William Carroll

Obituary of William M. Carroll

William M. Carroll, devoted husband, dad, and beloved Pop Pop, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the age of 63 after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in Jersey City, raised on Long Island, and resided for the last 27 years in Morris County. Bill was a Viet Nam veteran who served his country with distinction. He was awarded several commendations including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with V device. Bill retired as a Vice President of Human Resources with AT&T in 2000 after more than 35 years with the company. Remaining active, even in retirement, Bill worked for six years with Aon Consulting, until 2006. Bill was a good friend, colleague, and mentor who touched the lives of many people. The roles Bill cherished most and that brought him the most joy were those of husband, dad, and Pop Pop. His positive attitude, kind ways and wonderful sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his father, William, and his mother, Rita. He is survived by Janet, his loving wife of 39 years, his daughter, Tracy, his son, Scott, and daughter-in-law, Erin, and his precious grandchildren, Lia Rose and William Patrick. He is also survived by his Dad, Patrick, his twin brother, James, and sister-in-law, Georgia. A Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of St. Lawrence the Martyr, 375 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07960. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 225 East Hanover, NJ 07936. Visiting hours will be on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 6:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 2:00 7:00 p.m. at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road(corner of rt 206), Chester, NJ 07930. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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