginness - Grandchild   November 25, 2021

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We will miss you You Witt & kindness will always be with us. Love you Carole

Posted by Steve & Rita Nazzaro - Peabody, MA - Brother   November 24, 2021


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