Mary Ann Carroll, professor emeritus, Clarks Summit, died peacefully Wednesday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her first husband was Joseph M. Butler Jr., who died in 1968, and she later was married to Eugene R. Carroll, who died in 2012.
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Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Berge Sheehan. Prior to retirement, she was employed for many years at Keystone College, where she was the founder and coordinator of the Hospitality Management program. She always treated her students as one of her own children, touching the lives of each with her enthusiasm. She was a woman of dignity and grace and a perfect example of a mother. She held degrees from both the University of Scranton and Marywood College, and as a dietician, taught nutrition as a senior professor at NEIU and as a teaching dietician at Mercy Hospital.
She was a member of the American Dietetic Association, served on the board of directors of the International CHRIE and was a charter member of HEMAR, serving as the president from 1992 to 1993. She was an evaluation team member of the Middle States Accreditation, a member of Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, the Northwestern Pennsylvania Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation.
Surviving are three sons, Michael and wife, Mary Beth, Lafayette, Colo.; Thomas and his partner, Jennifer Lansing, Boulder, Colo.; Patrick and wife, Analese, Louisville, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy Carroll Mercanti and husband, John, Clarks Green; and Jean Ann Carroll, Clarks Summit, with whom she resided; six grandchildren, Sara Mercanti Lowe, Eliza Mercanti, Shane, Issac, Liam and Evan Carroll; a great-grandson, Carson; a brother, Thomas and his wife, Terry Sheehan; two sisters, Helen and Sylvia Sheehan; several nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Gilhooley, Dr. Gregory Cali and the staff at Regional Hospital of Scranton for their care and compassion in caring for Mary Ann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will greet friends from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. To send an online condolence, visit www.law renceeyoungfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
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Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 13, 2014