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CARROLL, Brian Cushing 79, of Brewster, MA, passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2017 surrounded by family following a long illness. Brian was born to Dr. Francis B. and Helen (Collins) Carroll in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1937. He graduated from Newton High School, Newton, MA, class of 1955. He attended the University of Notre Dame, and Tufts Medical School. After a brief tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force, he began his medical career as an anesthesiologist. He moved to Hopkinton, NH in 1972, and became the first Chief of Emergency Services at Concord Hospital. In 1980, he opened Family Physicians of Hopkinton (later Family Tree Health Care), and cared for the people in his community for the remainder of his career. He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Lois (Lane) Carroll, loving father of James G. Carroll of Springfield, MA, F. Brian Carroll and his wife Brooke of Gaithersburg, MD, the late Andrew J. Carroll of Hopkinton, NH, David L. Carroll and his wife Taylor of Epping, NH, and Jennifer Lane Bockius and her husband Greg of Hopkinton, NH. He leaves his cherished grandchildren (who know him as Cush): Andrew, Zanaya, Molly, Donovan, Amelia, Liam, and Gwenna Rose. He was the loving brother of Joan (Carroll) Beggs and her husband John of Naples, FL, and John Carroll and his wife Karen of Orleans, MA. Brian also leaves behind countless other family and friends that were touched by his life. He will be missed for his compassionate demeanor, dry wit, and boundless curiosity. He was a gifted physician, with a calm bedside manner that allowed him to suture a wound with the expertise of a seamstress (but somehow never quite found the ability to sew on a button). In retirement, the construction of boats, furniture, stone walls, and musical instruments filled his free time. Travel, walks on the beach, playing music, and the company of Lois, his beloved wife, partner and friend brought him great joy. His near mythical ability to make scrambled eggs, his boundless ability to amuse his grandchildren, and the reckless abandon with which he washed dishes will be sorely missed. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 21st at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans, MA. A funeral mass will be held on February 22nd at 11 am at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster, MA. A celebration of Brian's life will be held within the next two weeks in Hopkinton, NH. Details on social media to follow. In honor of Brian we ask that you look for humor in difficult situations, follow your passions, and above all else, be kind to others. For online condolences, please visit . View the online memorial for Brian Cushing CARROLL
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