Richard Carter

February 23rd, 2021

Richard (Dick) Carter, age 68, of North Port FL, formerly of Nottingham, NH & Wilmington, MA passed away on February 12, 2021, with his loving wife by his side.

Richard was the loving husband of Patricia (Curran) Carter, with whom he enjoyed over 46 years of love, laughter, & happiness.

He was the proud father of Christopher Carter and Mary Jo Kimball, Richard Carter II and his wife Marie, Patrick Carter and Cathrine Cunningham.

Richard graduated Wilmington High school with the class of 1971. He was a union carpenter with Local 33 for over 20 years, before starting his own construction company with his son Christopher.

He was an avid fan of NHRA Drag racing, to which he passed on the love of the sport to his children. Richard loved The Beatles, lighthouses, corvettes, trains, World War II airplanes, the ocean, sunsets, rainbows, Oscar the Grouch and all things The Grinch.

Richard was the son of the late Luther & Edith (Carlon) Carter. He is survived by his siblings Kenneth, Gary, & Robert Carter, Donna Akerely, Diane Bellegarde. Richard was an uncle to many nieces, nephews, and a grandfather to grandchildren.

Richard will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially his lifelong friend Robert Welch & Raymond Lepore.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Saturday, March 6th from 2:00-4:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. Masks are required in the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota, Florida at: or to Make a Wish at:


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Richard Carter”

  1. Anna & carolyn. Giannotti says:

    Patty we are very sorry to hear about dick my he rest in peace!

    We are thinking of you during this time Anna & carolyn. Giannotti

  2. Thomas Gates says:

    he was a wonderful friend in my youth..lost touch as we grewup..sounds like he had a wonderful,loving family who have lost an awesome partner,friend,father…..R.I.P.

  3. Tom Mirisola says:

    Another member of the class of 1971 gone way too soon. I have fond memories of you.

  4. Lilli says:

    Should you go first and I remain to walk the road alone
    I’ll live in memory’s garden dear with happy days we’ve known
    In spring I’ll wait for roses red when fades the lilacs blue
    And in early fall when brown leaves call I’ll catch a glimpse of you
    Should you go first and I remain for battles to be fought
    Each thing you’ve touched along the way will be a hallowed spot
    I’ll hear your voice I’ll see your smile though blindly I may grope
    The memory of your helping hand will buoy me on with hope
    We’ve known so much of happiness we’ve had our cup of joy
    And memory is one gift of God that death cannot destroy
    I want to know each step you take that I may walk the same
    For someday down that lonely road you’ll hear me call your name
    Should you go first and I remain one thing I’ll have you do
    Walk slowly down that long long path for soon I’ll follow you.

  5. Jennifer Crane says:

    Cathy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Lisa Velozo says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your brother. I haven’t seen you in a very long time but you are always in my thoughts.
    Love, Lisa (Murray) Velozo

  7. Bob & Pat Kelly says:

    Pat and family,

    I am so very sorry to learn of Richie passing. We were just thinking about you guys and how you were doing. We have some very fond memories of times that we had together. Richie building our addition…the beginning of the “All Night Parties” at the Shawsheen Tech. You were the spearhead for that…you and Richie. I was on this site looking at someone else that has passed away and saw this. I am just so so sorry. May Richie rest in peace. Pat I hope you are doing well.

    Bob & Pat Kelly

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