Cover photo for John L. Carroll's Obituary
John L. Carroll Profile Photo
1928 John 2022

John L. Carroll

January 10, 1928 — August 12, 2022

John L. Carroll, age 94, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, MA. Born in Canton, MA on January 10, 1928, he was the son of the late Edmund G. and Eva B. (Patterson) Carroll. He was raised in Canton, where he attended Canton High School with the Class of 1946. Following high-school, John enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country during World War II. He was stationed with the 167th Signal Photo Company, serving as a photographer. Upon his return home from the Army, John began his career as a machinist, taking a position with Tobe-Deutshman Labs in his hometown of Canton. 


John married his beloved wife, Lorraine E. Bowes, on February 3, 1957, at St. Catherine’s Church in Norwood, MA. Together they made their home in Wrentham, MA, where they raised two children, Deborah and James. John had a long career with several local companies, including Wrentham Steel where he worked as a machinist, Wrentham Auto Service Center where he served as the manager and which he would later own for several years, and T.F. Wooding Construction where he worked as a construction foreman. John and Lorraine would later move to Walpole and after John’s retirement he would continue to work for many years to stay active, first for the YMCA in Walpole where he won several employee awards and then the Vanderbilt Health Club in Norwood, where he was much beloved by his co-workers and members.


John enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including snowmobiling, golfing, roller-skating, ice-skating, downhill skiing, boating and water skiing, car enthusiast, playing card games, cruises to Bermuda, singing in the choir, and ballroom dancing. John especially enjoyed attending events of all kinds with his friends at the Norwood Senior Center, and sang at their annual Christmas concert. John was also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, and worked part-time for several years as a security guard for the newly built Schaefer Stadium when it opened for the Patriots in 1971.


Beloved husband of the late Lorraine E. (Bowes) Carroll.

Loving father of James L. Carroll and his wife, Lisa, of North Grafton, MA and the late Deborah B. Bramante of Bourne, MA.

Cherished grandfather of Lindsay, Rebecca, and James.

Sibling of William, Leonard, and Ruth Kidd, and predeceased by siblings Bernard, Elizabeth Kampfhenkel, and Frederick.

Survived by his long-time girlfriend Shirley Thoms.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend John's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.


John's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10:30 AM.  Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's name may be made to The American Red Cross of Massachusetts, 101 Station Landing Suite 510, Medford, MA 02155 or at


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John L. Carroll, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Life Celebration

Thursday, August 18, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, August 19, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 22

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree