William John Carroll, Sr., 55, 18 Bradley Drive, Potsdam passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 6:55 a.m. with his wife Mary by his side.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, with Father Gary Giroux officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ogdensburg. William will be waked on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Frary Funeral Home from 2 - 5 and 6 -8 p.m.
William was born on August 20, 1955 the son of the late Charles J. and Dorothy (Ferris) Carroll in Ogdensburg. He was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Conroy Catholic School and a 1973 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy. In 1975, he graduated from Canton ATC and in 1977 he received a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam in Sociology/Education. In 1982, he received his permanent N.Y.S teaching certificate in Secondary Social Studies.
Bill married Mary M. Ashley of Ogdensburg on December 10, 1977 at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Father John Yonkovig officiating.
Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Mary Ashley Carroll; their children, Catherine Lauren (Matthew Morley) of Ogdensburg, William John Jr. of Potsdam and Jordan Elizabeth Carroll of Albany; grandchildren, Jack William and Brynn Elizabeth Morley; his sisters, Sharon L. Carroll of Syracuse and Tammie (Bill) Bromley of Ogdensburg, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Charles J. in February 1994; his mother, Dorothy (Ferris) in October 2009 and brother Charles J. Jr. in January 2009.
Upon graduating from SUNY Potsdam, he was hired as a permanent substitute by the Ogdensburg City School District. Bill was employed by the Ogdensburg Building Supply/Triple "A" Lumber, Inc. for over 35 years in various positions. In 1979, he became the manager of the Triple "A" Lumber store in Potsdam. In 1987, he earned the title of Vice President for the corporation and in 2005 he also became the Director of Human Resources. He was a member of the St. Lawrence/Jefferson County Home Builders Association and held several offices over the years. In addition, he represented Triple "A" Lumber at several Do It Best Corporation conventions and Northern New York Lumber Dealers Association events.
Bill was a founding member of Potsdam's Kiwanis Club in 1989. He also sat on the St. Mary's School of Potsdam advisory board over twelve years and served as the chair of the buildings and grounds committee. Bill was a member of St. Mary's parish Potsdam.
Bill enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, and a well-earned reputation as a trivia expert- especially with regards to a wide variety of music.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Marguerite D'Youville Academy, 315 Gates Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center, 5 Lyon Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Online condolences can be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com.