, Salem, MA

April 22, 2013

Peter J. Carroll, 58

Ipswich, MA — Peter J. Carroll, 58, of Ipswich, died Thursday April 18, 2013, in his sleep following a sudden illness.

Born in Lowell on May 1, 1954, he was the son of the late Raymond C. and Agnes M. (Johnston) Carroll. Raised in Lowell, Peter was a 1972 graduate of Lowell Public Schools and a student of photography for two years at the N.E School of Photography in Boston. In 1974, he went to work as a letter carrier at the Wakefield office for the U.S. Postal Service. In the mid-1980’s, he transferred to the Ipswich office where he was currently employed.

Peter loved living year-round on Little Neck, experiencing the local waters. He very much enjoyed home gardening, early American history, and family trips to Florida and Bermuda. Around the kitchen, he will be remembered for his special dish, a tasty rack of ribs.

He is survived by his son, Christopher C. Carroll of Ipswich; two brothers, William Carroll, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Raymond Carroll, of Raleigh, N.C.; a cousin, Joyce Johnston Moreau of S. Berwick, Maine; his former wife, Gael Cummings; several nephews and nieces; his companion, Gretchen LeRoyer; and many great friends that he met along the way.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be Wednesday April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit