Peaceful 09

Carol A. (Holgerson) Ignazio

April 1, 1940 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 80)


Carol A (Holgerson) Ignazio, 80, beloved wife of Vito Ignazio for 60 years, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2021 at the Chestelm Health & Rehabilitation Center in Moodus, CT.

Carol was born April 1, 1940, in Putnam CT the daughter of the late Rufus F. Holgerson, Sr. and Ethel Holgerson Hollis.  Carol graduated from Bulkeley High School in Hartford.  Carol married Vito at St. Mary’s Church in Windsor Locks, CT on July 23, 1960. He survives her.

Carol was a longtime resident of Colchester.  She was employed at G. Fox Department store in Hartford and the Travelers Insurance Company, but her main passion in life and the thing that brought her the most joy was devoting her time to raising her family and being a full time Mom.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family including her Grandchildren, and friends.  She was an important part of their family business The Westchester Firewood Company.

Carol was active in her community as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a member and past Vice President of the Colchester Hayward Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  Carol was a member of St. Andrew Church in Colchester.

Later in life Carol and Vito would enjoy taking their 1929 Model A to various car shows.  Carol also had a fondness for her pets and the world of nature.

In addition to her husband Vito, she is survived by two sons Christopher and his wife Diane Ignazio and Scott Ignazio of Colchester; three grandchildren, Shayne, Cassandra, and Olivia Ignazio of Colchester; daughter in law Stephanie Ignazio of Middletown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her brother Frank Holgerson, and her twin sister Ruth H Allen.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the volunteers and staff at Chesthelm Health & Rehabilitation Center of Moodus for the loving care and compassion they provided to Carol over the past 2 years.

Walkthrough calling hours will be held on Friday, February 12, from 5-7 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester. A chapel service will be held the following day on Saturday, February 13, beginning at 10:30 AM, followed by a chapel service at 11 AM, directly at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Chesthelm Health & Rehabilitation of Moodus CT or Colchester Hayward Fire Department, Old Hartford Road, Colchester CT 06415.

To send flowers to Carol's family, please visit our floral store.


February 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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Funeral Service
February 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Video is available for this event


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, Chicago IL 60601

Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department
52 Old Hartford Road, Colchester CT 06415

Chesthelm Health & Rehabilitation of Moodus CT
534 Town Street, Moodus CT 06469

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