Shirley S. Carroll, a retired nurse who worked in the Washington region for about five decades, died Aug. 1 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She was 82.

The cause was complications from pulmonary disease, said her son-in-law Peter Barnes.

Mrs. Carroll was an Alexandria resident and worked over the years at what was then Mount Vernon Hospital and the old Circle Terrace Hospital in Alexandria. She retired in the mid-1990s.

Shirley Marie Gallahan was born in Richmond. She graduated from James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg in 1948 and received a nursing degree from the Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing in 1949.

She volunteered at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School and belonged to Grace Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Belle Haven Country Club, all in Alexandria. She also served on the board of lady managers of Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Her husband of 51 years, Charles Shaw, died in 2002. Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Dr. Frank A. Carroll of Alexandria; three children from her first marriage, Cheryl Barnes, Stephen Shaw and Martha Peterson, all of Alexandria; six stepchildren, Suzanne Cooper, Drew Carroll and Megan Beyer, all of Alexandria, Ellen Carroll of Ocala, Fla., David Carroll of Charlottesville, Va., and Gail Graham of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough