Vincent C Carroll, OFM
1935 – 1998
Fr. Vincent (Camillus) Carroll, OFM, was born on Aug. 24, 1935 in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from St. Teresa Elementary School and Bishop Timon High School, Buffalo, before enrolling in St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., in 1953. He was received into St. Raphael’s Novitiate, Lafayette, N.J., in 1955. He professed solemn vows in 1959 and was ordained in 1962.
After his final year of theological studies, Fr. Vincent was assigned to his Timon alma mater, where he taught English and religion, and became involved in guidance counseling. During those years, he took courses at Niagara, N.Y., University and Canisius College, Buffalo, earning a master’s degree in counseling from Canisius.
In 1978, he did a sabbatical at the Washington Theological Union, then stayed on as treasurer of Holy Name College and assistant director of formation. He returned to Buffalo in 1982 as guardian and pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish. He left St. Pat’s in 1988 for Assumption Parish, Wood-Ridge, N.J., where he spent two years before moving to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, where he did regular ministry at the shrine and at the Archdiocesan Catholic Aids Hospice. In 1998, he moved to the Bronx, N.Y., where he served as assistant director of the affiliation program at Holy Cross Friary and part-time parochial vicar at the nearby parish.
He died on Nov. 26, 1998 in an automobile accident. Fr. Vincent was 63 years old, a professed Franciscan friar for 43 years and a priest for 36 years.