School 08

Margaret Carbo

December 23, 1947 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 74)


Margaret (Maggie) Carbo, born in Middletown December 23, 1947 to Anthony Carbo and Theresa Bauer Carbo, passed peacefully at Middlesex Hospital on April 7, 2022.

Maggie was a Special Education teacher in the Middletown Public Schools for most of her career, having taught in North Haven, Connecticut and Atlanta, Georgia previously. Maggie was the area coordinator for the Special Olympics held at Xavier High School in the late 1970’s, organized the State Winter Games at Powder Ridge and the Wesleyan skating rink and co-chaired the Very Special Arts. She was co-advisor to the junior class with her long time friend, Judy Kalinowski, for many years and loved helping with all of the school functions and dances at Middletown High School.

As well as an avid photographer, Maggie was also a writer of poetry and prose. Many of her poems were set to music by her husband, Lee T. McQuillan, one of which was part of the Grammy competition for classical music in 2018, and two of which were performed by the Middletown High School Chorus with the Hartford Symphony at the Bushnell in Hartford. She loved opera, especially those of Puccini. She used to say, “There are two kinds of opera, Puccini and non-Puccini!”

Maggie loved traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people. Her open house Christmas parties brought her much joy. Maggie never let any of her many physical and medical issues prevent her from entertaining or traveling.  She explored Prague and a good bit of Ireland in her wheelchair, claiming, “I know Prague intimately.” (Most of the streets in Prague are cobblestone.)

Maggie loved young people, especially her many nieces and nephews. She was a strong lover of family. She was the youngest of seven sisters and so enjoyed the times when they were all together. She is survived by her husband, Lee; her sisters Marianne Corona, Teddi Shattuck, and Toni Carbo; a brother-in-law, Jeffry McQuillan and a sister-in-law Leslie Vincent and her husband Donald, many cousins and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Berenice Daddario, Barbara Carbo and Carole Carbo, two brothers-in-law, Emilio (Mim) Daddario and John (Jack) Corona.  Maggie’s cheerful and loving soul will be missed by all.

     There will be a memorial service on July 2nd at 11:00 AM at the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Maggie’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the National MS Society or the Community Foundation of Middlesex County Arts Enrichment Fund. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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Memorial Service
July 2, 2022

11:00 AM
First Church of Christ
190 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457
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