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Mary Margaret O'Carroll

3/1/1935 - 1/17/2019 OBITUARY

Mary Margaret (Maryjoan) O'Carroll (nee deTranaltes) was born March 1, 1935 on the upper west side of Manhattan, the sixth of seven siblings and the last to pass away. Mary is survived by her sons John, Robert, Joseph, and Kevin. Mary is pre-deceased by her husband of 34 years, John, and her sons Thomas and Patrick who both passed away in 2018. She has twelve grandchildren (Patrick, Nicole, Ashley, Timothy, Kelli, Joseph, Sean, Meagan, Emma, Kieran, Brandon, and Kiel), and six great-grandchildren (Mikayla, Haley, Lily, Gracy, Emily, and Patrick) with a seventh on the way. Mary had 31 nieces and nephews, as the deTranaltes family was quite prolific. Mary stepped out into the work force after her fifth son was born in 1964, working as a key punch operator at a major bank. After her 6th son was born in 1968, Mary had a few jobs but would eventually wind up at the ASPCA. She worked for 25 years at the ASPCA, advancing her way up to membership coordinator until her retirement at age 65. Mary traveled extensively after her retirement, visiting Ireland, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hawaii, Alaska, California, New Orleans, Florida, and of course, Las Vegas. She also went on a number of Caribbean cruises. She enjoyed board and card games (especially Pokeno), was an avid reader, and really enjoyed shaking hands with those one arm bandits down Atlantic City way. For a few years, she was a thoroughbred race horse owner with numerous winner's photos; her favorites were THEPROMOMROE & MEMORIES OF LINDA. Amazingly, Mary maintained her quick wit right to the end. She still would ask "how's your Mom" to most anyone she interacted with. It was a question I almost always heard and answered whenever I would visit. Mary volunteered at the Mary Manning Home in her retirement; she also worked at the local parish house, where she regularly called the bingo games, and ran bus trips to Atlantic City for the senior citizens. She unfortunately succumbed to complications from dementia, which she battled for the later years of her life. The world is certainly a better place from all her life's endeavors. VISITATION Monday, January 21 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM John Krtil Funeral Home 1297 1st Avenue, New York, NY MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, January 22 10:00 AM Our Lady of Good Council RC Church 230 East 90th Street, New York, NY INTERMENT St. Raymond's Cemetery 2600 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY

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