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Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA

OBITUARY

Nora (McDonough) Carroll

June 23, 1935December 1, 2019

Nora R. (McDonough) Carroll, 84, of Mansfield, formerly a long-time resident of Norwood, passed away on Sunday December 1st surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Calla Roundstone, County Galway, Ireland, on June 23rd 1935. She was the daughter of the late Annie and John McDonough. Nora was the loving wife of the late Thomas Carroll and the loving Mother of Eileen Corcoran and Ann Benner, both of Mansfield, Theresa Carroll and her partner, Thomas Whoriskey of Sagamore Beach, John Carroll and his wife Jennifer of Wrentham, and Brenda Caissie and her husband Michael, of Taunton. In addition, she was the cherished Grandmother of Stephen Corcoran, Ashley Corcoran Eddy and her husband James, Daniel Benner, Jennifer and Justine Marshalsea, Thomas Carroll, Matthew and Timothy Caissie, and the loving Great Grandmother of James (Jamesy) Thomas Eddy. Nora also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that she dearly loved. Nora was the dear Sister of the late Mary Doherty, John Diamond, Ellen Connelly, Ann Tarpey, Bridie Mitchell, Martin McDonough, Mike McDonough, Chris McDonough, Theresa Carroll and Winnie Carroll.

Nora was formerly a singer with the Connacht Ceili Band and a member of the Norwood Irish Music Club which was founded by her brother Martin McDonough. Her love of Irish music and song was well-known to all. In her free time she enjoyed knitting hats and socks for those that she loved and those in need. Her warmth and generosity was endless. She enriched every life that she touched and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Nora was a former parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Timothy’s in Norwood and most recently of St. Mary’s in Mansfield. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 9th at 10:00 AM at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 8th, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Gillooly Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Nora’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 9, 2019

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Ciara O'Brien

December 9, 2019

We will miss you dearly Auntie Nora.

Our thoughts are with everyone. Love Ciara and Paul xx

Michael Curran

December 9, 2019

Rest in Peace Nora.
You will always live on in our memories for the lovely welcome yourself and Tom always gave us...not to mention the rest of the family.
Thinking of everyone during this sad time.
Michael and Jack xx

Jen Stevens

December 7, 2019

Miss Nora has been a customer at Rite Aid now Walgreens, I have had the wonderful pleasure of knowing someone so special to my heart for the past 13 years of working there! Her nickname was Miss America in the store, and she will never be forgotten. I loved her so much and it breaks my heart that she is now gone, I hope her and Tom raise holy cane together! To all the family she has,, my deepest sympathies go out to you all🙏

Henry Lally

December 6, 2019

RIP Nora, you were a wonderful Lady, it was great to have known you. Condolences to all the Carroll family.
Mary and Henry Lally, Braintree, MA

Sheila (Nee Costello) Whalen

December 5, 2019

Donna DeStefano

December 5, 2019

Your Mom was such a big part of my childhood. I still see her wrapped in her robe having a cup of tea every morning as I would stop by to grab Theresa to walk to school. She would always send us off with a “Godspeed”. Im sending lots of Love during this difficult time. I’m holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.
With much Love,
Donna DeStefano

Maura Tarpey

December 4, 2019

Mark Higgins

December 4, 2019

To John and the Carroll family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother Nora. The Higgins family will be thinking of you all as you celebrate your mother’s remarkable life. Rest in peace Nora.

with love,

Mark Higgins

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