Joan Yates Carroll, 82, she sang beautifully

Joan Yates Carroll was born in Philadelphia on June 18, 1933. Her parents were Dr. Daniel A. Yates and Katherine Wookie Yates.

Joan graduated from Mount St. Joseph’s Academy and from Chestnut Hill College, both in Philadelphia. She majored in Speech and Drama. She sang beautifully. She married John Gallagher immediately after college and they had nine children. One of them, Daniel Gallagher, predeceased her.

She is survived by John Gallagher and the other eight: Kate, Alice, Elizabeth Manai (Lonnie), Cecilia Roan (Timothy), Germaine Fountain, Eileen, Michael, and Ruth. She also had eleven grandchildren.

She and Frank Carroll met again in 1997 – they had been friends since college days. They married in 1999, and had joyous years together.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 15th, 2016. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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