1925 - 2021
No Vistitation Date Scheduled
FuneralApril 23, 2021
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.