Margaret Carroll obituary (1937 – 2021) – Windsor, CT
Margaret Bancroft Taylor Carroll died at home on October 13, 2021. She was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 18, 1937 to the late Thomas James Taylor, Jr., and Virginia Sims Rhen Taylor. After graduating from Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia in 1957, she married her 59-year-old husband, James Joseph Carroll, Jr., in 1960, then moved to West Hartford, where she was a resident until her dead. She has volunteered in the greater Hartford community with several organizations, including the Junior League of Hartford, where she chaired several committees and served as correspondent secretary; and Connecticut Public Broadcasting, where she served as secretary to the board, planned and co-chaired large fundraising campaigns, and participated in several auctions both live and off-air. She later worked at Trinity College in Hartford, retiring as director of donor relations. Margaret was an avid reader and political enthusiast. She also enjoyed spending time enjoying nature, especially birding and touring the Gulf Coast of Alabama. She is survived by her son, David Bancroft Carroll of Lexington, Massachusetts, her sister Virginia (Ginger) Taylor Otts and Ginger’s husband, Mac Otts of Mobile, Alabama, as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Thomas James Taylor, III. At her request, the cremation will be private, with arrangements by Carmon Funeral Homes in Windsor. For those wishing to make a gift in memory of Margaret, instead of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Carroll Family Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th floor, Hartford, CT 06106 for environmental purposes education and conservation, or the Taylor Family Fund of the Community Foundation of South Alabama, PO Box 990, Mobile, AL 36601-0990 for the purposes of environmental conservation, research, restoration and education. A longtime follower of nature and the Alabama Gulf Coast, her ashes will be scattered off the coast she loved. To leave a message of condolence online for his family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.
Posted by Hartford Courant on October 24, 2021.