John William McCarroll Jr., 50, of New Milford, died Dec. 4, 2009, at New Milford Hospital.

Mr. McCarroll was born Feb. 2, 1959, in New Milford, son of Shirley (Thompson) (McCarroll) Stowe of Bulls Gap, Tenn., formerly of New Milford, and the late John W. McCarroll.

As a lifelong resident of New Milford, he participated in all sports from grade school through New Milford High School and later on the town teams.

Mr. McCarroll's name is in Cooperstown's Baseball Hall of Fame for his excellence in Babe Ruth baseball.

Mr. McCarroll attended Central Connecticut State College in New Britain.

He was a self-employed painting contractor.

In addition to his mother, Mr. McCarroll is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins; his dog, Jahna; and many friends.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.