Christine Carroll Blanthorn died on Jan. 18. She was 83.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1939 in Vineyard Haven to Alexandra and William Carroll, the founder of Carroll’s Trucking. She was part of a large family of brothers and sisters. She graduated from Tisbury High School in 1958 and attended her 60th class reunion several years ago, participating in a tree planting ceremony.

She attended Burdett Junior College in Boston and continued to live in Boston for a few years after graduation before moving to Hawaii for a short time.

In 1966 she settled in Hollywood, Fla., becoming an avid Miami Dolphins fan, showing her Dolphins hats in a display cabinet and beginning her career, She called Hollywood her home until her death.

She also considered the Vineyard her home and she visiting her family often. But the yearlong warmth of southern Florida kept her there. In her childhood pictures she is often seen wearing a cardigan and she amassed quite a collection during her lifetime.

Christine started her career at the city of Hollywood in 1966, in the department of financial services. She worked there for 52 years. When she retired in 2018, she left an imprint on all who knew her. She made many friends in her years there and contributed to the city’s growth.

She received many awards and accolades over the years. She is remembered as a legend and the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) at the city of Hollywood for her dedication to her job and the many efforts assisting other departments over the years. A close friend and coworker described her as “smart as a whip” and “tough as nails” but kind at the same time. Even in retirement she continued to support the city by serving on the board for Sun Credit Union, which she did up until her death.

Christine is survived by her daughter Margaret Fields and her husband Michael; grandson Evan Fields; great-grandson Flinn Brefka, the son of granddaughter Kaila Brefka and her husband Dillon, with their niece and nephews Faith, Memphis and Cole, all of Lawrenceville, Ga.

She is also survived by her sister Nancy Carroll and brother Michael Carroll of Vineyard Haven, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Thomas Carroll, Leigh Carroll and William Carroll and her sisters Margaret Schultz and Madeleine Carroll, all of Martha’s Vineyard. She is survived by Thomas’s wife Jane, Leigh’s wife Peggy, William’s wife Leslie, and Margaret’s husband Paul.

A celebration of life was held at Fred Hunter Funeral Home in Hollywood, Fla. on February 6 with her many friends, family and coworkers at Fred Hunter Funeral Home.

She will be interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven. A graveside service will be held there on July 6 at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to MV Cancer Support Group of Martha’s Vineyard, as this organization was very dear to her heart.