Sheila Maureen Carroll passed gently into the night on September 18, 2016, held in the loving embrace of her life partner of 18 years, Gabrielle White.
Sheila‘s greatest love was nature and being in it in every season. A passionate birder and gardener, she loved to observe the turn of a flower petal, the flight of a hawk, or listen to the nightly call of the barred owl. She took joy adventuring with Gabi in hiking and camping every chance they got, and mountain biking brought out her childlike nature and impish smile. She loved the woods and mountains and streams. She took great pleasure fly fishing with her brothers and father whenever the chance arose. In winter she reveled in making her own maple syrup and cross country skiing deep into the woods,discovering what that silence had to offer. Gabi and Sheila and their dogs shared these joys together.
She attended Wells College and later received her Masters in Education at UVA. She was an avid learner and loved gathering and sharing facts on a myriad of subjects.
She worked for New England School of Acupuncture ( MCPHS) as Director of Operations and loved her job and all the amazing people she worked with.
She is survived by her father Robert Carroll and his partner Linda of Maine, brothers Stephen Carroll and family and Thomas Carroll and family of Massachusetts, sister Judith Jaffarian and family of Florida, Samantha White and family of Florida, and Aaron White of Massachusetts. She is also survived by her many friends who were her extended family and brought so much joy into her life.
She will be cremated and her ashes will return to the places she loved per her request. In lieu of flowers please contribute to a local Trustees of The Reservation or similar organization to preserve open space in her name. Special thanks to Parlin Hospice Residence of Wayland for their loving care during her transition.
A celebration of her life will be scheduled in the coming months.
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