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Josephite Fr. Carroll dies at 84

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Josephite Father John A. Carroll, former pastor of St. Joseph Church in Alexandria, died Nov. 20 at the Josephite Senior Residence in Washington at age 84.

A Josephite for more than half a century, he was ordained June 4, 1966. His first assignment was at Epiphany Apostolic College and then St. Vincent De Paul Seminary in Beaumont, Texas.

His first parish was Our Mother of Mercy Church in Beaumont. He also served in parishes in Houston, New Orleans and Mobile, Ala. He served as pastor of St. Joseph from 1989 to 1997. His last assignment was pastor of the Church of the Incarnation in Washington, where he served for two decades until his retirement in 2021.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Nov. 24 at Church of the Incarnation. He was interred at Cedar Grove Cemetery in South Boston.

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