PLYMOUTH — Benjamin C. Carter, 97, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Judie, surrounded by a loving family.
He was born July 22, 1916 in Sandwich, N.H. the youngest of ten children of Almon E. and Addie Louise (Webster) Carter.
Ben attended Ashland schools and graduated from Ashland High School in 1934. In 1935 he married the love of his life, Geneva Alice (Bennett) Carter. He was employed as a supervisor for many years at the Ashland Paper Mill. Later in life he obtained his master plumber's license and worked for a number of years in the Plymouth area. He was a Jack of all trades and a master of many – a great problem solver for all things mechanical.
Ben was a lifetime member of the IOOF Lodge in Plymouth and a member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department from 1943 – 1967.
He was an avid antique car fan, had restored several and enjoyed attending car shows with his best friend, Carl Doe.
Ben will be greatly missed by his devoted family members – two daughters, Janet Broker and her husband, Clifford of Webster, Judith Chary and her husband, Henry of Newmarket and one son, Timothy L. Carter and his wife, Wendy, of Windham, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Geneva in June 1984, all of his siblings and his granddaughter, Tristin (Carter) Roy.
The family is particularly grateful for the kind care extended to Dad by "Visiting Angels" and the Hospice program of the Rockingham County VNA.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Friday at 11 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
To sign Ben's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.