On October 3rd, Carol Fugazzi Arroyo received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from Goddard House, the Assisted Living and Memory Support Community that she calls home. Staff and family members participated in the award ceremony that highlighted Carol’s life story and personal achievements.
Born in Washington, D.C., Carol was always interested in languages, becoming fluent in Italian and Spanish and studying Foreign Service at Georgetown University. While studying Spanish in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she met future husband Jorge Arroyo, whom she raised three children with. Carol’s interest in Spanish also led her to a career as a Federal Court Interpreter. She lived in the Back Bay area of Boston on and off for years until moving to Goddard House in 2017. These days, Carol enjoys reading, cinema and art, and is exceedingly proud of her four grandchildren.
Carolyn Sandel, Goddard House’s Executive Director, explained the Lifetime Achievement Award by saying “The award celebrates Carol’s rich life history and lifelong accomplishments. Too many seniors in our society become anonymous even to their own neighbors, but at Goddard we make it a point to learn all we can about residents and their families, and to highlight what makes them special.”