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Carol J. (Wallace) Generoso

Carol J. (Wallace) Generoso
  • December 26, 1950 - February 14, 2019
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“My deepest sympathy for Mr. Generoso and the family. I had the pleasure of working for him for 5 years and spent quite a bit of time with him and...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Lynne LaFerriere - Ogunquit, ME

“I had the good fortune to have Mrs. G. both freshman and junior year. A wonderful teacher and just a very pleasant woman. Very sad to hear she has...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: T.S. - Hopkinton

“Our sympathies to the family and hope that there's peace and joy in your memories of Carol. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Naomi and David Wilsey - Needham, CO

“Please accept our sympathies. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tony Mangini - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to hear about your Mom Ron. Prayers for your families loss. You guys are in my thoughts ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Lou Messina - South Yarmouth, MA

“Deepest sympathies to Jim and the rest of Carol's family. She was a beautiful person outside and in. I have many happy memories of cousin Carol-...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Tom & Janet Flaherty - Waltham, MA

“Mrs. G was one of the best HHS teachers ever. Even now I frequently channel my inner Mrs G. When editing a paper. She was tough, smart and so kind....Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Carly Lysik Ciarletta - Clinton, MA

“Dear Jim- I just heard of Carol's passing. We haven't seen each other in years, but she was always a bright light for me. You probrably don't know I...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Anthony Giardina - Florence, MA

“I knew Mrs. Generoso as Mrs. Poirier (mid 80's at Hopkinton high). She was one of my favorite teachers even though I never did quite understand all...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Lynne Cool (Dooley) - McCall, ID

“I was a student in Mrs. Generoso's junior year English class at Hopkinton High School in 1997-1998. It was the best high school class I have ever...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Erin Conway Hammill - Framingham, MA

“I had the privilege of having Mrs Generoso as an English teacher at HHS almost 23 years ago. She was one of a kind...the type of teacher that many...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Julie C - Grafton, MA - Student

“Carol & Jim picked us up at the airport in Rome and escorted us to the Villa in Roccalvechhi. Carol deftly helped and humored us as Natalie and Gina...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Generoso Cusano - Medfield, MA

“Jim So very sorry to hear about Carols death Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .May she Rest In Peace .Fondly Chuck and Sheila Lee ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Chuck Sheila Lee - Boston, MA

“Jimmy, so sad to hear this. Carol was my childhood friend growing up in the neighborhood.Lots of good memories. Life is too short.Take care,Carole...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Carol. your courageous spirit, devotion and love to and for your family,and your reputation as a gifted teacher will always be remembered by your...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Peterson - waltham, MA

“Jim and family so sorry for your loss How proud your Mom and Dad are Carol is with them and your Mom is holding her in her arms and they are all...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham

Needham – Mrs. Carol J. (Wallace) Generoso, of Needham, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 68.

Carol was born in Waltham on December 26, 1950, a daughter of the late Edward A. "Buddy" and Patricia L. (Forster) Wallace. She was a 1968 graduate of Waltham High School.

After graduating from Brandeis University in 1972, she began a thirty-five year teaching career. Carol taught English at Waltham High School but spent most of her career at Hopkinton High School. Carol earned a Master's degree in Education from Boston College while teaching in Waltham.

During the 1991/92 school year, Carol was awarded a Fulbright Exchange teaching position in Liverpool, England. Her family lived in England and toured Europe after the school year. After returning home Carol and her family moved to Needham.

Throughout her life Carol enjoyed swimming and was a talented gardener at home. In her youth she played tennis and enjoyed many happy summers with her family in Mattapoisett, Dennis and on Martha's Vineyard.

While Carol enjoyed traveling with her husband, Jim, she also appreciated the time spent at their family cottage at Lake Pawtuckaway in Nottingham, New Hampshire where she found peace, light, and much joy among family members.

Carol leaves her husband, James J. Generoso, Jr.; her children, RJ Poirier (Kathleen) of Needham and Nicole Poirier (Dave Fredette) of Boston; her grandchildren, Austin Poirier and Cameron and Charlotte Elizabeth Fredette and her sister, Billie Jane Swisher of Waltham.

Family and friends will honor and remember Carol's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, February 20th from 5 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at

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