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Forrest A. Carter, 59, husband of Maureen E. (Wickstrom) Carter of Town Farm Road, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the Beverly Hospital following his brief illness. Born in Ipswich, October 24, 1957, son of Fred L. and the late Mary Jane (Mulholland) Carter, he was raised in Ipswich and in his second home in East Burke, Vt. Forrest was a 1976 graduate of Ipswich High School where he met the love of his life, his "little flower," Maureen. Forrest and Maureen shared 42 years together, 35 in marriage and 32 at their home on Town Farm Road. Forrest was the owner of Paine Creek Excavation, LLC where he had worked side by side with his son. He may not have loved his work, but he was known as a talented business owner and heavy equipment operator. Paine Creek was his dream, the dream his son will now carry on. In his younger years Forrest’s favorite pastimes were skiing at Burke Mountain and boating in the local waters with his family. More recently he enjoyed his time with his granddaughters, "his girls." They were his world.
Forrest will be missed and remembered by many for his smile that would light up a room. He had the gift to make you laugh without even trying. In addition to his wife, Maureen, he is survived by a son, Brandon A. Carter of Ipswich; a daughter, Gretchen M. Keville and her husband, Steven of Byfield; two grandchildren, Macie Burke Carter and Mollie Jayne Keville; three sisters, Pamela A. Demetrakpoulos and her husband, James of Ipswich, Beth LaRochelle and her husband, Dan of Rowley and Mary Lou Greenwood and her husband, Dennis of Framingham; and many nephews and nieces.
A visitation for family and friends will be held in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22. A blessing at 11:30 a.m. will then be followed by a “Celebration of Life” reception at Ipswich VFW #1093, 110 County Road from 12 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at www.gofundme.com, page name Forrest Strong. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  February 20, 2017
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