Edith A. “Edy” (Carlon) Carter

March 17th, 2016

Edith A. “Edy” (Carlon) Carter, age 90, of Wilmington, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family that loved her.

Edith was born on May 25, 1925, on Glen Road in Wilmington. She was the cherished daughter of the late George and Annie H. (Annable) Carlon. Edith was raised and educated in the Wilmington school system; she spent all of her ninety years as a Wilmington resident.

Edith married the boy next door; Luther (Arnie) Carter. After his untimely passing at the age of forty-seven in April of 1964, Edith took on the role of a single mother and raised six children herself. Edith was proud of her six children, Richard, Gary, Donna, Diane, Kenneth and Robert.

When her children were all in school, Edith went to work for Compugraphic as a Quality Inspector for many years.

In her spare time, Edith liked to go to watch horse and dog races, as well as an occasional trip to play Bingo. She enjoyed taking trips to the beach and spending time with her family.

Edith will be remembered not only for her great love for her family, but also her love of scratch tickets, Bobby Vinton music and sneaking sweets. Edith was delighted to be known as “Grammy” to so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Edith was the wife of the late Luther A. Carter, mother of Richard Carter & his wife Patricia of Nottingham, NH, Gary Carter & his fiancée Brenda Haslam of Tewksbury, Donna Akerley & her husband Danny of Manchester, NH, Diane Bellegarde of Wilmington, Kenneth Carter & his wife Marilynn of Reading and Robert Carter & his wife Linda of Tewksbury, loving “Grammy” of Cathrine, Christopher, Patrick, Richard II, Amanda & her husband Tyler, Desiree, Nathan, Melissa, Nevin, Kelli, Casey, Kristen, William, Sarah, Mathew and many great-grandchildren, including Zachary, Benjamin and Conway.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, March 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Edith’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Citizens Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or VNA Hospice, 100 Trade Center, Woburn, MA 01801.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Edith A. “Edy” (Carlon) Carter”

  1. Richard Carter says:

    I love you dearly, your son Richard.

  2. Patti Carter says:

    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    Ma, walk beside us all everyday, surround us with peace and love, as we miss you in our lives. Until we meet again! Patti

  3. Zac Cunningham says:

    RIP Great Grandma, thank you for impacting my life in such a positive way, I am very thankful that I had a great grandma in my life as some people aren’t so lucky or are not as fortunate as I am to be able to have or meet their great grandma in their life, I am very thankful and blessed to have had you in my life and I am excited to see you again one day.

  4. Donna Akerley says:

    A bound between a mother and daughter is always strong. Now that you are gone that bound has grown even stronger. I will look for your sign that you are near, watching over me from afar. I will miss you greatly. Love you Ma.

  5. Cathrine Cunningham says:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.”
    **Gram, You will be missed greatly but I know you are still with us in our hearts and thoughts. I will be reminded of you in many of the ordinary things I see around me everyday and I will smile :) Love You Always Cathrine <3

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