Laurence Bradner Carroll - age: 73
(March 16, 1945 to May 27, 2018
A Celebration of Lanny’s Life service will be held Friday, June 8 at 1:00 at The First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 301 Cottage Rd. South Portland. Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco is respectfully handing the arrangements. Proudly providing service to our Veterans.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 or Community Crisis Ministries, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106.
Scarborough - Laurence Bradner Carroll III, a young age 73, died May 27th at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House from metastatic cancer diagnosed only last September. A gentle, loving, elegant, and competent man loved by many, he handled this last challenge with his usual great dignity, love, and consideration for his family.
Son of Elizabeth Longstreth Carroll and the late Laurence Carroll Jr., he grew up in Hagerstown, MD with his beloved younger sister Janet Stanford. Always interested in music, he mastered piano and clarinet. A Navy scholarship to Yale in 1963 provided a place on the lightweight crew, a gig as a Yale radio DJ, and a degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences. To complete his 5-year military obligation, Lanny served as lieutenant at the naval nuclear power headquarters in Washington DC. At the same time, he attend Georgetown Law School at night. Lanny moved to Cape Elizabeth in 1973 and practiced law in Portland until his retirement.
In 1985, Lanny married Nancy Apel Altenburg and they blended their families of 5 children. Lanny and Nancy shared love and life, enjoying rich friendships, travel (including a trip to the Galapagos in April), tent camping, hiking, and time with their growing family. For the last ten years they divided their time between Scarborough, Maine and Naples, Florida where Lanny was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples.
Lanny is survived by his beloved wife Nancy, and four of his children and their spouses: Garth and Heather Altenburg, Amy and Allison Scobie-Carroll, Alison and Justin Carignan, and Stephanie and Johnathan Bernard, as well as his nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Laurence Carroll, and daughter, Julie Altenburg.