Having lived a life devoted to her family, Carol Ferraiuolo Hall passed away on January 9. She was 87 years old. She now joins her parents Ang and Louie and her brother Frank who preceded her on the journey to fullness of life with God.
Carol is best remembered for her great capacity to love. She never turned anyone away and often would stop to talk with strangers. Her smile, laughter and hugs would light up and warm a room making everyone feel wanted and loved. Generous with gifts, but most outstanding was her enjoyment of cooking and baking for family, neighbors and friends. She deeply understood that food is life and sharing life brings togetherness and cheer.
Carol was born in Colusa, CA in 1933 to Louis and Angelina Ferraiuolo. The strong Italian family bond among relatives made her feel proud and loved. She reminisced about the days in her auntie’s corner market where there was music and dancing. They were members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and she attended its parochial school. She loved spending time with the Sisters in the kitchen washing dishes while aspiring to become a Nun. Carol held close to heart her childhood awe of the Blessed Mother and St. Bernadette, and her relationship with God. She had a happy inner spirit.
In 1952, Carol graduated from Colusa High, attended Yuba College where she as a cheerleader rooted for her brother Frank who was a star athlete. Popular, well-liked she was voted Homecoming Queen. After Yuba she moved to Sacramento with friends and was employed by Shell Oil company as a secretary. While enjoying her new independence she would visit San Francisco “the city” and family in Colusa happily driving her Henry J.
Carol met Bill Hall of Marysville, CA at a birthday party while attending Yuba, and later, in 1957, married when Bill returned from service in the Korean War. They lived in Berkeley while he attended Cal on a GI Bill, and eventually moved their growing family to Willows, CA.
At a turning point in her young family life, it became necessary for Carol to take on two jobs to provide for her children. Several years until retirement, with enthusiasm and unrelenting, she worked clerical jobs including the Federal Land Bank and Golden Pheasant Inn of Willows.
She loved family life and her home, comfortable with a quiet lifestyle. Always expected was the aroma of something cooking. Always during colder weather, a roaring fire blazed and warmed the house. Hearing her grandchildren’s voices call out “Nana!” then greet them with hugs and kisses brought her much joy and purpose. Carol was loving, kind, generous and fun.
She spent her last 20 months at Willows Center, where she was loved and cared for by the healthcare team and staff.
Carol is survived by her children, Bill (Bill), Dana (Rich) Healy, Susan (Steve) Gleason, Karen (Kevin) Konzem; grandchildren Austin, Angela, Michael (Andrea), Nick (Kaitlen), Kristen (Tony), Alex, Andrew, Clare; her great grandchildren Oliver, Agnes, Jack, Emmie and Jace.
A celebration of Carol’s life will be mostly private due to current restricted gatherings.
Donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School, Colusa, CA. ■
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01/27/2021 • WPR #2021-0159