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Mary Ann Carroll

June 19, 1921 - January 25, 2021

Mary Ann Carroll, age 99, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Born in Elkton, MD on June 19, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John Allen and Ann Irene (Sturgeon) Conway. Ann was a devoted wife and mother that took pride in being a homemaker. She always motivated her children to do well in school, and instilled in them to do their best while always being supportive and proud of them. Ann nursed her kids on sick days, readily sacrificing her own rest to ensure they were cared for through the night. She had a warm and supportive parenting style that allowed her children to flourish. Ann and her husband, Horace, were inseparable, and she became his devoted and loving caregiver during his final years of life.

She was an immaculate housekeeper, and still managed to keep her home pristine after becoming legally blind. Ann was famous for her signature home cooked meals in her family’s small kitchen, many of which her family attempts to duplicate, especially her multi-course Thanksgiving dinner. She couldn’t get enough of playing card games and delighted in jigsaw puzzles. Ann was a devout Catholic and very close to her sister, Rose Marie. She was humble, smart, quick-witted and comical. Ann was also empathetic as well as helpful to anyone in need, and never hesitated to strike up a conversation with a stranger. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly. Ann will be remembered as an amazing mother, loyal wife, caring friend, true believer and inspiration to all.

“Farewell and thank you from 3 lucky kids.”

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Horace E. Carroll and siblings, John Donald Conway, Paul Allen Conway and Rose Marie O’Conner. She is survived by her children, Charles “Chuck” Carroll (Lou Ann), Sue Ann Carroll and Thomas Carroll (Marti); grandchildren, Robert Carroll, Elizabeth Kaleugher (Dave), Joshua Carroll (Catherine), Jennifer Kitson (David Cook) and Ryan Kitson (Morgan); and great grandchildren, Alexandra, Camryn, Mia, Keegan and Sydney.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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8 Condolences for Mary Ann Carroll

  • Mary Ann left this world a better place by raising three amazing and caring children to carry on her legacy. Rest In Peace Mary Ann. ❤️

  • I had the great privilege to live next door to Ann when I moved to Newark. She was a great neighbor and was always willing to do as much as she could for herself and for others. I learned a lot from Ann during those 9 years and really appreciated her sense of humor. Though she had vision issues, she didn’t miss much and remembered much of what she read, heard or saw on the news. She was quite a character.

  • Tom, Chuck and Sue Ann, your mother was a lovely woman who inspired many with her grace, humor and compassion. I loved talking to her when Tom and Marti had family gatherings. She would reminisce Tom and Mike’s escapades in college. She always wanted to know about our girls and amazed that they had families of their own.
    Your mom leaves a beautiful legacy of accomplished, loving and empathetic children and grandchildren. One has even continued her love of cooking…Tom! She will surely be missed and loved.
    My prayers for all the Carrolls,

  • Dear Uncle Tom, Aunt Marti, and Josh,
    We were very sorry to hear about Mrs. Carroll’s passing. I know she was an important part of your lives and loved you all deeply. Sending love and virtual hugs.
    xoChristine, Rob, and Dexter

  • What a beautiful and true remembrance of Mrs. Carroll. I still remember her soft and beautiful hands. A true lady.
    My condolences to her family.

  • I have the fondest of memories of Aunt Ann and our childhood visits to the house was it 64 Augusta? I do remember my mother (Rosemarie) always writing Aunt Ann and talking on the phone for hours!
    I can only imagine the joy of the two sisters hugging again and talking for hours…. Aunt Ann you will be deeply missed by all who love you.
    Congratulations on a life well lived!
    Love Sandy & Dave Latham

  • Tom, Marti and Josh, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    Ted and Karen Williams

  • I was sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was truly a kind person and was a devoted member of Holy Family Church.
    I funny reminder that I will always remember is that she ironed everything!! She also spent a lot of time doing it. She was a funny and remarkable woman.