Jack Carroll, 85
Jack was a friend from years past. Stuff happens, as Rummy says.
The following is a rewrite of his obit from the Norwich Bulletin, Norwich, Connecticut.
THOMPSON -- John (Jack) Carroll Sr., 85, of 1006 Riverside Drive (actually Jack called it Carroll Way), writer, artist, musician (banjo), and bon vivant, died Friday, 22 October, at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Jacqueline (Jackie) Moore Carroll. He also leaves two sons, John T. Carroll of Thompson and James Carroll of New York, and a daughter, Jacqueline Chiapowski of Thompson.
Jack was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, son of the late Daniel J. and Mary G. Manning Carroll, and lived in Thompson for the past 31 years. He was a World War II Army veteran (great stories!), and a graduate of Belmont, Massachusetts, High School, The Boston School of Practical Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
He was a member of the New England Banjo Society, the Yankee Strummers, the Boston Press Club (still exists?!), and the Copley Art Society, and St. Joseph's Church, North Grosvenordale.
A Memorial Mass was held Wednesday, 27 October at St. Joseph's Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Jack! Did you ever publish Boston Before the Wrecking Ball?
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