MOUNT CARMEL - Helen A. Carroll, 102, formerly of Mount Carmel, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Emmanuel Center, Danville, where she resided.
She was born in Mount Carmel on April 9, 1919, and was the daughter of the late Anthony B. and Anna (Sczyskowski) Carroll.
Helen was a lifelong resident of Mount Carmel and attended Our Lady's grade school.
She was a 1937 graduate of Catholic High School in Mount Carmel. She earned a B.S. degree in business education from Bloomsburg University in 1942 and an M.S. degree in business education at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1949.
She taught business courses in the former Hubert Eicher High School in Centralia from 1942 until 1946 and the Mount Carmel Area Senior High School from 1946 until her retirement in 1985.
Helen was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, the Rosary and Altar societies of the parish, the Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Our Lady of Victory 588, Mount Carmel. She was also a member of the Retired Educators' Association, the Northumberland County School Retirees, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the Rambler's Club and the Mount Carmel Senior Action Center.
She loved to travel the world, listen to classical music, attend live stage shows, and watch figure ice skating and the news. Her greatest joy was being remembered by and reunited with her former students. She enjoyed learning different cultures in her travels to the six continents she visited in her life and later enjoyed watching programs about them on television news programs.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her brother, William D. Carroll, in 1966.
CARROLL - Helen A. Carroll, 102, formerly of Mount Carmel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, with the Rev. Francis J. Karwacki, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's cemetery, Beaverdale. There will be no visitation. Everyone is invited to meet for Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 47 S. Market Street, Mount Carmel 17851 or to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Avenue, Coal Township 17866. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, is entrusted with arrangements. To leave a condolence to the family, sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.