CALAIS - Gregg R. Carter, 65, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Calais Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Gregg was born in Calais on August 20, 1950, son of the late Harold and Beryl Carter.
He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1969, and went on to earn his Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Husson University, and his Bachelor's Degree from University of Maine at Machias.
In 1978 he started working for Duty Free America's as a manager of the Calais Tax & Duty Free location. In 1980 Gregg founded Hardwicke's Country Store and managed this convenience store for DFA Corporation for 35 years. Before losing his battle with cancer, Gregg also was a member of the Calais City Council for 10 years, and also served on the board of Calais Federal Bank, coached Rec basketball, and Little League.
Gregg was always happiest at this camp on Magaguadavic Lake in New Brunswick, Canada, whether he was mowing the lawn with his John Deere lawnmower or driving the pontoon boat filled with family and friends, sitting around the camp fire listening to the loons and watching the stars. He would always say, "Our little piece of heaven it is!"
Gregg was predeceased by his parents. He will be so sadly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Carter; his daughters, Karie Carter of Calais, Abby Brocato and husband Jim, and Jessica Murphy and husband Jessefa; son Hal Carter and wife Megan; step-daughter Mary Cameron and husband Chris, all of Hermon; his brother Gary Carter and wife Sonja of Hampden; niece Leslie and nephew Glen; step-brother Earl Stanhope and wife Barbara of Robbinston; his ten grandchildren, Allie, Carter, Josh, James, Hallie, Hayden, Audrey, Alexis, Greggory, and Liam; and his special feline companions, Orloft and Gee Gee.
A celebration was held at Gregg's home where friends and family visited him, joked and laughed, the way he wanted it. Per his wishes, following his death there will be no services. Donations in Gregg's memory may be made to PAWS Brave Hearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com