Caroline Colarusso was born and raised in Boston’s North End. As a young girl she attended Saint John’s Elementary School, then Julie Billiart High School before graduating Magna Cum Laude from Emmanuel College in Boston. Caroline is a passionate advocate for early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease as she cared for her late mother Rose who suffered from a rare form of the disease.
Caroline is community volunteer, professional manager, and a dedicated public servant. Most importantly, she is a devoted mother, and wife. She is married to her husband Joe also from the North End and they have three adult sons.
For nearly three decades, Caroline has lived in Stoneham Massachusetts where she and her husband raised their children. Caroline has been very active within her community, she believes in giving back. Caroline served as a Learn to Skate Instructor for toddlers, a Stoneham Youth Hockey coach and was a member of the Stoneham Youth Hockey board of directors. When the Stoneham High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team at Stoneham High was experiencing low participation rates, Colarusso volunteered to assist with coaching and recruiting of girls so that the program would be sustainable and thrive in the future. Today the girls hockey team is a vibrant organization. Colarusso is a huge supporter of women in sports.
Before being elected to the Board of Selectmen where Caroline served two (2) terms she also served on the Finance and Advisory Board for 5 years. She earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers. Professionally, Colarusso is a manager. For 27 year she worked for the US Postal Service where she was responsible for overseeing troubled operations with multi million dollar budgets. Colarusso was tasked with turning these offices from unprofitable over to break even, and then move them towards profitability. She managed staffs of over of 100+ employees and 6-12 managers. Her work received several performance awards.