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Roland E. Carroll
ATTLEBORO - Roland E. Carroll, 92, formerly of Pawtucket and Brooksville, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Doris M. (Smith) Carroll for 68 years. Born in West Warwick, he was a son of the late John F. and Amelia (Joyal) Carroll.
Roland was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II having seen action on the beaches of Iwo Jima where he received combat related injuries earning him a Purple Heart. He will be sadly missed by his family and dear friends, and best remembered for his great sense of humor and his warm smile.
Besides his loving wife, he leaves three daughters, Sharlene F. Roy and her husband, Armand E. of Attleboro, Donna M. Denelle and her husband, Robert E. of South Attleboro and Debra L. Ruthowski and her husband, James S. of Pawtucket; six grandchildren, Eric J. Roy of Rehoboth, Tracie L. DeGasbarre of Pawtucket, Kurt M. Roy of Attleboro, Brad E. Denelle of North Attleboro, Adam C. Ruthowski of Seekonk, Joy C. Lugo of Pawtucket and nine great-grandchildren. Roland was the last of 16 predeceased siblings.
His funeral with Military Honors will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave. Interment at the Rhode Island Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, will be private. VISITATION will be Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, through his love of feeding friends and family, memorial gifts to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, C/O St. John the Evangelist Church, 1 St. John's Place, Attleboro, MA 02703 will be appreciated.
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