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Joseph F. Carroll Sr.

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Joseph F. Carroll Sr. were held Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, from Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales Church, where the Mass of Resurrection was offered by the Rev. James Preskinis, pastor.

The organist was Donald McMahon, and soloist was Monica Murray. Hymns offered during the funeral Mass were “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “Lord of All Hopefulness,” “Here I am, Lord,” “Amazing Grace,” “Song of Farewell” and “Danny Boy.”

The pall was placed on the casket by Mr. Carroll’s children, Edward Joseph Carroll, James Thomas Carroll, John Lynch Carroll, Joseph Francis Carroll Jr., Deborah Shepard Dufur, Evelyn Ann Carroll and Robert Keith Brace. A wooden cross was placed on the casket by Mr. Carroll’s wife, June Carroll. The scriptural readings were offered by Phyllis Molloy and Betty Tange.

The offertory gifts were presented by Evelyn Ann Carroll, Deborah Shepard Dufur and Robert Brace. Mr. Carroll’s son John served as a Eucharistic minister, along with Betty Tange and Laura Zink.

Words of remembrance were given by Tim Corcoran and James Carroll.

The burial took place in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Demasi offering the committal prayers.

On Thursday evening, members of Bennington Elks Lodge 567 conducted their services at the funeral home, and members of Knights of Columbus Council 307 were led in the recitation of the rosary by the Rev. Michael A. Demasi, chaplain. Also paying respects to the family were members of the town of Bennington Board of Civil Authority and the Bennington Lions Club; Mr. Carroll was a longtime member of both.

Mr. Joseph Francis Carroll Sr., a resident of Barber St. in Bennington, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 8, 2006
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