SARATOGA SPRINGS - Donald E. Carroll of Saratoga Springs passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 14, 2013, at Albany Medical Center. He was 67.
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Born Nov. 6, 1945, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Eugene Carroll and Lillian (Carroll) DiMonda.
Don graduated from Hofstra University and worked as a firefighter prior to entering the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
After his military service, he spent 40 loyal years with State Farm Insurance Co. and retired as an underwriting superintendent. He was a beloved boss and cared for everyone he worked with.
An avid golfer, he worked and played at Airway Meadows golf course during his retirement.
He enjoyed trips to the many lighthouses in Maine and spending breakfasts with his daughter.
Don was a devoted husband and loving father who wanted nothing more than for his family to have a worry-free life.
A communicant of The Church of St. Peter, he served as a Eucharistic minister and usher and was one of the Liturgical coordinators for the 9 a.m. Sunday Mass. A former member of the pastoral council, he volunteered his time each week laundering and ironing purificators for the church and was a member of the parish's Administration Committee, assisting with numerous renovation projects and painting.
Don was a member of Dominick Smaldone Post 35 ITAM, Saratoga Council 246 Knights of Columbus and Gurtler Bros. Post 420 VFW.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth (Lawson) Carroll, whom he married in 1981; a daughter, Jaret (Kyle) Pople of Gansevoort; three sons, Nicholas Carroll of Saratoga Springs, Christopher (Denise) Carroll of Howell, N.J., and Jonathan Carroll of Warwick, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Zachary, Paige, Alyssa and Emily Carroll; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, "Lil' man."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at The Church of St. Peter at 241 Broadway. The Very Rev. Dominic S. Ingemie, pastor, will officiate.
Members of Saratoga Council 246 Knights of Columbus will meet Thursday morning at the church to attend the funeral Mass.
Committal will be private and there will be no calling hours.
Memorials may be made in his name to either Wilton Fire Department or The Church of St. Peter.
Arrangements are under the direction of William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, 584-5373.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
628 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Published in The Saratogian on June 17, 2013