HARPSWELL — John Robert Carter, 54, died May 4 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born in Presque Isle, on June 22, 1954, the son of Robert and Ethel Carter.

In 1976, he graduated from the University of Maine, Presque Isle.

He married Sandra Stark on Feb. 14, 1981. On March 17, 1983, their daughter Kelly was born.

After moving to Brunswick, he eventually started a career in carpentry in 1981. He started his own construction company, Carter Builders, Inc., and operated it until 2007 when his illness prevented him from working.

He was a devoted husband and father, who shared a special bond with his daughter. He also enjoyed involvement with his community of Cundy’s Harbor and Harpswell.

There were few things he enjoyed more than fishing the waters of Maine, and he was passionate about fly fishing. He was an avid hunter, hunting in the northern Maine woods every fall with the same group of friends for 31 years.

He was predeceased by his mother Ethel and sister Cathy Mellis.

He is survived by his wife Sandra of Harpswell; daughter Kelly of Portland; his father Robert Carter of South Berwick; his brother Ron Carter of Franklin, Tenn., and his sister Diane Collins of Presque Isle.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., May 9 at the First Parish Church, 207 Maine St., Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetsons Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.


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