Eugene "Gene" Carroll

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May 24, 1932 - March 4, 2017
Born in Lincroft, NJ
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Carroll, Eugene “Gene,” of Saint Charles, MO, was Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Saturday March 4, 2017, at the age of 84. Loving husband of the late Mary Suzanne Carroll; beloved son of the late Eugene Clifford and Lorraine Carroll; devoted father of Laura Suzanne Gallagher, Eugene (Lisa) Carroll, Ann (Jim) Carroll-Butler, Diane (Mike) Boerding, and Kathleen (Mike) Parvis; cherished grandfather of Eugene (Jill) Gallagher, Katherine (John) Waldrop, Andrew Gallagher, Molly Carroll, Jack Carroll, Gretta Boerding, Elliot Boerding, Claudia Parvis, Zoe Parvis; treasured great-grandfather of Weston Eugene Gallagher; dearest brother of Jim Carroll and Sally Maloney; he is also survived by nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Graduated from Parks College where he was a very active alumnus and awarded the MAGIS service award. He worked for McDonnell Douglas and retired in 1992. He volunteered at the Missouri Historical Society working on the Lindbergh collection. He loved to travel and was a faith filled man. Gene was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial donations may be made to the Academy of Sacred Heart.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sue Chambers March 5, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Gene was the very definition of a family man. I know he adored his family and was much loved in return. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all such amazing people and were blessed to have had such wonderful parents/grandparents. Sending much love to all of you.

  2. Courtney Kelekian March 6, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

    candle 6So very sorry for your loss.

  3. Martin Bukacek March 6, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

    It was a great Joy in life to spend time with Gene over the years. His warmth, genuine interest in others and his passion for Life, made him an instant Friend, and someone I will always Cherish. His greatness lives on in memories, and through the amazing next generations, many still to come.

  4. Mariann (Lacey) Sun March 6, 2017 at 9:36 am - Reply

    candle 8On behalf of the Lacey family, I want you to know that our prayers are with the Carroll family. You were so blessed to have such a wonderful example in both of your parents of family, commitment, and being wonderful human beings! There are no words for losing both of them in such a short period.

    On the flip side, I can only imagine the reunion between the two of them!

    What a blessing they have been in my life and to have brought my dear friend Kathleen into this world…thank you! I remember full weekends spent with Kathleen at the Greiner home throughout grade school. There were times when I’d show up on the doorstep on Friday with only a toothbrush in hand for the entire weekend. Obviously, I felt comfortable that the Carroll’s would take care of me, and I had not a worry to speak of! On occasion, we’d score a weekend in Innsbrook, and that was heaven on earth for 2 young girls! I cherish those memories of my childhood and and I’m so grateful to have grown up with the Carroll’s.

    My heart and my prayers go out to you all…love,
    Mariann (Lacey) Sun

  5. Tony Chambers March 6, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Carroll family. Gene was a great family man and always made me feel like I was a part the family as well. He lived a full and wonderful life, and his legacy will live on through his wonderful family. Much love to you all.

  6. Kathleen Edwards-Barrett March 6, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    candle 8My deepest sympathies to your family. I just loved Mr. Carroll & planned to visit him on my next trip home from Chicago. He was a wonderful man & God bless him for all the wonderful care & friendship he gave to my Mother, she loved him too! Our parents are surely enjoying their reunion with Jesus & their loved ones! What joy they have! My love to you all, wonderful parents, wonderful family! God bless each & all of you!

  7. Dennis Carroll March 6, 2017 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Dennis Carroll

    My cousin Gene was a delightful, engaging, and all around wonderful person. We reconnected over 15 years ago after life’s having taken us in different directions for many years. Although we visited only a few times back and forth across many miles,
    we spoke often on the phone. When Suzanne was alive, those were 4 way conversations among me, my wife Carol, and, of course Gene and Suzanne.
    Gene was completely dedicated to Suzanne and his children and grandchildren and one of the most faith filled people I have ever known. Both he and Suzanne communicated that loving faith so beautifully to their children and beyond.
    My sympathies to all members of the family.

  8. Patricia Hermelink March 6, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

    candle 7When I remember you Uncle Gene, I think of a kind and giving, compassionate man who raised a terrific family and touched many people’s lives. Sadly, I never told you this; or, how thankful I was that you took my brother in as a part of your family when our family moved out of state, while he was in college. Thank you for the example you left us to follow, and I am sorry that I never took the time to tell you how much I loved you.

