Carol A. Antico of Waltham, passed away unexpectedly early Monday afternoon, November 19, 2012 in the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 79. Born on January 10, 1933 in Waltham she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Williams) LeBlanc. Carol was a lifelong resident of Waltham. Carol graduated from Saint Marys High School in Waltham in the Class of 1950. She furthered her education at Framingham State College majoring in History. While attending Framingham State College, Carol met her future husband Anthony Antico. In 1954 the two were married and together they would raise a family of eight children. Carols central focus in life er family. They were married for 57 years. Carol's love of music, history, and most especially for theater was expressed in her supportive interest in the Reagle Players of Waltham. As a young woman she performed with the big band sounds at the Kimball Starlight Ballroom and the Totem Pole. Carol's caring spirit for her family and friends revealed itself in her exceptional talent when she entertained at home and possessed a remarkable knack for organizing events and parties. Those who knew Carol would describe her as outgoing with a great sense of humor. In recent years, Carol looked forward to spending her Saturday evenings with lifelong friends playing card games and socializing in the comfort of her lovely home. She had a unique and extraordinary talent for architectural design and that was expressed in her magnificently beautiful home that was warm and welcoming to everyone. Her home exemplified what mattered to her in her life as it reflected her love and devotion to her family. As a lifelong resident of Waltham, Carol took great pride in her community involvement. She was on the Board of Trustees for the Reagle Players in Waltham, the Hearing & Speech Foundation of Massachusetts, a Board Member of the Walter E. Fernald State School and also the Perkins Institute for the Blind, a contributing member of the March of Dimes Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens (G.W.A.R.C.), the Cardinal Cushing Centers, and a benefactor to numerous local athletic and charitable organizations. She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years Anthony J. Junie Antico, her devoted children Diane and her husband Dave Devane, Jill Antico, Jane Mula and son-in-law Vinny Mula, Stacie and husband Stephen Cusano, Jennifer and husband Dave Vitone all of Waltham, John Antico and Kathy Cook of Concord, Anthony Antico III and wife Sandra, and Jacqueline and husband Vinny Pizzi of Wayland, cherished grandmother "Tootsie" to David Devane and his wife Lauren, John Devane, Matthew and Olivia Russo, Alison and Anthony Mula, Anthony IV, Arielle, Austin, and Addison Antico, Stephen and Michael Cusano, Alexandra and Victoria Antico, Lauren, Leanne and DJ Vitone, Vinny II and Andrew Pizzi, and great grandmother Tootsie to Caroline Devane, dear sister of Gloria DeFlice of Lexington, Beverly and her husband John Kenny of Leominster, Linda and her husband Ken Freda of Waltham, and sister-in-law to Anne Parisi of Jupiter, Florida, Louis and his wife Yolanda Antico of Boca Raton, Florida. In addition she is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and devoted friends. Sister of the late Patricia LaFrance-Gavel and sister-in-law of late Dominic DeFlice, Charles Parisi and John Antico. Relatives & Friends were respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Carols Life at Saint Marys Church, 145 School St., Waltham on Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 a.m. Committal Ceremonies followed at Mt. Feake Cemetery in Waltham. In Lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Carols memory to the Reagle Players, 617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA 02452. The Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels of WALTHAM assisted the Antico Family with arrangements.
Published in Waltham News Tribune from Nov. 23 to Dec. 7, 2012