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Teresa (Carroll) Needleman

October 9, 1964 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 55)

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Teresa (Carroll) Needleman , age 55, of Brockton passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 3, 2020. 

A lifelong resident of Brockton, Teresa attended Public Schools, and graduated in 1982 from South Eastern Regional HS.  In 1983 she complete the Dental Assistant program at Southeastern Regional Vo-Tech.  She worked as a dental assistant in downtown Brockton for years. Teresa found her calling with Meals on Wheels, providing not just meals to local residents, but a wide smile, friendly conversation, and  advocacy for other safety needs.  Most of her clients consider Teresa a friend.

Teresa will be remembered for her generosity, kind heart, and her ability to encourage others in positive ways.  She had strength to get through any storm, and a sense of humor that drew us all toward her.  We all enjoyed the warm embrace of Teresa’s beautiful green eyes and splendid smile.

Teresa is survived by her brothers John Leo Carroll & his wife Dottie of New Port Richey; FL , Robert J. Carroll Jr., & his wife Phyllis Krastanov of W. Bridgewater;  her nephew Sam Carroll;  nieces Ashley Stacey, and Jacki Carroll.  She was born to the late Angela & Robert J. Carroll of Brockton, and was the loving mother of her late son Austin Needleman - the love of her life. She was a loving sister to the late Anne Marie Carroll.  Teresa was a dear friend to countless others.

Services for Teresa will be private, and a Celebration of Life will be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Riendeau-Mulvey Funreal Home, 467 Bay Street, Taunton, MA. For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit

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