OBITUARY

Arlene L. (Melanson) Carroll

July 1, 1931June 19, 2018
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CARROLL, Arlene L. (Melanson) of Norwood, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018 at the age of 86.

Arlene grew up in Quincy, MA. She was a flight attendant for Northeast Airlines. She later joined the advertising department of the Boston Herald Traveler where she met her husband Dan, who also worked at the newspaper. They married August 3, 1957 and settled in Norwood. Arlene loved children and generously shared her time and artistic talents. As a parent volunteer, she devoted many years to St. Catherine of Siena School.

She leaves her beloved husband of more than 60 years, Daniel P. Carroll and six children: Loretta Carroll of Omaha, NE, Daniel Carroll and his wife Kristina of Sebec, ME, Jeannine English of Blandon, PA, Stephen Carroll and his wife Karen of Douglas, Elena Lindenthal and her husband James of Needham and Luke Carroll of Easton. Known affectionately as “Grammy”, she will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren: Devin and her husband Jeff, Molly, Leo, Clayton, Avery, Matthew, Stephen, Andrew, Meghan, Brianna, Kurt, Von, Dean, Hannah and Laney. She is lovingly remembered by brother-in-law, Rev. John Carroll and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene is predeceased by her parents, Clement and Helen (Marshall) Melanson; sister Helen (Melanson) Laskey and brothers Herbert, Warren and Gerald; infant son Robert and son-in-law Terry English.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Arlene L. Carroll to St. Catherine of Siena School, 249 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, June 23, 2018
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June 23, 2018

My deepest condolences to Arlene's Family and friends of your loss.May you find peace and comfort from each other and strength from friend s during the days ahead.

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Biography

CARROLL, Arlene L. (Melanson) of Norwood, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018 at the age of 86.

Arlene grew up in Quincy, MA. She was a flight attendant for Northeast Airlines. She later joined the advertising department of the Boston Herald Traveler where she met her husband Dan, who also worked at the newspaper. They married August 3, 1957 and settled in Norwood. Arlene loved children and generously shared her time and artistic talents. As a parent volunteer, she devoted many years to St. Catherine of Siena School.

She leaves her beloved husband of more than 60 years, Daniel P. Carroll and six children: Loretta Carroll of Omaha, NE, Daniel Carroll and his wife Kristina of Sebec, ME, Jeannine English of Blandon, PA, Stephen Carroll and his wife Karen of Douglas, Elena Lindenthal and her husband James of Needham and Luke Carroll of Easton. Known affectionately as “Grammy”, she will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren: Devin and her husband Jeff, Molly, Leo, Clayton, Avery, Matthew, Stephen, Andrew, Meghan, Brianna, Kurt, Von, Dean, Hannah and Laney. She is lovingly remembered by brother-in-law, Rev. John Carroll and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene is predeceased by her parents, Clement and Helen (Marshall) Melanson; sister Helen (Melanson) Laskey and brothers Herbert, Warren and Gerald; infant son Robert and son-in-law Terry English.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Arlene L. Carroll to St. Catherine of Siena School, 249 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062.