Florence B. Carroll


Florence B. Carroll, a longtime resident of Amenia, where she was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church there, and later of Salisbury, Conn., died April 15 at Noble Horizons in Salisbury. Mrs. Carroll, who was 113 when she died, was the oldest living resident in Connecticut.

Born in Millerton, she was a member of Millerton High School’s class of 1925. On Feb. 9, 1930 at Immaculate Conception Church, she married John J. Carroll, who predeceased her in 1989. They were the parents of nine children.

Mrs. Carroll remained an Immaculate Conception parishioner after entering the nursing home in Connecticut. She had worked as a private cook for AB Hall in Lakeville, Conn.

“I went to visit her at the nursing home, to give her blessings,” Father Robert K. Wilson, pastor of Immaculate Conception, told Catholic New York about his pastoral visits with Mrs. Carroll. “They (Mrs. Carroll’s children) were all brought up in the faith.”

Mrs. Carroll is survived by two sons, John Carroll and Philip Carroll, and a daughter, Jean Leggett; she is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Carroll was also predeceased by five sons and a daughter.

A Funeral Mass was offered April 21 at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia.