Pearl D. Carroll of the Bridgewater Retirement Community in Bridgewater, Va., formerly of Montclair, died peacefully on March 1, 2021. She was 94.

Mrs. Carroll was born to Marie and Evans Duplantis in Westwego, La., in 1927. 

After beginning her career in the offices of the cotton mills in Louisiana, she rose to become the head of shipping and demurrage for Mobile Oil Corp. in Manhattan. She was the first woman to hold this position.

Known for her generosity, she was treasured by her family and loved ones. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy C. Fallon; sister, Patricia Keiser of Indiana; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, mathematics professor Thomas F. Carroll. 

Services were private. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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