- Brett Carter, of North Monmouth, 70, passed away on July 19, 2017 after a brave, short fight with pancreatic cancer. Born on May 15, 1947 in Milo, he was the second of four boys born to Elwin "Babe" and Helen Carter.
Brett was a graduate of Lisbon High School, where he excelled as an athlete in multiple sports. Brett married Suzanne McCarthy Carter and had three daughters, Rhonda, Kellie, and Kim. In 1978, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Bonney Carter and became father to Charles "Chuck" Bishop. After her death, he was united in marriage to Patty Leeman Carter in 1995 and raised her two daughters, Amy and Abby, as his own.
Brett began his successful business, Concrete Craftsman, Inc. in 1978 and was extremely involved in the everyday management along with his wife, Patty. He employed hundreds of people over the years and had long lasting bonds with many who have been long standing employees or those who went on to begin their own businesses. Brett made his home and ran his company in N. Monmouth on Wilson Pond- "Carter Country".
He was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his community and was a good citizen, volunteering services and making contributions to many organizations. Brett enjoyed mowing his giant lawn, driving, vacationing in the tropics, snowmobiling and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of family, his love of sports and his competitive nature, his unbelievable work ethic and the pride he had in his company.
Brett is survived by his wife of 22 years, Patty, his daughters; Rhonda Wilson and her husband, Joe, Kellie Parker and her husband, Rob, Kim Cooney and her husband, Steve, Amy Nutting and her husband, Jay and Abby Carter, two brothers; Doug Carter and his wife, Maryrose, Greg Carter and his wife Kim, one sister-in-law, Pam Varney and her husband, Steve, and 11 grandchildren. Brett was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Vince Carter and a son, Chuck Bishop.
A private, informal service will be held at a later date in accordance with Brett's wishes. In lieu of flowers, his family would like to start a scholarship in his honor as a yearly remembrance of his love and passion for sports and all the lessons it instills. Donations may be sent to Monmouth Academy Trustees, 96 Academy Road, Monmouth, ME 04259 and earmarked for the Brett Carter Memorial Scholarship. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.finleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.
Published on  July 21, 2017