Thelma A. Kroll, R.N., 73
Northborough – Thelma A. (Parnell) Kroll, R.N., 73, died Wednesday June 16, 2010 at Radius Healthcare in Worcester after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and Addison disease.
She leaves her devoted husband of 49 years, Francis “Frank” J. Kroll; her son, Mark F. Kroll; her daughter, Lori Bourn, her husband Peter and their children, Lexi and Nash Bourn; her sister, Roberta Coady and her husband Thomas; a sister-in-law, Alice Georges; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born Sept. 19, 1936 in Woonsocket, R.I., the daughter of Robert A. and Thelma C. (Marshall) Parnell, she graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Milford and from Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1956. She worked at Framingham Union Hospital full- and part-time her entire career as a Registered Nurse, spanning close to 40 years.
Mrs. Kroll enjoyed watching her favorite Red Sox and Patriots teams, but, most of all, she enjoyed cheering for her grandchildren, Lexi and Nash, as they played basketball, baseball and soccer.
She was a charter member of the “Chapel Belles,” a social organization meeting weekly to discuss whatever warranted a discussion. She was a very vivacious and fun-loving person that vibrated with love and passion each day of her life with her family and friends. Most of her leisure time was spent at the ocean, which she loved; at Scarboro Beach in Rhode Island; and spending parts of winters in Largo, Fla. She enjoyed playing golf in Rhode Island at the “home course” with its fun-loving memories.
The family of Mrs. Kroll wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Radius Healthcare for their considerate caregiving and support. Also, an expression of thanks to Summit Eldercare of Grafton street for their help and support during Mrs. Kroll’s time of need.
A funeral Mass was held June 21 in St. Bernadette’s Church of Northborough, followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery of Hopkinton. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation, 505 Northern Blvd., Suite 200, Great Neck, NY 11021. For online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.
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