Joseph M. Carroll, age 84

of Quincy

Joseph M. Carroll, age 84

Joseph M. Carroll, age 84, a longtime resident of Quincy, died suddenly, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 while visiting relatives in his beloved Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Joe was born in Boston, to the late Joseph M. and Veronica M. (Murphy) Carroll. He was raised in Roxbury and was a graduate of Boston Trade School, Class of 1957. Joe lived in Quincy for the past sixty years, previously in Boston.

Joe served in the United States Army Reserve in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He was employed as the business agent for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 for twenty-one years. Prior to this, he worked for the former Columbia Packing Company of Boston for nineteen years. He had been retired for many years.

Joe was an active member of the Kennedy Center in Quincy. He was an avid Boston sports fan.

Most of all, Joe was a hard-working man who was devoted to his family, supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty-one years of Frances E. (Means) Carroll.

Devoted father of Joseph M. Carroll, Jr. of Brockton, Janice V. Nelson and her husband James of Scituate, Dennis F. Carroll of Quincy, the late Linda E. Caliguire and her surviving husband John of Florida.

Loving grandfather of eight and great grandfather of four.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, August 6, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, on Monday, August 7, at 12 p.m. Interment to follow at Saint Paul Cemetery, Hingham.

For those who wish, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • Rest in sweetest peace, Mr. Carroll

  • We were blessed to have Joe with us at our home in Prince Edward Island for his last days. We played cards (he won almost every game), had meals together, laughed and listened to his many, many stories. We will miss you terribly Joe. You will never be forgotten. Love always, Bev & Morgan

  • So sad to hear of Joes passing, he was a sweet man !

  • Many great memories with Joe & Franny. You will be missed dearly! Rest in Peace Joe.

  • My sincere condolences to you all. Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time.

  • You will be greatly missed Joe, Wilf and I will never forget all the times we got to spend with you in Mt Vernon, playing cards, bumper pool, and just hanging out. Im so happy I got to see you in July, even if it was only for awhile. I will miss your calls, stories, and the many times you made me belly laugh. Always in our hearts! Rest easy! Much Love Daphne and Wilf

  • The sad passing of such a wonderful husband, father,, grandfather and friend. His storytelling was legendary no matter where he traveled….Quincy, Scituate, Prince Edward Island. Always a smile and a good word for all. Joe and Franny inseparable in life and forever in memory. Our prayers to all. Jim, Joan and all the Nelsons through marriage and friendship.

  • Going to miss you Joe! I’ll miss our conversations on a myriad of topics from our Unions,PEI, politics and our families. Sarena and I love you Joe and know you are happy in Heaven now with Linda.Rest with Angels…

  • Franny and family so sorry for Joe passing He was the sweetest guy. RIP Joe. The burnes family

  • Really missed you and Franny the last four years so glad we got to spend time with you this summer Clayton will miss your calls every Sunday morning we had many fun times over the years Love you Joe will miss your calls for a Debby fix

  • Joe was a great labor leader and friend I’m glad to have known him

  • I work at Local 1445 and met him a few times, wonderful man. So sorry for your family’s loss.

  • Joe Carroll was my mentor when I went to work in a meat packing plant, Took me under his wing and encouraged me to get active in the Union ! The best steward, Business Agent I ever saw, fought hard for all workers everywhere! Taught me how to organize workers in Boston, he was one of the smartest people I have known who could think on his feet quickly and successfully to resolve problems on the job! He was a believer in social justice and an advocate against racism and discrimination. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was well respected by all who knew him. Joe was a great family man who spoke often about his wife of many years Franny and his children and grandkids . He loved his annual trips to PEI and had many friends there ! He will be missed ! Jeff Bollen

  • Joe was one of the Best Business Agent and organizer that I worked with in the 70’s80’ and 90’s! rIP

  • Mr. and Mrs. Carroll are amazing parents! Not only to their own children but to their kids’ friends. Back in the 80’s we always wanted to sleep at Janice’s house. They were role models of a happy marriage and loving parents. None of us had a mother and father who were together. They would joke and banter, they were so funny. It made me believe that it was possible to have what they had. He was funny but stern and approachable when we had a problem. He would give advice and always be patient. He was quick to crack a joke and make you laugh and feel at ease. He will be missed by so many. I believe he will be looking over all of us from heaven. My prayers are with the Carroll family.

  • Every once in awhile comes along somebody whose memory never leaves you.Joe was one of them.Everything good in the world was in Joe.A union man to the bone.Kind,considerate and courteous.That is was Joe..I am fortunate for knowing him,So are countless others.

  • Very sorry to hear this. I remember Joe well. An active member of the Kennedy center men’s group and a participant in many of our activities here. Joe always had words for me of encouragement about the Kennedy center and our great city of Quincy which he loved. On behalf of myself and the staff here at the Kennedy center I wish to extend our deepest sympathy.

    TF Clasby Jr

  • Franny we are so sorry for your loss. Joe was so good at making everyone feel special. When we were with you guys it was like we were the most important people to him. When your Joe and my Joe got together it was fun watching them tease each other or better yet having them teasing everyone else. He was a wonderful man. I envy you having him in your life for more than 60 years.
    Sympathy goes to all his family and friends.

    Lila and Joey Sudbury Canada

  • Mr. Carroll,
    Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army Reserve during the Cold War. Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow Servicemen stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.