Robert V. ‘Bob’ Carroll

November 10, 2015

Robert V. ‘Bob’ Carroll
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

ROBERT V. “BOB” CARROLL- of Winchester, Tuesday November 10th. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Garvey) Carroll. Devoted father of Roberta Lee (Carroll) Rogers of Winchester, Stephanie Carroll of New York City, and Robert Carroll, Jr. and his wife Eileen of San Jose CA, and the late Robert Emmett Carroll. Cherished grandfather of William Rogers and his wife Debra of Vienna, VA, Chris Rogers and his wife Amy of Dana PT, CA, Robyn (Rogers) MacNeil and her husband Doug of Walpole, MA, Robert Carroll III of San Francisco, Michael Carroll of New York City, and Ashley Carroll of San Jose and great grandfather of Billy, Carly, Liam, Miley, Luke, Quinn, and Tyler. Loving Brother in-law of Gerry Cantillon and Bob Garvey of Woburn, and Mary Doucette of Winchester. Dear Brother of the late Mary Smith, Leo Carroll, Arthur Carroll and Harry Joe Carroll. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, November 14th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Mary Church, 155 Washington Street, Winchester at 11. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

OBITUARY:

Robert V. “Bob” Carroll passed away on Tuesday, November 10th at the age of ninety-five following a brief illness. A longtime Winchester resident he was the husband of the late Ruth (Garvey) Carroll.

Born in Woburn,he was the son of the late Harry and Mary Anne McDonough Carroll. Mr. Carroll grew up in East Woburn where he attended Goodyear School, learned to skate at Walker Pond and caddied at the Unicorn Country Club . A graduate of Woburn High School Class of 1937, he excelled at playing football, baseball and served as captain of the hockey team at Woburn High School.

Several years later Bob met the true love of his life Ruth Garvey from the South End of Woburn while ice skating at Winter Pond in Winchester. They would marry and in their 52 years of marriage raise four children, six grand children and seven great grand children. Ruth sadly passed away in 1994.

In 1942 Bob Carroll was accepted into the Naval Air Cadet Program. He was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy and was designated a Naval Aviator receiving his Wings of Gold in 1943. Graduating at the top of his class, he instructed in Pensacola for one year before checking out in the Navy’s newest fighter the F6F Hellcat. Orders in hand in August 1945, Lt. Carroll did not have to deploy to the Western Pacific following the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima.

Bob became a commercial airline pilot in 1946. He was flying for Panagra Airlines in Lima Peru when activated by the Navy for the Berlin Airlift and later the Korean conflict. Lt. Carroll would spend 21years active and reserve in the United States Navy and retire at the rank of Commander in 1963.

Following Korea, he resumed his Commercial career in 1951 with Northeast Airlines flying out of Boston . The Yellowbirds were bought by Delta in the early Seventies. Captain Carroll retired in 1978 with over 30 thousand hours of flight time, with type ratings on over 10 different types of aircraft and was Delta’s most senior pilot on their most modern Aircraft, the Lockheed L10-11.

Bob and Ruth Carroll moved to Winchester with their three children in 1958. He was an avid golfer and expert skier. A forty year member of Winchester Country Club, in retirement he was a multiple winner of Member Guest, Father Son, Grandfather, Grandson, Senior and Super Senior Golf Championships including his last at the age of 91! Bob continued to golf into October of this year, won his last Scramble in September and parred the last hole he ever played.

In addition to his parents, Harry and Mary Anne (McDonough) Carroll Bob was sadly predeceased by his son Robert Emmett Carroll and his siblings Mary Smith, Leo Carroll, Arthur Carroll and Harry Joe Carroll.

He is lovingly survived by his children,Roberta Lee (Carroll) Rogers of Winchester, Stephanie Carroll of New York City, and Robert Carroll, Jr. and his wife Eileen of San Jose CA; his grandchildren,William Rogers and his wife Debra of Vienna, VA, Chris Rogers and his wife Amy of Dana PT, CA, Robyn (Rogers) MacNeil and her husband Doug of Walpole, MA, Robert Carroll III of San Francisco, Michael Carroll of New York City, and Ashley Carroll of San Jose; his great grandchildren, Billy, Carly, Liam, Miley, Luke, Quinn, and Tyler; as well as his brother and sister in-laws,Gerry Cantillon and Bob Garvey of Woburn, and Mary Doucette of Winchester.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, November 14th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Mary Church, 155 Washington Street, Winchester at 11. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.

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  1. Dear Stephanie,

    I was sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Mary Crotty
    (YMCA)

  2. we mourn with you. A loved one lost can grieve the heart, and make us yearn for tomorrow, When God will keep the promise he made of no pain, no death, and no sorrow. Revelation 21:3,4. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Bobby, Eileen, Bobby Lee, Stephanie and family,

    Sorry to hear about Pip. He was a wonderful guy and he will be missed.

    Bobby and Janice Lloyd

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