Rose Carroll, 79, former resident, died July 2, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Her final days were spent at VibraLife, a personal care and short-term rehabilitation center in Mechanicsburg.
Rose was born June 28, 1938, in Hoboken, N. J. She graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in Ridgefield Park, N. J., in 1956.
Rose was a member of the very first nursing class to graduate from Luzerne County Community College in the mid-1970s. She spent the next 25 years as a registered nurse, primarily in the field of mental health, devoting herself to the service of others, never wavering in her capacity to provide care, compassion and a voice to those who most often needed it.
After retiring from her nursing career, she went back to King’s College and received her bachelor’s degree in theater arts. Along with her dear friend, Sandy, she directed several Crestwood High School drama productions and maintained a lifelong passion for theater. Perhaps her greatest role was that of grandmother and, most recently, great-grandmother. She was a fixture at more baseball, softball, soccer and basketball games and other school activities than anyone can possibly fathom.
Rose was a member of the St. Jude’s Parish in Mountain Top.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Muller, and father, Herman Muller.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Charles Vincent Carroll, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Slocum Twp.; her son, Charles Sean Carroll and wife, Camille Carroll, West Pittston; and grandchildren, Matthew, Kevin and Kelly Carroll; son, Michael Gerard Carroll and wife, Kimberly Carroll, Middletown; and grandchildren, Miranda Carroll and Megan Elizabeth Carroll; daughter, Maureen Fey and husband, Michael Fey, Mechanicsburg; and grandchildren, Cody and Tyler Fey. She most recently welcomed her first great-grandchild, Asher Brommer, son of Miranda and her fiancé, Michael Brommer. She is also survived by her sister, Carol Madgwick and her husband, Arthur Madgwick, Montvale, N. J.; and her nieces, Karen Romer and husband, John, and Kim Kelly and her husband, John. She is survived as well by her dear cousin, Ruth Tessler, Kingston, N. Y.
The funeral was held from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Dorrance. Interment followed in Albert Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.