James M. Carroll

James M. Carroll, 77, of Warwick, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Susan (Jacobson) Shapiro.

 

Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William and Margaret (Smith) Carroll. Before retiring due to illness, Jim was a groundskeeper at Brown University. Prior to working at Brown, he was a bricklayer (Bricklayers Union, Local #1) and worked for the East Providence Parks Department. Most recently, he was Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Art & Soul Gifts.

 

Jim loved spending time with his family and friends, attending Providence College basketball games, and promoting Art & Soul Gifts. He was an avid sportsman, spending many years playing softball and golf. He also took great pride in his Irish and East Providence roots.  Jim will always be remembered as a loving father, devoted husband and partner, and good friend to many.

Besides his wife he leaves five children, Christene Carr and her husband Daniel of Mattapoisett, James M. Carroll, Jr. and his wife Ann Marie of Seekonk, Tracy Corcoran and her husband Timothy of Warwick, Gregory Shapiro of Santa Clara, California and Micah Shapiro and his wife Jennifer of Little Compton. He also leaves his grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Alexandra, James, Jared, Jordan, Joshua, Luke, Brody, Benjamin, Paige, Taylor and Lola, two sisters, Rosemarie Hill and her husband Richard of Seekonk and Margaret Brewster and her husband Albert of North Kingstown two brothers, William Carroll and his wife Roberta of Washington, DC and Charles Carroll and his wife Vickie of Virginia, his brother-in-law David Amaral and cousin Dick Smith who were like brothers to him. Jim was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Amaral.

 

 A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Peter’s Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Miriam Hospital Cancer Clinic, c/o Miriam Hospital Foundation, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901 would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 


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ANDREW ERNEST DANSEREAUJR ( Dan ) from warwick wrote on November 27, 2020 at 8:11 am:
I was a neighbor of Jim, we were not close but when i was walking and met we would chat. A year ago he told me his situation which revealed a sensitive man strong and at piece with himself . His strength was an inspiration. I will always remember him for that. RIP Dan
Robert Keenan from North Smithfield wrote on November 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm:
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Jim who was my best friend in the good old days of the 50's and 60's . Back then Jim was known as "Pumpsie" to his East Providence and Sacred Heart School buddies. With happy memories I recall the great basketball games in his backyard court at 90 Vine St. Jim was a great guy, a good father, an outstanding athlete, and just a terrific person to have as a friend. God Bless. Bob Keenan
Eric Hill from Barrington wrote on November 16, 2020 at 10:28 am:
In the mid-1970's- 80's there were some wild parties on Field St. in Seekonk. At one summertime party some neighborhood "youts" on an adjacent property were harassing and throwing things over the fence at the Field Street revelers. I vividly remember Uncle Jim intrepidly bounding over a six foot fence like a cat. He was probably in his mid-30s. Badass.
Robert Keenan from North Smithfield wrote on November 16, 2020 at 10:02 am:
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Jim who was my best friend in the good old days of the 50's and 60's . Back then Jim was known as "Pumpsie" to his East Providence and Sacred Heart School buddies. With happy memories I recall the great basketball games in his backyard court at 90 Vine St. Jim was a great guy, a good father, an outstanding athlete, and just a terrific person to have as a friend. God Bless. Bob Keenan”
Harriette Rinaldi from Cranston wrote on November 16, 2020 at 9:36 am:
Carrolle & I offer our deep sympathy to Susan and Jim's children, grandchildren and all his siblings, our cousins-we will always remember his kindness, generosity & zest for life to the fullest. We share in the loss of dear cousin & friend.
William and Roberta Carroll from Washington, DC wrote on November 15, 2020 at 10:50 am:
Jim was the best a brother and brother-in—law could be. During years of weekly phone calls, pride in his children, grandchildren, their spouses and significant others were the dominant theme, followed by his astute insights into world events. Pride also in the gift shop business that Susan and he successfully initiated and developed. Family reunions were made special when Charlie, Jim and I would sing as a trio. Jim halted the ending of a recent sibling Zoom chat then led us in singing “Good Night Sweetheart, Good Night.” Bobbie and I miss him dearly.
Charlie & Vickie Carroll from Centreville, Virginia 20121 wrote on November 14, 2020 at 5:21 pm:
Jim was such a great man, and an awesome brother. There is so much to say about him that just won’t fit here. Just know, he was loved by so many, he loved so many, and he will be missed by so many. Rest in the arms of your Heavenly Father.
Frances A Weygand from North Kingstown wrote on November 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm:
Susan and the Carroll Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Jimmy. He was always fun to be around and we have such wonderful memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Fran and Bob Weygand