Harriet “Sam” I. Carroll of Chelmsford


Harriet “Sam” I. (Thornton) Carroll, 92, of Chelmsford died surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Palm Center in Chelmsford.

Born in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mattie Thornton. She graduated from Macon High School of Macon, GA with the class of 1943.

Harriet was a swimming instructor for the Red Cross.

She was a member of the Nabnasset Country Club of Westford.

Sam enjoyed playing golf and doing cross word puzzles.

She is survived by her son, Michael Carroll of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Patricia Meads of North Eastham, MA; a brother, John Thornton of Dun Woody, GA; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Sarah Thornton, retired USMA, of Camp Pendleton, CA. Memorial Contributions can be made in her name to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care 790 Turnpike St. Suite 302 North Andover, MA 01845 or Circle Home 847 Rogers St. Suite 201 Lowell, MA 01852.

At her request there were no services. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, CHELMSFORD, MA 978-251-4041.

  1. Laura says:

    With deepest condolences. Sam was an amazing neighbor, always with a smile and a hello. She will be missed!

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