CARR, William F. Age 87, of Braintree, passed away in his sleep on October 24, 2022. Devoted husband of the late Lois A. Carr (Fontaine) for 63 years. Beloved father of eight children: William and Rebecca Carr of Concord, NH, Michael and Sharon Carr of Holbrook, Kevin and Brian Carr of Braintree, Lynn and Gregory Riley of Cumberland, RI, Patricia and Dana Kurty of New Smyrna Beach, FL, John and Rene Carr of Quincy, and Annmarie and Stephen Fennelly of Hingham.
Adored grampa of 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Cherished uncle and great-uncle to several nieces and nephews, caring neighbor, and dear friend to many.
Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, Bill loved the life he made with Lois, his first and only love. A double eagle, Bill graduated from Boston College High School in 1953 and then Boston College in 1957. Soon after, he and Lois married and started their family in Quincy before settling in Braintree, where they would stay for over 50 years, building on their foundation of love, faith, and family with each passing decade.
After graduating from New England Law School, Bill was sworn into the Massachusetts Bar while Lois was pregnant with their fifth child. Working always as a team, Lois raised their children while Bill began working at the firm of Sloan, Gay, and Puopolo in Dedham, which eventually became Puopolo and Carr. For over twenty years, he was a professor of law at Northeastern University while also serving as Assistant Town Counsel for the Town of Braintree.
Despite their busy lives, Lois and Bill worked tirelessly in their community and church, always with an aim to be of service to others. Bill put his legal mind and charitable spirit to good use, helping causes close to his heart, like the Pine Street Inn and others. He was a Boy Scout leader for his sons, a CCD teacher, a eucharist minister, and a touchstone of morality, love, and kindness for all who knew him.
Bill missed his wife Lois terribly after her passing in December 2020. Although his loss will be sorely felt, his children and grandchildren feel content knowing that the two are reunited at last. He lived his life the way he wanted to: with the woman he loved, for the betterment of his family, and always in service to God and others.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 28th from 5-7 p.m. at McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin Street (Rt.37), Braintree. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 29th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023, www.diabetes.org.
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