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Vicky McAllister Carroll, 62, of Spotsylvania County passed away gently Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2012, in her sleep at home. She had fought a recent illness heroically, inspiring all who knew and loved her deeply.
Born on the Fourth of July, 1950, in Philadelphia, the daughter of George Frederick McAllister and Virginia Middleton McAllister, Vicky graduated from Abraham Lincoln High and worked as a service representative with C&P Telephone
She met her future husband, Sean Carroll, in Annapolis, Md., and they were married in June 1977. They travelled to numerous duty stations, during which time she gave birth to two beautiful and loving daughters. They moved to Upper Marlboro, Md., in 1983, where she was involved in civic and school associations.
Vicky started a new career as a systems analyst in 1993 with Techmatics Inc. in Arlington and moved with her family to the Fredericksburg area. She also worked at Anteon and Alion corporations near the Washington Navy Yard, retiring in January 2012.
Vicky was a beautiful, wonderful person with a love of life she expressed passionately through her family and friends. She traveled the world and enjoyed decorating, visiting fine art museums, theater, collecting antiques and cooking fine cuisine and comfort food. But her greatest joy of all was expressing her love of life with those she loved so deeply.
She is survived by her loving husband, Sean; two daughters, Lauren Carroll of Buffalo, N.Y., and Allison Carroll of Fredericksburg; and her sisters, Patricia Keating of Philadelphia, Dorothy Kurek of New Jersey and Debbie Redfield of Little Rock, Ark. Vicky was also particularly fond of her nieces, Tricia Stapf of Philadelphia and Donna Danifo of Sicklerville, N.J. She was especially close with her loving cousin, John Johnson of Fredericksburg, his wife Marcia, and their children Matthew, Clint, Hannah and Katie.
Family will receive friends at noon Monday, Nov. 5, at St. George's Episcopal Church, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to mullinsthomp sonfredericksburg.com.