CARROLL--Gregory C. Age 61, of Blue Hill, ME and New York City, died suddenly while travelling on February 1st, 2013. At various times a physician, circumnavigator, boatyard owner/operator, lobster pound owner/operator, stock broker, and philanthropist, Greg's full and active life touched many, from his work supporting an orphanage in Varanasi, India where he also assisted in medical clinics, to his passionate support of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and School in Blue Hill. He was born in Biddeford, Maine, son of the late Harold D. and the late Henrietta M Carroll. He graduated from Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. He attended Case Western Reserve University and graduated from Bowdoin College. After college Greg joined the Merrill Lynch office in San Francisco as an account executive. In San Francisco his political support for the gay rights movement was forged as a result of the Harvey Milk upheavals which he experienced first hand. Returning to Maine, he began a new journey through redeveloping a coastal lobster business and redeveloping a boatyard, leaving both as great successes and contributions to the community. At 40 years old, he entered the Osteopathic Medical School at the University of New England and completed his training as a resident in Family Practice at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Shortly after finishing his residency, hecaught another inspiration "went to sea," circling the Atlantic once on his Philip Rhodes designed Thunderhead and then circumnavigated the globe on his Swan 51, Alpheratz. He was a devoted friend of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, and his latest project was to bring some of the talent, he found there (along with musical instruments he was collecting), to Nosara, Costa Rica, where he was in the process of establishing a music program in cooperation with the local public schools. More can be learned about Greg on his website: www.oncearound.org. He was a member of the Cruising Club of America, The New York Yacht Club, the Biddeford Pool Yacht Club and the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club in Blue Hill. Greg leaves a sister, Charlotte Carroll Vial of Biddeford Pool, Maine and Evian, France, a brother Robert C. Carroll of Bar Mills, Maine and Paris, France, a brother Harold J. Carroll of Boston, MA, nine nieces and nephews including one grandnephew, and innumerable friends and loved ones around the globe. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill Maine.
Published in The New York Times on Feb. 8, 2013