Carroll J. Hoffman, 86, of Westborough


Westborough – Carroll J. Hoffman, 86, passed away at Beaumont of Westborough March 8, 2019. He had a long, valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born Jan. 28, 1933 in Newton, the son of Carrol J. and Evelyn (Baird) Hoffman.

Carroll leaves his wife, Marcia Hoffman; son Bradley and his wife Lisa of Matthews, N.C.; daughter Gretchen of Sudbury; and step-son James Hallock and his wife Dianne of Walpole. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Alexander, Christian, Elizabeth, Jamie and Jayden Hoffman and Matthew Hallock. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Rollyn Hoffman and Harriet Miller.

Carroll graduated from Tufts University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He specialized in designing optics technology for submarines, reconnaissance systems, and spectrometers.

He was a member of the Siloam Lodge of Masons of Westborough.

Carroll loved the changing of the seasons and looked forward to the activities each season provided. He kept fit and exercised regularly; he enjoyed running, wind surfing, golfing, taking walks, and ballroom dancing. He loved going to the beach, especially for the Hoffman family gatherings in Rockport.

He was a kind, gentle man who enjoyed using his engineering and “fix-it” skills to help his family and friends.

There will be a memorial service to honor Carroll Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m., at the Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 West Main St. There are no formal calling hours, however there will be a time for food and visitation with the family following the service.

Carroll’s family would like to thank the staff in Fairbanks Neighborhood at Beaumont, Westborough, Salmon VNA & Hospice, Family Tree Home Health and Visiting Angels for their compassionate care.

Donations in Carroll’s honor can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (, 72 East Concord St., Room C3, Boston, MA 02118.

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