Robert L. Carter Sr.

Born: Mon., Dec. 5, 1927
Died: Mon., Apr. 29, 2019


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

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Douglas- Robert L. Carter Sr., 91, of Eagle Dr., passed away suddenly on Mon. April 29, 2019 at Milford Hospital after being stricken ill.  His wife of 50 years Gloria M. (Porter) Carter died in 2007.
        He is survived by 3 children, Robert L. Carter Jr. and his wife Gail of Douglas, Harold W. Carter Sr. and his wife Linda of Douglas, and Sharon A. Brotherton of Lafayette, LA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Humphrey of Parker, CO, as well as nieces, nephews, and many great friends. He was predeceased by his great- grandson, Caleb Mosher, as well as 7 siblings, William, Frederick, Francis, James, Joseph, and Harold Carter, and Marion Niemi.
        Born in Nashua, NH on Dec. 5, 1927 he was the son of Frederick and Ruth (McMahon) Carter and grew up in the Tyngsborough area. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the WII era as Diesel Machinist. After his service, Bob worked in the railroad industry as a Chief Trainmaster mainly out of South Station in Boston for 32 years, retiring in 1984. In his free time Bob enjoyed woodworking, repairing old clocks, hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong member of the Whitinsville Fish & Game Club, and the Masons.

         His funeral service will be held on Fri. May 3 at 11 AM in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Douglas.  His Calling hours will be held prior to his service from 9:30- 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Douglas Firefighters Assoc., PO Box 523, Douglas, MA 01516, or to the charity of one's choice. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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The Hurley Family
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
To the entire Carter Family: please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob was a wonderful guy, a great mentor, and a true friend. He will be missed. He is with the love of his life now, aka “Lovey” and will be happy. Love to you all....Mike and Karen and family. xoxo

Helen Carter Lavallee
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
My deepest condolences. Uncle Bob was loved by all of his nieces and nephews. I still have very fond childhood memories of my father (Uncle Bob’s brother Fred) and his siblings when we all gathered for family get togethers. I still recall the banter and the great sense of humor they all had. So many funny stories!

Steve Mitsin
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
To the entire Cater family: Our families have been lifelong friends,there is a lot of funny stories to be told about your father,he will be greatly missed !!!

Eagles View Condo Community
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Bob Lived in our Community for over 25 years and was President of our Association for a good portion of those years. He helped out anyone in need and contributed to the community atmosphere here. We will miss him very much, will specially miss seeing him driving around on our golf cart checking the premises to make sure everyone and everything was “doing good”. Thank you Bob for your friendship and neighborly ways. Our sincere condolences to the Carter family.

Williams Family
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
Condolences to the Carter family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

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