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Official Obituary of

Carol A. (Chapin) Serrilla

March 25, 2024

Carol Serrilla Obituary

Carol A. Serrilla (née Chapin), a cherished pillar of her community and a beacon of faith and love, passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on March 25, 2024. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Carol's life was a testament to the power of kindness, generosity, and unwavering devotion to her family and faith.

Raised in Dorchester, Carol was a proud alumna of Girls High School in Dorchester, where she formed lifelong friendships and laid the foundation for her future achievements. After graduation, she embarked on a career at State Street Bank in Quincy, where she dedicated 15 years of service as a Data Entry Administrator. Her work ethic and commitment to excellence were evident in all she did, earning her the respect and admiration of her colleagues.

Carol's life was enriched by love and family. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Serrilla, Jr., and together they created a legacy of love that continued to flourish through their children and descendants. She was a loving mother to Linda C. Shweiri of Halifax, Carol Ann Prance of W. Bridgewater, Rita Marie Paglicco of Bradenton, FL, Joseph F. Serrilla III of Brockton, and Dorothy Williamson of Nova Scotia. Her love and guidance shaped the lives of her 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, who will carry forward her spirit and values. The family fondly remembers Carol's generosity and nurturing nature, traits that deeply enriched their lives. She was predeceased by her great-grandson Eric Bigham, whose memory she held close to her heart.

A longtime and active parishioner of St. Ann Church in Wollaston, Carol's faith was central to her life. She was an integral member of the St. Ann Church Mariann’s and Bowling League, where her presence was a source of joy and camaraderie. Her commitment to her faith community was unwavering, and her contributions were felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Carol's interests and hobbies reflected her zest for life and her love for the simple pleasures. A regular at Twin River Casino, she found excitement and enjoyment in the lively atmosphere. Back at home, she could often be found on her back deck, contentedly watching the animals and taking in the beauty of nature. This connection to the world around her was a hallmark of her character.

Those who knew Carol will remember her as faith-filled, generous, and loving. Her warm smile and open heart made her a friend to many, and her legacy of kindness is one that will continue to inspire. She had the remarkable ability to make those around her feel valued and loved, a gift that will be dearly missed.

As we bid farewell to Carol A. Serrilla, we celebrate a life beautifully lived and a soul that touched countless others. Her memory will be cherished and honored by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Carol's spirit will live on through the love she shared and the lives she touched, a reminder of the enduring power of a generous and loving heart.

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Tuesday April 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church, Wollaston Wednesday morning April 3rd at 10:00.  Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy.   

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