Baileyville – Richard Lawrence Carroll, 86, passed away at his home on June 16, 2020. Richard was born in Winchester, MA on Christmas day, 1933, son of Stephen and Ethel (Delaney) Carroll.
He grew up in Belmont, MA where he graduated Belmont High School, class of 1951. Richard was drafted into the US Army. He was sent to Korea and served with the 2nd and 7th infantry divisions in the Armor Tanks unit. Once he returned home, he attended the University of Massachusetts where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and transportation. During his senior year, Richard was awarded an apprenticeship with Emery Worldwide, he ended up staying with the company for the next 29 years. He retired from Emery Worldwide as regional manager for the Canadian Maritime Provinces, last stationed in Halifax. Soon after Richard relocated to Baileyville where he became an active member of his community. He held the position of Chaplin with American Legion William T. Wren Post 23 in Baileyville and earned his 4th degree with The Knights of Columbus. Richard was a member of St. James the Greater R.C. Church and he enjoyed bowling at the Spednic Club in Baileyville.
Richard will be remembered by the many lives he touched throughout the years included friends, Dr. Earl Baker and his wife June of Nova Scotia and MA, Pat Yardley, Lisa and Derek Howard, Norman, Jamie, Paula, Joy, Sharon and Lisa; he is also survived by his companion, Smokie the cat.
Visiting hours will be held 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Kevin J. Martin, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside St., Baileyville. Burial will take place at a later date at Belmont Cemetery in MA. Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to The American Legion, Post 23, PO Box 775, Baileyville, ME 04694. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.