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Zora R. Carroll

November 9, 1937 ~ July 3, 2020 (age 82)


Zora R. (Parison) Carroll, 82 of Cherry Valley, formerly of Curtisville, West Deer Township died Friday July 3, 2020 at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born November 9, 1937 in Clinton Township to the late John and Anna (Poivchak) Parison. Zora grew up in Clinton Township attending Mars High School. She also received her Bachelors in Nursing from CCAC as well as an associate degree in Religious Studies.  Zora worked as a Registered Nurse for Allegheny General Hospital in the Cardiac Unit for over 18 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Bairdford, a life member of West Deer VFD#1, Culmerville and the Order of Franciscans, Pittsburgh. Zora was one of the original volunteer EMT’s for West Deer EMS. She also taught CCD at St. Victor Church and sung in the church choir. Zora enjoyed gardening, baking though enjoyed spending time with her family the most.

Survivors include her children Dr. Peter J. (Regina) Carroll, Jr. of Willow Grove, PA, David J. (Mary Kay) Carroll of Bridgeville, James M. (Judy) Carroll of Harrison, Thomas P. Carroll of Canonsburg, Mark A. (Kelly) Carroll of Curtisville, Helen Ann (David) Reedy of Fairmont, WV and Barbara J. (Robert) Buonaspina of Canton, OH; grandchildren Autumn, Zachary, Chad, Shawn, Christopher, Heather, Peter, Mikyla, Morgan, Kami, Vincent, Kayden and Molly, great-grandchildren Aubrey, Avery, Addison, Kaitlyn, Riley, Margaret, Christopher, Hunter and Kaylee, siblings Mildred Varos, Alice “Sherry” Davis and Eva Varos all of Florida, John (Jane) Parison of Sarver, Nancy Beidenbach of NV, Michael and Nicholas Parison both of Butler, Antoinette Fletcher of OH, Joseph Parison of Mars and Mary (Donald) Eyth of Houston, TX.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband she married, June 24, 1954, Peter J. Carroll, Sr. and her siblings Helen Cole, Diana Beidenbach, Mary Parison and Thomas Parison.

Due to the recent change in Covid-19 regulations, limiting the number of people to 25, a private family visitation will be held and a private family Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Bairdford with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating, Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be sent to West Deer VFD #1, 1520 Saxonburg Blvd, Tarentum, PA, 15084. View obituary and leave condolences at

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Mass Covid-19 regulations - Private Family only because of the Limit to 25

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish - Bairdford
527 Bairdford Road
Bairdford, PA 15006

Visitation - Covid-19 regulations

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076


West Deer VFD #1
1520 Saxonburg Blvd., Tarentum PA 15084
Tel: 1-724-265-1380

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