MARSHFIELD, Mass. -- Cletus Anthony "Clete" Carr, Lt. Col.(ret.), of Marshfield, died July l2, 2008 at home with family after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Charleston, Mo., son of the late Thomas Wellington and Agnes (Kettle) Carr.
He was the loving husband of Margaret "Mickey" (Adamson) Carr with whom he recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by their daughter Jennifer Carr-Loveland and her husband William, his beloved youngest granddaughter Riley Anne Loveland and his children Doris Carr Baudendistel of St. Johns, Fla., Michael Carr and his wife Dianne of Augusta, Ga., Barbara Carr Cook and her husband Robert of Cairo, Ill., and Paul Carr and his wife Judy of Chicago Heights, Ill. He is survived by grandchildren Jeannie Scheffel, Michael Cain, Jerry Cain, Billy Baudendistel, James Cook, David Cook, Thomas Carr and Kara Carr; and 12 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his youngest sister, Lucille French of Germantown, Tenn; and his sisters-in-law, Alma Carr and Justine Carr.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers Joe, Charles, Vernon, Albert, Richard, John and George; and three sisters Frances, Anna and Marietta.
Clete was a veteran of WWII in Okinawa, China, Korea and Vietnam, serving his country for 26 years, first as a young Navy Corpsman assigned to the 1st Marine Division and advancing through the ranks as a Medical Service Corps Officer, U.S. Army.
He was very proud of his son Michael, M/Sgt.,U.S.Army(ret.) and his grandson Jerry Cain LCDR, U.S. Navy who followed him in a career of military service. He also leaves his dear friends of 40 years, the Rileys, Frances, Currans, Oxners, Politos and devoted buddies Bob and George.
Clete was the longtime Administrator of the Boston Home, Inc. in Dorchester and served many years as the President of the United Health Association. He was a retired Massachusetts Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and a life member of the Retired Officer Association, life member of VFW of Marshfield and a member of the Wilson Smith Organization.
Services were held Thursday at St. Christine's Church in Marshfield.
Arrangements were under the direction of MacDonald Funeral Home in Marshfield.
may be made to the:
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.
7200 Wisconsin Ave.,Suite 3l0
Bethesda, MD 208l4
Hospice of the So. Shore
l00 Bay State Drive, Box 859060
Braintree, MA 02l85