In Loving Memory of Margaret Ashley Carroll

December 16, 1922
Bridgeport, CT
December 04, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Friday, 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

December 06, 2019


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 a.m.


St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
CT 06824

December 07, 2019

Family Gathering


Mercy Learning Center

637 Park Avenue,
CT 06604

Margaret Ashley Carroll

Margaret Ashley Carroll, wife of the late William J. Carroll, Sr. passed away on December 4, 2019 at the Carolton Convalescent Home a few days before her 97th birthday. Born in Bridgeport, Ct. the daughter of the late Ambrose and Mary McCullough Ashley, she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 70 years. She attended St. Augustine grammar school and graduated from Central High School in 1940. She then worked at General Electric until her marriage when she moved to Fairfield, Ct. Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a love for life, and the church. She made everyone’s life she was a part of that much more pleasant and happy. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her daughter Susan Catalano and her husband Joseph of Greenwich, daughter Patricia of Fairfield, son Robert Carroll and partner Michael Collado of Stamford, grandchildren Jessica Catalano of Fairfield, Alyssa Ferenz (Brian) of Pound Ridge NY, and Krista Pietrafeso (Michael) of Cos Cob, and great grandchildren Ella, Josie and Clara Pietrafeso and Levi and Calvin Ferenz. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her son William Jr., sisters Rita Doremus and Anne Ashley and brother William Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers friends may consider a contribution in Margaret’s memory to Mercy Leaning Center of Bridgeport, Inc., 637 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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7 Guestbook Entries for Margaret Ashley Carroll

  1. Dear Sue,Patty,Bobby and family,so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.You all now have an angel watching over you .Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.Eileen & Jimmy

  2. Dear Sue, Patty,Bobby and family,so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.You all now have an angel watching over you .Much Love, Eileen & Jimmy

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Carroll’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and a very special woman. I will always remember stopping by after school to take Chelsea out and have a nice chat in the kitchen with your mother. My deepest condolences I have you all in my thoughts.

  4. Dear Sue, Patty, Bobby, and family- So sorry for your loss. I hope that all the fond and loving memories of your mom sustain you through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Bobby, Pat & Susan,
    I am sending my sincerest sympathy on your mom going to heaven. You were blessed with an absolutely wonderful mother who had a great sense of humor. I remember being in church with a very boring homily and your mom would look at me & roll her eyes 😂
    I remember her teaching me to make the nylon net balls that were sold at the Ladies Guild Christmas Bazaars. I understand how you feel because my mom went to heaven in May.
    May God and good memories always bring you comfort ❤️