CALAIS – Gerald Morris Carter Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010, at his home with his family by his side. Gerald was born May 17, 1929, in Calais, son of the late Gerald and Mae (Scott) Carter Sr. After graduating from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1948, he joined the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean War. He returned home and worked as a meat cutter for John Cassidy Grocery Store, Milltown, until starting his career with Dead River. Gerald retired from Dead River in 1987. He enjoyed puttering in the garage, taking long walks, boating, spending time at their home on Pleasant Lake and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gerald was a member of Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion and St. Croix Bowling Club. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Carl Carter. Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy “Shorty” Carter; four children, Cathy Rayner and her husband, Stephen, of Spruce Head, Chris Carter and his wife, Liz, of Biddeford, Dale Carter of Madison, Wis., and Ray Carter and his wife, Susan, of Calais; seven grandchildren, Jared Bridges of York, Kali Rayner of Spruce Head, Megan Sayer and her husband, Ryan, of Biddeford, David and Sarah Carter of Madison, Wis., and Dylan and Taylorae Carter of Calais; two sisters, Mary Gordon and her husband, Bill, of Calais and Joan Corey of Marlborough, Mass.; a brother, Roy Carter and his wife, Paula, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; many nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with Gerald’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. Donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to Community Health & Counseling Services, Home Health and Hospice Department, 42 Cedar St., Bangor, ME 04401 or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
GERALD M. CARTER JR.
Posted April 09, 2010, at 8:06 p.m.