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Donald L. Carroll
(October 6, 1935 - August 30, 2013)

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Donald L. Carroll

Donald L. Carroll, 77, a resident of Route 7A, Shaftsbury, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Bennington October 6, 1935, he was the son of the late Leroy and Selina (Wennett) Carroll. Don received his education in the Bennington schools and was a 1954 graduate of Bennington High School.

He married Cynthia Gardner on June 13, 2011.

In earlier years Don was employed at General Cable Company and later by the Green Mountain Chapter, American Red Cross for ten years. At that point in his life Don and Cindy moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. where he was employed at Myrtle Beach Manor for eleven years. Following his retirement Don returned to Bennington to be near family members.

Don was an avid fan of NASCAR racing.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Gardner of Shaftsbury; his children, Rick Carroll and his fiance Dianna Leazer of Bennington, Timothy Carroll of Garden City, SC, Angela Griffin of Shaftsbury and Lana Burke and her husband Mike of Bennington; eight grandchildren, Whitney and Noah Carroll and their mother Rhoda Wells, Matt Carroll and his fiancé Nicole and his mother Liz Carroll; Chloe, Hannah and Jordan Griffin and Brandan and Caitlyn Burke. Don was predeceased by his son, Michael Carroll and his former wife, Dorothy Carroll.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.

Friends may call the funeral home Friday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

Private committal services will take place at the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire memorial contributions in Donald L. Carroll’s memory may be made to either the Vermont Heart Association or the Green Mountain Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

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