Carol Margaret Acquistapace

Date of Birth

December 1, 1931

Date of Death

June 17, 2024

Carol was born on December 1, 1931, in Wilmette, Illinois to Lincoln and Estelle Torrey (the sixth of seven children). In 1947 she relocated to Santa Barbara, CA with her parents and younger sister. Carol attended Santa Barbara High School, graduating in 1949. One year at UCSB and graduation from Santa Barbara Business College followed. Carol was married to the love of her life, John Acquistapace, on August 26,1951. They added to their family by giving birth to two sons, Kenneth in 1953 and Barry in 1956.

Following twelve years of being a homemaker, Carol was employed for thirty-one years in various positions in the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, the last thirteen years as Manager of the Elections Division. Retirement in 1993 offered Carol an opportunity to spend time in
areas of personal interest such as traveling and later, contributing to a variety of local volunteer groups.

Carol’s passions included working with and for people, caring for the welfare of her family and her relationship with her pen pal that began in 1961 and has continued since. All her life Carol has had a great appreciation of the beauty of flowers of all kinds. Hobbies included knitting, gardening, and jigsaw puzzles.

On June 17, 2024, Carol passed away. Husband John, mother Estelle, father Lincoln, sisters Ellen, Lynn, Laverne and brothers Richard and Jay preceded her in death. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Barry and many relatives.

Carol was grateful for the care and nurturing support she received from Valle Verde and VNA Hospice. Carol will be missed and remembered for her ability to plan, organize and execute projects. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society,
5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. As requested, no services are planned.


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