  9. Lisa Carroll March 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    candle 6I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ve always wished to be a bigger part of the Carroll side of my family, but it wasn’t in the cards. The times spent with you all was few and far between, but made a very big impact. Your parents were a role model to everyone, and knowing all they gave you in spirit and character, you will always be blessed.

  10. Sister Caire and Sister Cotto rscj March 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    This comes with our deepest compassion for your loss of your father and your mother not long ago. Both were very supportive parents of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles. They attended every event that was held there and you could count on them for anything. They raised beautiful children, strong in character, faith and intelligence. I especially remember Diane as a parent and Kathleen as a student. The Chemin de Fer was marked by the creative talent of Diane and Kathleen always had a book in her hands.
    Eliot, Diane’s son, spoke beautifully at only 5 years old, the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education.
    That is a memorable day for all of us. May God heal the empty space in your hearts and may Philippine Duchesne strengthen you each day as you all continue your Sacred Journey.

  11. Maureen Glavin, rscj March 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    The Academy of the Sacred Heart and the Religious of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles unite with the whole Carroll family with love and prayers at this time of loss.

  12. Ellen Thomasson March 7, 2017 at 6:56 am - Reply

    My sympathy to the family and friends of Gene Carroll. I knew him from his years at the Missouri History Museum, where he helped so many of us on the staff with his extensive knowledge of Charles Lindbergh and all aviation topics. He was always so kind and patient with everyone, and was a cherished member of the museum family.

  13. Mary Baronovic March 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    My parents, Joe and Joyce Fleming, traveled to Europe with Mr. and Mrs. Carroll several years ago and said what wonderful people they were. They were so kind and gracious to everyone they met: young, old, rich, poor, and of any race. We will miss them. Praying for the entire Carroll family.

  14. Mary Stodden March 8, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Suzanne and Gene are together again. Gene was always so thoughtful when Suzanne and I would get together – he would disappear doing whatever while Suzanne and I went out to lunch and then talk for several hours after lunch at their home. He dearly loved her and his children and grandchildren. He was immensly proud of all you and would speak, along with Suzanne, about all your accomplishments. Some of whom I knew, others I knew only by what Suzanne and Gene had to say about you.

  15. Steve and Mary Jo Hippe March 8, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    candle 5Gene Carroll was a Prince! He was kind, thoughtful, helpful and his Spirit of Generosity encouraged all the rest of us to be generous. Gene was loyal to the Academy of the Sacred Heart for decades. I will always remember his heartfelt eulogy given in memory of Sr. Patricia Steppe, rscj. If an entire family can be awarded
    “True Children of the Sacred Heart” then I nominate the Carroll Family lead by Gene Carroll.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy during this time of loss. Our world will not be the same without
    Gene and Suzanne in it. May God Bless each one in the Carroll family.

  16. Elizabeth Grygo March 9, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    candle 6Gene was a such a lovely man! Our most sincere sympathy to all members of the Carroll family during this time of loss.

  17. Janet Wilding March 9, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    candle 7Mr. Carroll touched my heart as a kind and generous father with generosity to spare for all of Ann’s friends. His love of travel and genuine curiosity about how all of our lives were progressing over the years was so inspiring. Rest In Peace, Mr. Carroll and much love to Jim and Ann.

  18. Barb Abeling March 9, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    candle 4Dear Gene, Laura, Diane, Anne and Kathleen, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was the epitome of a gentleman. I first met Gene and Suzanne when Diane and Anne were students at Duchesne and Kathleen tagged along at basketball games. When we moved next door to them in 1999, they immediately welcomed us into the neighborhood and for the next 12 years we treasured their friendship. They were so proud of their family and included us in many family events. No words of sympathy can ease the sorrow that is yours, but thoughts and loving memories last as long as time endures.

  19. Denise and Kevin Cassin March 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Anne and family,

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May your memories bring you some comfort at this difficult time. Much Love.

  20. Steven Call March 13, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

    To the family and friends of Gene Carrol,
    I am sorry for your loss. I knew Gene as a volunteer here at the Missouri Historical Society, where I work. I will remember Gene’s great generosity as well as his inspiring enthusiasm for aviation history and the Charles Lindbergh collection. We will miss him. He was a good a man.

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