Rest in Peace Marie Carroll MSS

Elderly woman sitting on chair

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Marie Carroll MSS died in the early hours of the morning on 20 September 2022, in Toowoomba, Queensland, aged 92 years. We extend our condolences to Marie’s family and friends, and to our community of women who are mourning the loss of this wonderful woman. Rest in Peace, Marie.

Watch a Replay of the Funeral Mass

A Thanksgiving Mass to celebrate Marie’s life was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Goodwood St, Toowoomba on Tuesday 27 September 2022. The burial took place afterwards at Garden of Remembrance Cemetery in Toowoomba.

To watch a replay of the funeral via livestream, click here.

A Little About Marie Carroll MSS

Marie was born in Harrisville, Queensland, in 1929, where she grew up. She joined the MSS in 1957, aged 28 years. Marie had been an MSS for more than 60 years, working in Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Some of her more interesting expressions of mission included working in the Emerald gem fields, 315km west of Rockhampton, Queensland. For a number of years, she was also part of the aerial ministry in the Diocese of Rockhampton where she and the priest pilot, Fr Terry Loth, would fly from Longreach to visit people living on the big and isolated cattle and sheep stations in the far south corner and western Queensland.