Obituary of Charles E. 'Chuckie' Carroll, Jr.

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Vietnam War Veteran

CHARLES E. "CHUCKIE" CARROLL, JR. - in Stoneham, February 2nd, at sixty-seven years of age. Retired Woburn Police Department Detective. Beloved husband of Rosemarie (Micale) Carroll. Devoted father of Kerry A. Valle, her husband Christopher of Woburn and Brian C. Carroll of Stoneham. Cherished brother of Elaine Carroll of Woburn, Janet Popoloski of Woburn, Brenda Carroll McGinnis of Melrose and the late Robert, Paul and Daniel Carroll. Dear brother-in-law of Susan Carroll. Special "Grandpa" to Colin Christopher Valle and Ryder Charles Valle. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call, Tuesday, February 7th, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please at the families request remembrances may be made in Chuckie's honor to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Charles E. “Chuckie” Carroll Jr., Retired Woburn Police Officer, passed away at his home in Stoneham, Wednesday, February 2nd. The beloved husband of Rosemarie (Micale) Carroll, he was sixty seven years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was son of the late Charles and Margaret (McHugh) Carroll Sr. Chuckie was raised and educated here in Woburn graduating from Woburn High School with the Class of 1968.

Chuckie had enlisted the United States Army later in his senior year and was set to leave for boot camp the day after graduation. As luck would have it, it rained on graduation day so it was postponed to the next day and Chuckie missed all the pomp and circumstance, as he was on his way to Ft. Lewis in Washington. Completing his training there, Chuckie was sent directly to Viet Nam, where he served his country proudly for three and a half years. During this time he was a helicopter gunner and a member of the one hundred seventy third, which had become the eighty second Airborn Division

Upon his return home in 1971, Chuckie began his education at Middlesex Jr. College. After completing an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice there, he continued on to Suffolk University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice..

Chuckie secured a position as a Reserve Woburn Police Department in 1975. In 1976 he was appointed fulltime which led to career that spanned over thirty years. From Patrolman in 1976 to Detective in 1987 until his retirement in 2007, Chuckie was a very proud member of the Woburn Police Department and his brotherhood of fellow officers. He was highly respected amongst his peers, and as time marched on over the years, Chuckie became very highly regarded not just in Woburn and the surrounding communities throughout the state, for his superior investigative persuits. Chuckie was well respected amongst his peers, the court system, District Attorneys and many other local, state and federal law enforcement officials. Chuck was also the very proud but humbled recipient of many accolades, commondations, and letters. The common theme running through them all, was about Chuckie's sincere committment to helping the victims and preserving justice for all.

While Chuckie was at Middlesex, he met quite a few people but one young lady stood out amongst them all, Rosemarie Micale aka “Roe.” Their first date was to the Braves game, they became best of friends and married in 1977.

They brought a son and daughter into the world of whom he was so very proud. Throughout the years Chuckie and his family shared some wonderful memories. Every years there was always a wonderful family trip to somewhere special. According to Chuckie, when you were on vacation, everything needed to be “the best” as that was all part of the “vacation experience!” Cruises all around to the many different islands, east and west Coasts, when it look like fun, they were on their way!

“Grandpa’s” life with his grandchildren was extra ordinary. He so enjoyed all the wonderful visits with Colin and Ryder, and no matter what he was doing, he would immediately stop and all his attention was right there, with them.

Chuckie, throughout his life was a loyal, honest and good man. Always there to lend a hand, before people new they needed it. Chuckie always believed in the good, the honest and the right way of living and dealing with people and situations each and every day.

Chuckie continued honoring his country throughout his life. He was an active member with the Viet Nam Vets over at the Bedford VA Hospital. Chuckie volunteered there twice a week since he had retired in 2007. This continued right up to the beginning of this month.. He would reach out to other Vets and help them in any way possible, always for the betterment of their individual needs.

Sadly, Chuckie was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Peg,and his brothers Robert, Paul and Daniel Carroll.

Chuckie was the loving husband of Rosemarie (Micale) Carroll, devoted father of Kerry A. Valle, her husband Christopher of Woburn and Brian C. Carroll of Stoneham. Cherished brother of Elaine Carroll of Woburn, Janet Popoloski of Woburn, Brenda Carroll McGinnis of Melrose. Dear brother-in-law of Susan Carroll. Special "Grandpa" to Colin Christopher Valle and Ryder Charles Valle. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call, Tuesday, February 7th, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please at the families request remembrances may be made in Chuckie's honor to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.