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Chantal G McCarroll, 96

Chantal G McCarroll, 96, of Lawrenceville, NJ, passed away quietly in her home with her beloved husband, Bill, by her side, June 1st, 2021.

Chantal was born in Paris, France, July 2, 1924.

Chantal came to the US in 1937 and resided in Philadelphia, PA. During her time in Lawrenceville, Chantal became an active member of her community. She was a co-founder of the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church Preschool. Chantal was the founder and president of the Friends of the Lawrenceville Library. She also was the secretary at the Princeton Historical Society. Chantal worked as the administrative assistant to the Director of the Counseling Department at Mercer County Community College until her retirement.

Chantal greatly enjoyed traveling, with two of her favorite places being Normandy, France, and Gandy’s Beach, NJ.  She had a high appreciation for the arts.  Chantal frequented museums and galleries.  Her favorite artist was always her endearing husband Bill, whose work has been displayed in local galleries and their home.  Chantal loved to crochet, knit, and a master at needlepoint, which became a decorative staple in her home for visitors to view.   She and Bill shared a love for gardening; walking through their backyard became an enchanting experience. Chantal was an avid reader who found delight and had respect for all literary genres.

Chantal is survived by her husband, William H McCarroll; a daughter Monique Crossley and her husband, Leonard, of Danville, PA; a son, Marcus McCarroll of Keene, NH; a granddaughter, Amy Gendek Rusignuolo and her husband, Peter, of Monmouth Junction, NJ, Eugene Gendek and his wife, Angie, of Bordentown, NJ. A daughter, Marthe, and her husband, Eugene Gendek, predeceased her. A daughter Marianne McCarroll-Powell (predeceased) and her husband Dave Powell of Stockton, CA. Chantal also leaves behind her six grandsons; Robert A Spahr, Jr, Ryan P Spahr, Peter L Rusignuolo, Jacob W Gendek, Samuel I Gendek, and Nicholas J Gendek.

A funeral service celebrating the life Chantal is being held at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville at 11 am Saturday, June 12. The church’s policy is to please wear a mask indoors. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. Condolences are welcome at www.wilsonapple.com.

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