Elinor M. Carroll

October 16, 1925July 7, 2019

Mrs. Elinor M. (Scanlon) Carroll, a lifelong Lynn resident, died on July 7, surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Carroll.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth M. (Hyde) Scanlon, and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. During WWII she worked at the West Lynn G.E. Elinor was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s Church. She and Joseph enjoyed ballroom dancing and were both active in the Pine Hill Little League. Elinor’s greatest joy was to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Elinor is survived by her children Michael T. Carroll and his wife Linda of Clifton Park, NY, John “Jack” J. Carroll and his wife Susan of Lynn and Colleen M. Bertolino and her husband Leo of Peabody, and She also leaves a brother-retired Lynn Firefighter John “Jack” Scanlon of Lynn, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Claire McCulley and Mary DeRoo and cousin of the late William Collins.

Her funeral will be held on July 12, at 9:30 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn at 10:30AM. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours on July 11, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Residents Council Fund at Hathorne Hill Center, 15 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 in Elinor’s honor .


  • Visiting Hours Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Interment Friday, July 12, 2019


Elinor M. Carroll

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Krista Chesna

July 10, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers.

Krista, Chuck, Gracie & Kensington Chesna

Denise St Laurent

July 10, 2019

Mike, Linda and family, sorry for your loss, I am thinking of you.

Steven Smith

July 9, 2019

Susan and I send our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Eleanor Scanlan Carroll. Steve Smith, Delray Beach, Florida

Kathy Devitt

July 9, 2019

Dear Mike and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you during this most
difficult time. Sending you all my prayers and thoughts.
RIP Eleanor.
Love, Kathy

Paul Bourgeois

July 9, 2019

Jack , I'm so very sorry for your loss . My condolences to you and your entire family .

Debbie Raftery and Lee Raftery

July 9, 2019

Jack and family. ,
We’re so sorry for your loss !
Our prayers are with all of you !
Debbie and Lee

Dorothy Basile

July 9, 2019

Jack, Sue and family:
Joe and I were very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know we are praying for her and you at this most difficult time.
Dotty Basile and Joe Giguere