Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Nov. 30, 2018
Mrs. Mary E. (Siess) Carroll
1926 - 2018
Mrs. Mary E. (Siess) Carroll, 92, of Buena Vista Road,
Blue Ride Summit, PA passed away Wednesday evening,
November 28, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family.
Born February 5, 1926 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the
daughter of the late Charles A. and Edna G. (Lewis) Siess.
She lived her early life in the Waynesboro area before
moving to Washington, D.C. in 1940.
Mrs. Carroll was a graduate of Eastern High School, Washington, D.C. with the
Class of 1944.
She and her late husband, Albert B. "Ben" Carroll, were married May 10, 1946 in the
Holy Comforter Church, Washington, D.C. Following the marriage, they lived in Silver
Spring, MD until 1974 when they moved to their residence in Blue Ridge Summit. Mr.
Carroll passed away May 24, 2001.
Mrs. Carroll was a loving mother and homemaker in addition to working as a
bookkeeper for the family business from the mid 1950's until the late 1990's.
Mrs. Carroll was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church, Blue Ridge Summit. She was
an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, cooking,
gardening, and painting.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael
Carroll; and three siblings, Dorothy Lloyd, Charles Siess, and Thomas Siess.
She was the last of her immediate family.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mary "Max" Carroll of Silver Spring, MD; seven
children, Timothy Carroll and his partner Eileen O'Hara of Burtonsville, MD, Daniel
Carroll of Fort Ashby, WV, Robert Carroll and his wife Anne of Blue Ridge Summit,
Melanie Turner and her husband Edward of Shepherdstown, WV, Matthew Carroll and
his wife Jennifer of Boonsboro, MD, Mark Carroll of Blue Ridge Summit, and Michelle
Phillips and her husband Melvin of Blue Ridge Summit; 14 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 1, 2018 in
St. Rita's Catholic Church, 13219 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, PA with Rev.
Peter DiTomasso officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fairfield, PA.
The family will receive friends for a public viewing one hour prior to the service
Saturday morning in the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cactotin Pregnancy Center,
P.O. Box 1168, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or to Heartland Hospice, 417 Phoenix Dr. Unit
A, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com