In Memory of




Obituary for Lesley Hauser (Carroll)

Lesley Carroll Hauser of Charlestown passed away surrounded by her family on December 14th, 2021 at age 53 after battling cancer selflessly and quietly for 24 months. Lesley is survived by her adored husband of 25 years, Jim, whom she met on their first day of law school in 1991, their beloved son, James Jr., and two treasured daughters, Victoria and Caroline.

Lesley was the second child of Dr. John and the late Donna Carroll of Winchester, MA. She was a graduate of Milton Academy, College of the Holy Cross, earned a masters degree in Spanish from Middlebury College and received her law degree from Loyola University School of Law. Lesley was a highly regarded immigration attorney in Boston at the law firm of O’Neil and Hauser where she practiced for 26 years. Lesley was defined by her strong Catholic faith, singular devotion to her family and dedication to assisting those in need. She is survived by her three adoring siblings and her beloved nieces and nephews: older sister Martha Casey, her husband, Tom and children, Alexandra and Thomas; her younger brother John “Jay “ Carroll, his wife, Carolyn, and children Madeline, John and Connor; and her youngest sister, Andrea Haney, her husband, Brian, and twins, Luke and Lauren.

Lesley was a deeply devoted, humble mother who loved nothing more than spending winter weekends skiing on the slopes of Waterville Valley, and summers on the water in Osterville-always with her family. “Island Loops” and dips at Sampsons were always a favorite. Lesley loved life, tried to live hers to the fullest each day, and encouraged all those around her to do the same.

The pure grace and selflessness Lesley exhibited throughout her illness left all she encountered awestruck. Whenever someone asked her how she was doing, Lesley always provided reassuring words to all those concerned and deflected the conversation to how they were doing.

Lesley will be forever missed, but her family is comforted by the knowledge that she is now at eternal peace with the Lord. The wake will be held at the Lane Funeral home in Winchester on December 16th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Lesley’s Funeral Mass will be held at her family’s parish, St. Mary St. Catherine of Siena in Charlestown on December 17th at 10:30 a.m. Lesley’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the extraordinary physicians and staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a gift to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.