John A. (Jack) Carroll Jr.
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DOVER- John A. (Jack) Carroll Jr., 72, of Dover, died on Thursday, March 1. Mr. Carroll was born in Boston and was the son of the late Gertrude Feeney Carroll and John A. Carroll Sr., of Holbrook and Dennis, MA. He leaves his son John Maxwell Carroll, also of Dover; four brothers, Paul M. Carroll and his wife Christine, of Marshfield, MA; Kevin R. Carroll, of Yarmouth, MA; William J. Carroll, of Hyannis, MA; and David P. Carroll, of Harwich, MA; his sister, Ellen Carroll Sullivan and her husband Gregory V. Sullivan, of Hingham, MA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Mr. Carroll graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA, in 1963 and attended St. Leo’s College in St. Leo, FL. “Jackie C,” as he was fondly referred to by his family and friends, worked for many years in Boston where he managed a number of fine restaurants before relocating to southern Vermont where he worked in the ski and tourism industry. He enjoyed fishing with his brothers in the Caribbean and on the Cape. He loved reading, travelling, entertaining, and skiing, but his greatest joy in life by far was being a father to his son Max.

Known for having a heart of gold, he was smart, generous, kind, loyal, charming, and had a wonderful sense of humor which endeared him to everyone. He hated Trump. Mr. Carroll was a self-proclaimed, “handsome devil” and “ladies man.” He was the king of sarcasm and no one could deliver a joke or embellish a story quite like him. He was also a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His most famous tune was “The Mongoose Song,” which he wrote and recorded with his cherished son Max. His number two hit was his original, solo, acoustic version of, “Jackie C the Maître d.”

Mr. Carroll was the organizer and host of the infamous Carroll Family Reunion which took place in Vermont in 2013, where he was able to perfect his Wolverine impersonation. He was at his finest sitting around the campfire with his family, playing his guitar, singing songs, spinning tales, telling jokes, and being outrageously inappropriate.

Mr. Carroll fought a tough battle with leukemia over the last 18 months but was recently pleased that he had been able to gain a few needed pounds and that the ladies were “starting to check him out again.” He was larger than life, quite the character, everybody’s favorite, and truly was one handsome devil.

There will be a celebration of life for Mr. Carroll to be held this spring in Vermont.

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