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Marion (Torrey) Carroll of Haverhill passed away peacefully at Penacook Place on September 30, 2016.
Born in Brockton on June 30, 1918, she was one of four children of Chester and Marie (Doucette) Torrey. She was educated in the Haverhill and Groveland public school systems and attended Haverhill High School.
Marion was a hard worker in the local shoe industry in order to help her family during the Great Depression. Later, she worked in area retail stores until 1971 when she became the seamstress at the Glynn Memorial Hospital, employed by the city of Haverhill. After her retirement in 1981, she worked part-time for several years at Destiny Publishers in Merrimac.
Marion was a member and former Deaconess of the Portland Street Baptist Church, and she served as a guide and driver for the blind at the outings provided by the Protestant Guild for the Blind in Haverhill.
Her interests included crocheting, knitting, and reading. She especially loved spending time with her family and was very close to her sisters.
Marion was predeceased by her husbands, Joseph Prime and Arthur Carroll; sister, Mildred Prime; brother, James Torrey; and son-in-law, Donald Nadeau.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Prime) Nadeau; her grandchildren, Matthew Nadeau and wife, Jennifer, Peter Nadeau and wife, Sarah, and Jill McDonough and husband, Kerry. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Emily, Christopher, Luke, Katherine, and Jace Nadeau, and Dylan and Daniel McDonough; sister, Shirley Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Friday morning, October 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral service at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  October 4, 2016
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