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Muriel E. (Carpenter) Roos

Muriel Elsie (Carpenter) Roos, passed away on Sunday, September 11th at the Newbridge on the Charles Nursing Facility.  Muriel died peacefully and was found in a manner that shows her true spirit; she was found kneeling by her bedside, all showered and done up as if going to church-undoubtedly praying to Jesus, she was 94 years old.

Muriel was born in Chelsea on November 21st, 1927, to her late parents, Orlando Carpenter & Florence May (Parsons) Jones. Muriel is the loving mother of Dianne Nowell & late husband Paul Nowell of Stoneham, Donna Schiller & husband Stephen Schiller of Weymouth, and Judy Russi & husband Lawrence “Larry” Russi of Revere. Muriel was a cherished grandmother of Skipper Carino, Matthew Carino & wife Genevieve Phelps, Audra DeBaets & husband Kevin DeBaets, Amanda Schiller, Coralie Russi & husband Joseph “Joe” Agron, and Sarah Russi. Adored great-grandmother of Shane, Davey, Karina, Adam, Mia, and Alexander. Dear sister of the late Margery L. Warford, Doris Carlino, & June Semon. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Muriel was raised and educated in Everett and later lived in Malden at the Heritage Senior Building before living at the Jack Satter house on Revere Beach.  She was formerly married to Harold P. Roos, with whom she began her family. She was a devoted housewife and mother of three daughters. She worked various jobs while raising her girls, later holding a job she adored as a Customer Service Representative at the Bible Gift Shop located in Maplewood Square in Malden a place for her to evangelize to others when she wasn’t busy taking the train into Downtown Crossing to tell people about Jesus. Muriel was a woman with profound faith, known by many as a “prayer warrior”. She would often pray for people and minister to the homeless and help encourage people who were downtrodden by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her family looked to her for strength, wisdom, & guidance because she was a strong, loving, and faithful mother, grandmother, and friend.  Muriel was a member of many churches and a devout supporter of ministries and outreaches. She never missed an opportunity to usher someone up to an “Altar Call”-to give themselves to the Lord. Having met Muriel means having been asked, “Do you know Jesus?”.  As the trumpets sound off in heaven for the arrival of a new Queen Muriel, let us all remember one of her favorite verses, “16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake Street, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Glendale Christian Lighthouse Church, 701 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

Muriel always carried a $1, $5, or $10 bill for someone in need on the street, perhaps we can all add that to our pockets in remembrance of Muriel and pass on her spirit of caring for those in need.


Graveside Service

Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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  1. Michael Fitzpatrick
    Sep 13 2022

    JUDY Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. SHE WAS A GREAT lady. I was a new christian struggling to find Gods will for my life. I walked into the bible book store where she worked .. I chose a book the Holy Spirit was heavy upon me. I walked up to counter where Muriel was. I placed he book on the counter and began to weep. She asked what was the matter and I told her I wanted to serve the Lord . A few years later I went to the glendale baptist church after a year they asked me to pray about being a deacon . I made an appointment with the pastor and related that story to him. To my surprise hr said I remember that. You see he walked into the bookstore shortly after I left. He didn’t see Muriel so he called out her name . She was behind the counter bending down praying . She said oh pastor please pray for this young man was in here asking God to show him where to serve. I was like oh yeah I know where God wants me I been there 30 plus years now . Thanks Muriel for praying. I know he hears your prayers .

  2. Kayla Nowell
    Sep 13 2022

    Dianne, Audra and family, so sorry for your loss We are all thinking of you

  3. Betty Webb
    Sep 13 2022

    My chats with Muriel were so rich and never ended without a prayer for each other and our families. She made me feel very important to her as she was to me. I will miss our phone calls but so happy she is where she is – with Jesus and in His arms!

    Sep 13 2022

    Judy, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember meeting her one day at the 99. She asked Joel and I if we knew Jesus. She was always spreading the word. She is now at rest. She has a special place in heaven with the Lord. God bless you and your family and shower you with love.

  5. Jay Gordon
    Sep 13 2022

    Muriel and I were friends at Newbridge. I’ll miss chatting with her and seeing the positive influence she had in everyone around her. A very special lady of faith.

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