Justin Michael Carroll
CANAAN — Justin Michael Carroll, 39, a lifelong area resident died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in New Haven. Justin worked as a professional automobile mechanic at Jim’s Garage in North Canaan and also for Arnold’s Garage in North Canaan for many years.
Born March 21, 1983, in Sharon, he was the son of Joseph Carroll of Canaan, and Debra (Murphy) Mordecai of Winsted. Justin was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, class of 2001. He attended the Automotive Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute and received a certificate in Skilled Automotive Technology and Repair. In his spare time, Justin liked playing video games and building personal computers. He was an avid trout fisherman and reader as well. He was a former member of the North West Connecticut Gun Club.
Justin is survived by his daughter, Natalie Carroll of Port Richey, Florida; his mother, Debra Mordecai and her husband Daniel; his father, Joseph Carroll and his companion Lisa Seley; three brothers, Tyler Carroll of New Milford, Alexander Carroll (Kate Boyen) of Winsted and Tyler Gelbar of Taiwan; his sister, Regan Carroll and her husband Michael Hogan of Southfield, Massachusetts; his nephew, Remington Hogan and his niece, Lillian Hogan of Southfield and several, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. following visitation. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Youth Challenge of CT, Inc., 15-17 May Street, Hartford, CT 06105 or To Write Love On Her Arm (TWLOHA) P.O. Box 2203, Melbourne, FL 32902. To send an online condolence to the family, plant a tree in Justin’s memory or to send flowers, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com