Carol Vaccaro


Carol Vaccaro, 62, of Circle, died suddenly on Friday, March 21, 2014. 

Mrs. Vaccaro was born in Clinton, Ill., to Charles William and Aldora Lucille Funk Bateson on Sept. 24, 1951. She joined Art, Sharon and Beverly, and later another sister, Shawndra, was adopted. 

She lived in Clinton until she moved to Arizona in 1972. There she met her life companion and loving husband, Joseph Anthony Vaccaro. They married quickly on Oct. 2, 1972. They were married for 35 years when Mr. Vaccaro died on Aug. 23, 2007.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaccaro had four children: Rebecca (Mike Easterbrook) Vaccaro of Circle, and her children Joseph, Andrew (Tammy Leeson), Nicole (Peter) Hunt of Seattle, Melissa (Joshua Nordwall) Vaccaro, Stoney and Hunter Olson all of Circle; David (Juanita) Vaccaro of St. Cloud, Minn., and their children Mason Hastings, Felicia Franks, Tisha (Jonathan) Johnson, Debbera (Adam) Callahan all of South Carolina, Trisha (Anthony Johnson) Cunningham of St. Cloud; Jolena Vaccaro of Circle; and Brandon Vaccaro of Billings. 

Mrs. Vaccaro also is survived by 12 great-grandchildren; will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews in Arizona, Illinois and New York states; and thought highly of Patti Wittkopp PA-C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents, Bill and Aldora Bateson; in-laws, Joe and Florence Vaccaro; brother-in-law, John Vaccaro; sister-in-law, Jane Bateson; and great-niece, Amanda Mosley.

Mrs. Vaccaro will be remembered for her kindness and her “gift of gab.”

No funeral services are planned. A community celebration of Mrs. Vaccaro’s life will be planned at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 372, Circle, MT 59215 or by visiting:

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Circle is in charge of the arrangements.