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Carol Hurley passes at 78

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On February 13, 2024, longtime Hopkinton resident Carol Hurley passed away at the age of 78, surrounded by her family. Ms. Hurley was a resident of Hopkinton for more than three decades, most recently retiring to the East Dennis area of Cape Cod.

She was well-known in Hopkinton as a hard-working real estate agent and an active member of St. John the Evangelist church.

As a young woman, Carol was active in sports, including gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Starting in high school, Carol worked as a lifeguard at the Holyoke swimming pool. It is there she met her husband of 56 years, Jack Hurley. Upon graduation at Holyoke high school, Ms. Hurley attended Holyoke Community College, earning her Associates degree.

Carol & Jack were married on Sept 2, 1967. In 1970, the couple relocated to Bellingham and welcomed their first child, Colleen, followed by daughter Carrie and son Sean. By 1980 the Hurley’s had moved to Hopkinton in search of a bigger home.

The Hurley’s on their wedding day in 1967

Ms. Hurley was a dedicated homemaker while raising her young children. As the children grew older, she re-entered the workforce, first as an Executive Assistant followed by a 30-year career in real estate where she excelled as an agent. Carol loved helping people find their dream home and continued to work long after her retirement.

Ms. Hurley was an active volunteer. She generously dedicated her time to the United Way, the Women’s Club of Bellingham, and served as both a Lector and on the Finance Committee at St. John’s church.

Carol Ann Mosakewicz was born January 9, 1946 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the second of two children to Felix and Veronica Mosakewicz née Bockno. She is survived by her husband John “Jack” Hurley, brother Felix “Butch” Mosakewicz of Woodbridge, Virginia, daughter Colleen Rolph of Duxbury, Carrie Hurley White and son in-law Jonathan White of Hopkinton, and son Sean Hurley of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Ms. Hurley also leaves behind grandchildren Everett and Kinsley Rolph, Cassandra and Veronica White, and several nieces and nephews. 

Carol was devoted to her four grandchildren

Carol had many passions routed in her artistic and nurturing abilities. She was an avid gardener, animal lover, and accomplished cook. Family was always first for Carol, and she never missed a moment to celebrate her grandchildren and pass on cherished traditions like making pierogis and celebrating Wigilia on Christmas Eve.

“She was the Rose Kennedy of the Hurley family,” said Jack. “She was the glue that kept it all together.”

Calling hours for Ms. Hurley will be held on Friday, February 23 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Doane Beal & Ames in South Dennis. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harwich, followed by lunch at Encore Bistro and Bar in Dennis. All are welcome to join and celebrate Carol’s life. Donations in Carol’s name can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston

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  1. “Mrs. H” was the best. For those who hadn’t met her, attribute it to your loss. All 3 of her children have significant impact in my life. Her oldest, Colleen, was a classmate and friend of mine for 45 years. Her middle daughter, Carrie and her husband Jon, have been friends of mine for a long time and the youngest, Sean, is a very close friend and has been for 35 years. The character and moral compass that they all were taught was second to none. Rest easy, Mrs. H. The legacy you left is one that we all should strive for when our time on earth has come to an end.

  2. RIP Carol and my condolences to your family. Carrie spent many hour at my home with Marianne and lots of time on the Basketball Court together. Rest well and say hello to my SKIP.

  3. Sad to hear of carol’s passing .
    Carol was a longtime friend & always a strong dutiful my shop for years .
    Both being longtime residents of Hopkinton & bringing our families up in the same schools .
    I had the pleasure of k owing her children & grandchildren.
    You will be missed my friend ❤️


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