Carol (Nardozza) Rosen, 70, of Andover, MA, passed away peacefully the evening of Feb. 22nd at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with her loving husband of 47 years Barry and daughter, Lindsay (Rosen) Murray, by her side.
Proudly born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Carol was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Tootsie Stone) Nardozza. She was educated in Lawrence until moving to Andover, MA, graduating AHS, class of ’68. She attended University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she met the love of her life, Barry, and graduated with a degree in mathematics. She then received her M. Ed from Lesley University. She taught for 35 years at Lawrence High School, teaching thousands of students the joys of algebra and calculus. After her retirement from LHS, she became adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College teaching statistics.
Her love of the beach gave us the most memorable times, spending endless summers with family and friends filled with love and laughter at Seabrook Beach. She was recognized around Andover for her frequent walks with friends and her daily coffee dates at the Ultimate Perk. But her greatest joy of all was being “Mimi” to her 2 beautiful granddaughters, Brooklyn and Harleigh.
She leaves behind her beloved husband of 47 years, Barry Rosen; the light of her life, daughter Lindsay, her husband Justin Murray, of Andover, and the greatest joys of her life, granddaughters Brooklyn (9) and Harleigh (5); sister Janet Nardozza of Hampton, NH and niece Katie Stewart; brother John Nardozza, his wife Sheila, niece Jessica and nephew Joe of Chester, NH; brother in law Alan Rosen and his wife Annette Bongiorno, nephews Calvin and Casey of Ashland, MA. She is also survived by two of the best friends she could ever ask for: her best friend and “sister" Marylou Grasso; husband Kevin Connors and nieces Emily and Gillian Connors of Andover, MA; and cousin Gail Barry and husband Kevin of Hampstead, NH. She also leaves behind so many amazing family, friends, extended family and former students whom she adored.
A private ceremony will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to a GoFundMe account set up in her honor to help fund further research for the evolving treatment of breast cancer: gofundme.com/f/CarolRosen. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.