Richard M. Carter Sr., 72

Richard Carter Sr.

Richard Carter Sr.

DRACUT, MASS. — Richard Michael Carter Sr., 72, a resident of Dracut, died Friday afternoon, Nov-ember 13, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness. He was a loving father and grandfather, and the beloved husband of Edith M. (McHatton) Carter, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26th of this year.

Born in Lowell, Mass., on Nov. 21, 1942, he was a son of the late Ted A. and Gloria S. (Dumont) Carter.

Mr. Carter was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1961. He also attended Bentley College for two years and received an Associate’s degree in accounting/business from Middlesex Community College.

He was the owner/operator of both Carter’s Bookkeeping Service and Carter’s Constable Service for over 30 years. He was also a substitute teacher for Greater Lowell Technical High School.

Dick had many interests and hobbies: he was a bingo caller in the Greater Lowell community, loved trains, enjoyed gardening and spent many hours playing bingo, rummy, chess and cribbage. Dick was a Fourth Degree Member of the Lowell Knights of Columbus, #72, and was a lifetime member of the East End Club.

Dick enjoyed many summers camping at Salmon Point Camp-ground in Bridgton, where he loved watching and playing with his grandchildren. He was a huge fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox.

In addition to his wife Edith, he is survived his daughter Nancy Carter of Dracut, Mass.; his son Richard Carter Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Waterford; his grandchildren, Elijah Merserve, Dillon Greenier and Sarah, Jonathan, Anthony and Trevor Carter, all of Waterford. Dick is also survived by his aunt Jeannette Dumont, and his uncle Roland Dumont and his wife Ellen; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends were invited to Dick’s Life Celebration on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., at the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell, Mass. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday morning in St. Francis Church, 115 Wheeler Rd., Dracut, Mass, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Mass.

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