June F. CarrollJanuary 16,2013
June F. CarrollJune F. Carroll
BENNINGTON ó June Frances Murrell Carroll, died Jan. 13, 2013, days short of what would have been her 82nd birthday, following a long battle with Alzheimerís disease.
She was born Jan. 18, 1931, the daughter of Marguerite (Downs) and William Murrell.
Educated in the North Bennington school system, she put herself through nursing school, graduating from St. Lukeís Nursing in Pittsfield, Mass., where she was valedictorian.
She worked as a registered nurse at the former Putnam Memorial Hospital and into its transition as Southwest Vermont Medical Center, where she became the hospital supervisor for a number of years. She also worked at the now shuttered Sourdiffe Nursing Home, and the Fairview Nursing Home.
She married Joseph F. Carroll Sr. on April 11, 1959. In addition to her own children, they raised many foster children, beginning in 1975.
She enjoyed politics, was very active in her church, St. Francis De Sales Sacred Heart, and also enjoyed bingo and coffee.
Survivors include five sons, James Thomas of Bennington, John Lynch of Gales Ferry, Conn., Joseph Francis Jr. of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Edward Joseph of New York City, and Robert Brace of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Deborah Dufur of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Evelyn Wild of Bennington; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Joan Ledgard of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Jane Holznagel.
The funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home with a prayer, and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 1 p.m., where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.
Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.
Burial will be at St. Johnís Cemetery in North Bennington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nursing Scholarship Fund at Southern Vermont College through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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