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Richard M. Carr

June 22, 2017
Lake Placid News

Richard M. Carr, 82, of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Albany.

Dick was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on Sept. 5, 1934, the youngest of three sons of Mary Edna (Smith) and James W. Carr. He was a resident of his beloved Jamaica Plain neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts for more than 70 years.

Dick was blessed with an affable nature, a warm heart and handsome looks, and he had a wide circle of friends growing up. He and friends from JP founded the Monument Golf Association, a group he always treasured. His adventures with friends and family extended from Jamaica Plain to summers in Yarmouth on Cape Cod and in the Adirondacks of New York state.

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Dick was a proud veteran of the 7th Armored Division, 288th Armored Field Artillery, serving in the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany from 1954 to 1956. He was a 1953 graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and graduated from Curry College (Milton, MA) in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to give 30 years of dedicated service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving as an inspector with the Registry of Motor Vehicles and as a police officer in Yarmouth, Massachusetts for many summers. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Dick was a natural athlete in his youth and was a talented hockey player. He was a Boston Bruins season ticket holder for many years, in line with his father James who attended the first Bruins game played in Boston.

With a strong Catholic faith, Dick lovingly cared for his mother in her later years. He was a keen observer of politics and sports and had an encyclopedic recollection of family history. A lover of classic automobiles, he faithfully cared for a 1936 Packard sedan, a family car, which today honors him in full restoration.

He was predeceased by his late brother William (wife Joan survives) Carr of Guilderland, and is survived by his brother Robert (late Anna) Carr of Latham. He was a favorite uncle of James, William, Mary Frances, Thomas, John, Michael and Joseph Carr and Maureen Carr Domaratz. Several grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins also survive him, as do many friends, including residents of the Forbes Building in Jamaica Plain. His family is grateful to the staff of St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany for their compassionate and attentive care in recent months.

Calling hours were held Thursday, June 22 at the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Ave., Green Island. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Westmere. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury, Massachusetts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24.

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