CARROLL, Marguerite

CARROLL,

Marguerite Regina

Margaret Regina Carroll, BS, MA, MT (ASCP), originally from Xenia, Ohio, died Thursday, November 10, 2022 at her home. She was the daughter of Charles A. and Emma (Loose) Carrell. She was a graduate of the former St. Brigid Parish Secondary School in Xenia (class of 1942). She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton (1945) and a Master of Arts from Central Michigan University (1984) with a major in Management and Supervision: Health Care Administration. In 1978, she was certified as a clinical laboratory scientist by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel.

During her professional career at Miami Valley Hospital, she served as an educational supervisor, education coordinator, and education program director for the medical technology and cytotechnology programs in the hospital’s diagnostic laboratories. Since the hospital offered the final year to university students enrolled in medical technology programs, Margaret was appointed clinical assistant professor of medical technology at the University of Dayton and adjunct assistant professor of medical technology at Wright State University. .

After her official retirement, she was awarded the Golden Service Award in 1999 by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science in recognition of her longstanding support of society and the profession at the highest level.

She was a member and secretary of the St. Brigid Parish Building Committee (1993-96), board member of Toward Independence (1990-99), life member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton , where she previously served on the curriculum committee and volunteered as a liaison or moderator for eleven seminars (1999-2012). She was currently a member of the executive committee and past president of the Golden Flyers Alumni Association at the University of Dayton. While at St. Brigid’s Church, Margaret proposed, then organized and implemented, with the help of an energetic committee, the only known modern “renewal of marriage vows” ceremony at St. Brigid. The church ceremony was followed by a free festive banquet for 50 married couples in the church school dining hall (2009). Margaret was also instrumental in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the church’s parish activity center, as well as St. Brigid’s parish coordinator for blood drives with the Community Blood Center of Dayton for 18 year. On December 29, 2014, she coordinated her 54th and final blood drive at the parish.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles R. Carroll, a special faith group of inspiring and supportive friends, Jim and Ann Stewart, John and Paula Zaino, Patricia Neville, and David and Rita Ryer, her health care advocates home. ; Claudette Wheeler, Tina Knisley, Krystal Koverman, Christine Koverman, Brenda DeBord, Jan Bazell, Melissa Melendez and Aleta Willett, as well as hundreds of alumni of Miami Valley Hospital, University of Dayton and Wright State University .

A Christian burial mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, 312 Fairground Rd., Xenia. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday, until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Brigid Memorial Program, 258 Purcell Ave., Xenia, OH, 45385, Greene County Library Foundation, PO Box 520, Xenia, OH 45385, or Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, (XARSC), 338 S. Progress Dr., Xenia, OH 45385, in his memory. Condolences may be presented to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.

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