Ipswich — Claire Theresa (Lemieux) Carroll, 86, of Ipswich, wife of the late John A. Carroll, died Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Winchester Healthcare, Winchester.
Born in Ipswich July 7, 1926, daughter of the late Adrian R. and Aurore (Marcorelle) Lemieux, she was raised in Ipswich and was a 1945 graduate of Ipswich High School. Married in 1949, the Carrolls made their home and raised their family on Linebrook Road, Ipswich. In the 1980 Carrolls relocated to Vero Beach FL where she and her husband resided until her return to the North Shore in 2001.
Mrs. Carroll was employed as a telephone operator until her first-born child and thereafter assisted her husband in record keeping for his Ipswich contracting business.
Claire enjoyed painting and singing in the St. Joseph’s church choir. She also enjoyed clamming and crabbing in the local waters.
She is survived by two sons Thomas J. Carroll and his wife Deborah of Salem, N.H., and Timothy P. Carroll and his wife Cheryl of Randolph; and her two loving grandchildren, Angela Carroll of Salem, N.H., and Victoria Carroll of Randolph. She was the sister of the late Robert G. Lemieux, formerly of Ipswich, and Marjorie Johnson formerly, of Vero Beach, FL.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held Friday, December 7, 2012, at 9 am, from the Wittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass at 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to express their condolences may contribute in her name to the American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital http://www.stjude.org/. For directions and or to leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com