James Patrick Carroll, of Easton, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 13th, with his loving family by his side. He was 56 years old. Jim was born in Norwalk to the late Ellenrose and Bill Carroll and attended St. Phillips Elementary and Central Catholic High School. He received a business degree from St. Anselm College. Jim loved sports playing baseball and football in high school and rugby in college. He worked in Boston before moving back to Norwalk to join his father at the William Carroll Insurance Agency.
He reached his goal of becoming his own boss when he became the owner of the agency after his father retired. Customers, friends and family were always stopping in at “the office” to talk about life, sports, politics and maybe a little insurance. Being his own boss gave Jim the flexibility to do the things he enjoyed; seeing his kids off to school in the morning, volunteering as a reading helper at Samuel Staples, coaching various sports, chaperoning field trips, reffing high school and college football, and working in the booth at Barlow during field hockey and lacrosse games to name a few.
He was always up for a challenge whether it was running a marathon or building a deck with his buddy John. Jim was an honest and true gentleman who had a terrific sense of humor. He loved going for runs, playing golf with John, Walshy and any nephew to make a foursome, watching Survivor with Erin, cruising in his Jeep with Molly, getting away for the weekend with Eileen, hanging out in Jimmy’s bar and celebrating Jaiméfest.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Eileen; his three children John, Molly and Erin; sister, Maura (John) Walsh; brothers Terry (Maggie), Mike (Aileen), Bryan, Sean (Jen); in-laws, John and Eileen Faley; sister-in-law, Maryanne (John); brothers-in-law, John (Susan), Kevin (Beth) and Michael (Kathy); and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
We love you Jim – Freedom!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends and family may call Monday June 20, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Rd., Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Jim’s name to the Fairfield County Football League’s Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, 158 Knowlton St. Stratford, CT 06615 or The Glioblastoma Foundation https://glioblastomafoundation.org/