Edith Edna DeCarteret of Tyngsboro, MA

1925 - 2021

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


Funeral

April 23, 2021
10:00 AM
Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery

Edith Edna DeCarteret, 95, of Tyngsboro, MA died Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family.  This year would have marked her 76th wedding anniversary with her childhood sweetheart, the late Robert P. DeCarteret, who passed away on September 23, 2012.  Born in North Chelmsford, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Thelma (Williams) Brake.  She graduated from Lowell High School before working as a bookkeeper for the original DeMoulas Market in Lowell.

Edith was a lifelong resident of Tyngsboro who loved to spend her summers at York Beach, Maine. Edith loved taking trips to Foxwoods, playing Bingo, and flower gardening in her yard, but more than anything, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Connection was a key theme in her life from family meals to family cottages, holidays and phone calls, and she always had a “little something” around to welcome anyone who stopped by to share a story.  Right up until the end, she was fascinated by life and always wanted to know what was going on with everyone around her.  She lived vicariously through the stories her family shared of their own lives and of the people around them, enriching her life in the way she cared about others.  Though she wasn’t shy about dangling the title of “favorite” to whoever brought her a coffee frappe from Sullivan’s, she loved her entire family tremendously.  She touched (and fed) a great many lives and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her sons Jerry DeCarteret of Manchester, NH, and Kevin DeCarteret of Tyngsboro, MA, her daughters and their husbands Lisa and George Hood of Tyngsboro, MA, and Laurie and Robert Wharem of Pittsfield, NH, her brother Nelson Brake of Tyngsboro, MA, her twelve grandchildren, her nine great-grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Robert Ross DeCarteret who passed away on October 2, 2008 and her brother Donald Howland.

9 Condolences for Edith Edna DeCarteret of Tyngsboro, MA

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    Philip Leo

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    We are so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful mom ,Lisa and the entire family our deepest condolences, she will be missed by many, she was the pillar of our community may she Rest In Peace ❤️🙏

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    Pamela Honsa (DeCarteret)

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    So sorry to hear the news. It brings me back to the neighborhood and how great it was, being so near to one another. We need group hug.

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    John Eacrett

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    To entire DeCarteret and Brake families deepest sympathy and condolence. Edith was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

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    Joyce Marinel

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    Dick and I send our sympathy to each and everyone one of Edith’s family. She was a wonderful lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love,

    Dick & Joyce Marinel

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    Patricia Jamros

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    To the Decarteret and Brake Families,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom .
    She will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat Jamros
    Friend

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    Nancy Lausier

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    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Your mom was a kind sole and was always welcoming. She will be deeply missed.

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    Paula Stevens-Our

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    So very sorry for your loss, Jerry, Kevin, Lisa and Laurie.
    My life is filled with sweet memories of your Mother, particularly of Deering Lake!
    Our families intertwined for decades, and Ross, your Dad –
    Hope and Joy of the Promise of the Resurrection – they are now joined together.
    Much love to you all!
    Paula

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    Linda Brick

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    To the DeCarteret & Brake Family ,we are very sorry for your loss of you Mom. We will miss her beautiful smile and the best laugh, when she was at Ramona’s getting her hair done. Our thought &prayers are with your family. Ramona Jordon & Linda Brick

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    David & Kathleen Brecken

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    Kevin, Jerry, Lisa, Laurie and family members:

    We are so sorry of the passing of your mother and our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. I remember your mother’s kind smile and welcoming attitude all the time when I visited Deering Lake and first met all of you. Seems like yesterday, but many years have passed, and we have created our own families. Whenever I go to the Island, I have fond memories. And as I said before, we can keep in our thoughts your mother’s love, guidance, friendship, and kindness to all.

    Fondly

    David & Kathleen Brecken

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