Mitchell Carroll

Dr. Mitchell Carroll “Mitch” of Milton, age 86, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (Hassett) Carroll for 58 years. Loving father of Lisa Leavitt and her husband Edward of Braintree, Judith Carroll of Quincy, Susan Gill and her husband Robert of Braintree, Mitchell D. Carroll and his wife Francine of Stoneham, and Nancy Trotta and her husband Vincenzo of Braintree. Devoted grandfather of Aidan Leavitt of Braintree, Andrew Gill of Braintree, Mitchell J. and Grace Carroll of Stoneham, and Madeline, Benjamin, Amelia and Samuel Trotta of Braintree. Son of the late Charles and Penelopi Carroll of Natick, son-in-law of the late Jeremiah and Mary Hassett of Brighton, and brother of Mary and the late Richard Potter of Natick. Predeceased by Olga and Joe Cozzolino of Worcester, Alex Carroll of New Hampshire, Margaret and Charles Kilty of Weymouth, Marie and Lawrence Prior of Braintree, Jeremiah Hassett of Brighton and Ellen Connors of Plymouth. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts Medical School, Dr. Carroll served in the Navy Reserve as a Lt. Commander. Dr. Carroll was a vascular and general surgeon, practicing in Dorchester and Milton while serving as the Chief of Surgery at Carney Hospital. Deriving pure joy from sharing his knowledge, Mitch was an instructing professor at Boston University School of Medicine.

He was an avid golfer, woodworker, gardener and overall Renaissance man. Mitch cherished his beloved dogs, Behr and Opi. A tremendously brilliant and talented man, his greatest gifts were his kind heart and sense of humor. The eternal optimist, Mitch lived his life by a guiding principle that “life is good”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday September 21, 2018 at 9:00am in Saint Agatha Church, East Milton Square.  Visiting hours on Thursday 4-8PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton.  Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society/Melanoma Research Alliance and the Seasons Hospice in Milton.