Marcelene I. "Marcy" (Gidaro) Carroll

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DARBY — Marcelene I. "Marcy" (Gidaro) Carroll, 78, of Drexel Hill and formerly of Yeadon, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Little Flower Manor.

Born in Mount Carmel in 1935, she was a daughter of the late Irene (Zanella) and Joseph Gidaro.

Marcy was a devoted mother, and after her children were grown, she went to work as a medical records clerk at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, where she worked for 20 years. She enjoyed being with people, and after her retirement, became very active with the Seniors Group at St. Andrew's Parish in Drexel Hill, eventually accepting the position of vice president of the group.

She was an avid reader. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her children, grandchildren and going to the casinos to play the slots. She was also a huge Phillies and Flyers fan and enjoyed watching the Eagles. She was a good friend to so many and will be missed by all.

She will be sadly missed by the wonderful friends whose love, prayers and visits made such a difference to Marcy in her last months.

Marcy was the beloved wife of the late Bernard M. Carroll, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage; loving mother of Jolene M. Gallagher and her husband, John, Dennis J. Carroll and his wife, Mary, Bernard J. Carroll and his wife, Marguerite, Marcine M. Guillemette and her husband, Jean, and Richard B. Carroll and his wife, Dawn; dear grandmother of John A. Gallagher III, Lauren Carroll, Kellyann Gallagher, Nicole Carroll, Sean Guillemette, James Carroll, Bryan Anderson Carroll, Jacqueline N. Guillemette, Siobhan Carroll, Dana Carroll, Jenna Lynn Carroll, Nickolas Carroll, Alannah Carroll, Tiffany Carroll and Rileigh Carroll; great-grandmother of Nathan Carroll, Raymond Bulovas, Jamison Joseph Carroll and Giusseppe Fabrizio, and dear sister of Richard Gidaro and his wife, Patricia. She also is survived by her sisters-in-law, Helen Seroski and her husband, John, Katherine Nestico and her husband, Victor, Nancy Hauer, who was predeceased by her husband, Jack, Marie Poboy and her husband, Joseph, Sylvia Ruths and her husband, Joseph; and many nieces, nephews and friends.


CARROLL — Marcelene I. "Marcy" (Gidaro) Carroll, 78, of Drexel Hill and formerly of Yeadon and Mount Carmel. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Senior Citizens Fund, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Online condolences can be made at
Published in The News Item on Apr. 25, 2013
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