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BOXFORD, MASS. - Mr. Clyde R. Carr, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2016. He was 89 years old.

Born in Mariaville, ME, he worked for many years in the Washington County area of Maine. He moved his family from Alexander, ME to West Boxford, MA in 1964, where he worked on the Alderbrook Farm on Lakeshore Road until 1970, at which time he went to work at Masconomet Regional High School District. He was head groundskeeper until his retirement. Clyde's favorite hobby was working on small engines and loved being outside and owned Clyde's Lawnmower Service for many years.

Clyde belonged to the local Grange in West Boxford, MA and I. O. O. F Chapter in Maine, and was a Private in the U.S. Army, WWII.

Clyde is survived by his three daughters, Rhoda (Ms. Edward) Connolly, Betty (Ms. Robert) Gibson and Ann (Ms. Wayne L.) Standley, Sr. and their mother, Jean E. Hatt Carr Brooks; seven grandchildren, Amy (Captain Jason) Carter, Kevin M. Carr, Charles Robert Carr, Randall M. Perkins, Lisa M. (Ms. Joseph) Gaudreau, Wayne L. (Ms. Lee-Ann) Standley, Jr. and Jason A. Standley, Sr.; twelve great-grandchildren, PFC Cody B. Carter of Hawaii, Ms. Amber G. Carter of Roanoke, Va., Fynn, Jax and Rigby Carter of NC; Christian E. Perkins, Joseph and Jonathan Gaudreau of Melrose, MA, Lorahli and Jason Standley, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; Lucas and Livia St. Louis of Dracut, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Clyde is also survived by David Barr, Harriet DeMark, Suzanne Barr, Polly McKenna and Andrew Barr, with whom he shared many grandchildren and great-grandchild from his marriage to Judy. He was predeceased by his mother, Verna; two brothers, Charles and George; sister, June; and his beloved wife, Judy Perkins Barr Carr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service which will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 River Rd., Topsfield, MA, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 12 noon. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Clyde's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Rte 62), Danvers, Mass.

To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
Published on  March 11, 2016
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