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Mr. John P. Carroll, 72, of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, May 11. He was the loving husband of the late Linda Lee (Francis) Carroll with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.
John was born August 21, 1943 in Gloucester, son of the late Richard and Marion (Hemmer) Carroll. He was a resident of Gloucester for most of his life. He lived in Sandown, N.H. for several years prior to returning back to Gloucester. A graduate of Gloucester High School Class of 1961. During his senior year in high school, he became the fourth straight GHS goalie to win all-star honors.
He was a United States Airforce veteran and served during the Korean Conflict, as a weather observer.
He worked for the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier for 36 years retiring in 1999.
John treasured the quality time he spent with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed golfing, walking his dog, and bowling. He was also an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Bruins.
He is survived by his three children, Christopher P. Carroll and his husband, Denis Duquette of Pelham, N.H., Amy B. Vicari and her husband, Robert of Gloucester and Deborah E. Powers and her husband, Shaun of Gloucester; his brother, Charles “Ted” Carroll of Wellington, Nev.;, his sister, Cynthia Sawyer and her husband, Everett of Gloucester; his four adored grandchildren, Caitlin (20) and Briana Powers (14), Noah (10) and Megan Vicari (8), all from Gloucester. He is also survived by his loyal dog, Henry and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Carroll and his sister, Elizabeth Tully.
John’s Funeral Service will be in the Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St., Gloucester, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester immediately following the service.
Donations in John’s memory may be made to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on  May 14, 2016
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