Robert A. Carroll

May 17, 2008

Robert A. Carroll
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Vietnam War Veteran

ROBERT A. CARROLL – in Woburn, Saturday, May 17th unexpectedly, beloved son of the late Charles and Margaret (McHugh) Carroll. Devoted brother of Charles E. Carroll Jr and his wife Rosemarie of Stoneham, Elaine F. Carroll of Woburn, Janet Popoloski of Woburn, Brenda McGinnis of Melrose and the late Paul and Daniel Carroll. Loving brother-in-law of Susan Carroll of Woburn and Marylou Carroll of Littleton. Dear nephew of Theresa Maguire. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 22nd at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

OBITUARY:

Robert A. Carroll, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 17th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.

The beloved son of the late Charles E. and Margaret (McHugh) Carroll, he was fifty-seven years of age. He grew up on Wade Avenue in Woburn and attended the Woburn Public Schools. Upon graduating from Woburn High School in 1968, Robert entered the United States Army where he proudly served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the 173rd Airborne Division and was highly decorated including a Bronze Service Star. While serving in Vietnam, he and his older brother Charles were assigned to the same unit. Following three years of active duty, Robert transferred to the United States Army Reserve where he served until 1991.

In 1974, Robert graduated from Middlesex Community College, where he received an Associate Degree in Science. He continued his education at Salem State College, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

“Sarg,” as he was widely known by his family and friends, worked as a Federal Police Officer in the Federal Building in Boston for a number of years, before transferring to the Waltham Post Office before retiring.

A quiet and unassuming man, Sarg was very devoted to his family. He remained in the family homestead throughout his lifetime, tending to the many different needs of the household. When spring arrived he would mount his sit down lawn mower and proceed around the neighborhood, mowing their lawns. He was extremely devoted to his nieces and nephews, and very proud of all their accomplishments. His kindness, generosity, warm heartedness and pride in being a Veteran, will be a lasting memory.

He was a member of the Woburn Elks and the 173rd Airborne Division Assoc.

In addition to his parents, Charles E. and Margaret (McHugh) Carroll, Robert was predeceased by his brothers, Paul and Daniel Carroll.

Robert is lovingly survived by his siblings, Charles E. Carroll Jr and his wife Rosemarie of Stoneham, Elaine F. Carroll of Woburn, Janet Popoloski of Woburn and Brenda McGinnis of Melrose, his sisters-in-law, Susan Carroll of Woburn and Marylou Carroll of Littleton, his aunt Theresa Maguire of Woburn, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 22nd at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.

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  1. To Chuckie and the Carroll Family,

    We all went to WHS together and Bobby dated my best friend Carol Farrell for many years. I remember about six of us piling into the car and heading to religious ed classes at St. Charles — sometime we made it to class and sometimes we didn’t quite get there in time! Unfortunately, time passes and we lose touch. Bobby will always be remembered as a dear friend. God Bless . . .
    Love,
    Linda Moniz Giles

  2. Bob was a generous man with a good heart. He served our country with Chuckie with great pride & honor.If you know the Carroll’s of Wade Ave at all you know they are a good family. We have all lost a brother, uncle, neighbor, friend who will be missed by all of us who loved him.
    Rest in Peace Bob.

    Love,
    Chris (DeMaio) & family

  3. After all the years I’ve lived in this neighborhood I had just got to know Bobby in the last few. Always a smile, always Hi! My heart goes out the family and friends who knew him best.
    Bobby … God Bless!
    Teresa

  4. Growing up we were the Wade Ave neighborhood hooligans that played together; army, football, baseball, tag, waterballon fights running back and forth, breaking in the new WHS with the whole gang of Chucky, Bobby a/k/a (Carrotman), Paul, Elaine, Janet, Brenda, Mary Martin, Jackie Martin, Mike Stanton, Weasel and myself so many fond childhood memories and much more a wonderful bond of friendship both when young and continued as we got older. Bobby you will be missed so much by all your friends and family! To a great Soldier who protected us during VietNam. God Bless you Bobby and may God keep you always safe within his loving arms. Much Love, Karen

  5. To the family of Bobby,

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Bobby.

    I have many treasured memories of wonderful times, laughter and talks through our younger years.

    The best to all.. Bobby will be missed.

    Regards
    Joe Farrell

  6. Bob was my neighbor and friend for 12 years. He was always available to help me out especially in the winter..even though I told him he didn’t have to, he always cleared my sidewalk and had my driveway plowed. He helped mow the empty lot next to my house when it started to get unsightly and didn’t ask for anything in return. We will miss him.

  7. steve murray
    ill miss the sarge greatly. he always had something nice to say to me. so sorry for your loss. weve lost a good friend rest well sarge god bless

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