William L. Carroll

Date of Passing:

January 28, 2024

Carroll, William L., 96, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara H. (Kinsella) Carroll.

Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Mary (Reilly) Carroll and James T. Carroll, he lived in Riverside for 68 years.

William was employed by the United States Navy at Quonset for 10 years and General Dynamics for 30 years.

He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during WWII aboard U.S.S St. Mary’s in the Pacific Theater.

A member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10, William enjoyed woodworking and carpentry but most of all spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by five daughters, Patricia A. Thacker and her husband Michael of Barrington, Maribeth Carroll of North Kingstown, Barbara-Jean Vallante and her husband Anthony of Rumford, Leanne Pedulla and her husband Anthony of Riverside and Geralyn Carroll of Barrington; seven grandchildren, Kylene M. Arredondo, Kaitlyn R. Kelly, Shae E. Goodhue and her husband Chris, Tyler C. Blake and her husband Tim, Chelsey C. Weber and her husband Kevin, Matthew J. Sargo and his wife Jessica and Alexandra C. Sargo; eleven great-grandchildren, Ashton Arredondo, Sophia Kelly, Finley and Owen Goodhue, Rylan and Brayden Thacker, Caroline and Ford Blake, Travis Weber, Madison Cusack and Jackson Sargo. He was also the loving grandfather of the late Michael J. Thacker Jr.

William was predeceased by his five siblings, Fred Carroll, Mary Mulberry, Ruth Partridge, James Carroll and Helen Trahan.

He will be greatly missed by his loyal bichon, Princess.

His Funeral will be held on Monday February 5, 2024 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Calling Hours are Sunday 3-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

Contributions in William’s memory may be made to MSKCC.Org/Giving (for donations in support of Dr. Mary Sue Brady’s Research Fund) or send donation to, MSKCC-Giving (In support of Mary Sue Brady’s Research Fund), P.O. Box 27106, NY, NY 10087-7106, or donations to bostonchildrens.org/giving in memory of William L. Carroll or send checks to: Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301 please include William L. Carroll in memo line, would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Pat,Maribeth,and BJ,
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.May you hold all your memories close to your heart.
    My Deepest sympathy.

  2. So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Many memories from Park Rd. My condolences to family

    Judy (McVay) Oberg

  3. Thank you for your service to our Nation as a part of the Greatest Generation. Condolences to entire family.

  4. Sorry for your loss ,uncle Leo was a gentleman I will miss him prayers to your family at this difficult time he will always remember he s at peace now with aunt Barbra they were the best family I haven ever had the pleasure to be part off .

  5. I am so sorry for your incredible loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Leanne & Tony. Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. It sounds like he was a real gentleman and was beloved by his family.
    Your neighbors Richard and Elaine

  7. Pat, I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your sisters on your dad’s passing. I hope good memories shared amongst you will make the sadness a little easier to bear. Sounds like he was a real sweetheart.

  8. Geri,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You, your dad, and your family are in my prayers 🙏❤️

  9. Very grateful for his service. My condolences for your loss🙏🏼❤️

  10. Geri,
    Your Dad was the sweetest! I can still remember his twinkling eyes and kind smile when we stopped at your home. Always welcoming. My heart goes out to you and the rest of the family. Hugs to you dear friend.❤️

  11. My sweet Gramp. Our hearts are broken. I will cherish every adventure, hug, story, words of wisdom and especially his love and laughter. Our distinguished gentleman, may he rest in love with our beloved Gram. ❤️🍀⚓️

  12. So very sorry for your loss Geri and family. Continued thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time

  13. Your Dad was such a sweet man. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻. Cherish your wonderful memories as they will help you through the days ahead.

  14. Richard and I are so sorry for the loss of this sweet man. I have been honored to be a part of this loving family through my 40 year friendship with Maribeth. My heart goes out to her four beautiful sisters, loving grandchildren and all the Carroll family. I have been so fortunate to know this great & humble man.
    With Love,
    Diane Pew

  15. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your dad rest in peace.
    Judy LaCross💙🙏

  17. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  18. Kaitlyn and family, thinking of you all during this difficult time. Grandparents are such special people and I know you will hold your memories close 🩵

  19. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  20. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

  21. Leo was a wonderful man so adored and loved by his family. A great father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a soft and gentle soul, and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace … ❤️

  22. Geri and family,
    So sorry for the loss of a life well lived. Be assured your father is reunited with his loved ones. Thinking and praying for you and your family

  23. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m thinking about you and sending warm, peaceful thoughts and prayers.

  24. So sorry to lose such a gentle man. Your dad will live forever in our hearts. He left a lasting legacy of five women and many wonderful grands and great grands. Prayers for everyone at this difficult time.

    Love ❤️
    Bill and Cindy Blake

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