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February 14, 2014

Fletcher S. Carter, 83

Bradford — Fletcher (Fletch) Sherman Carter, 83, of Bradford, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice.

He was born in Newburyport on April 22, 1930, son of the late Fletcher and Ida (Sherman) Carter.

Educated in the Newburyport school system, Fletch graduated from Newburyport High School, class of 1949 and attended Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH, where at both he played basketball, football and track.

During the Korean War he served in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of A/1C. He received a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

Fletch retired as a Recreational Officer for the State of Massachusetts Correctional Facility, Shirley. Most people knew him from the many years that he was the Program Director at the Haverhill YMCA and working at the Newburyport YMCA. He touched many a life while at the Y as he was the Boxing trainer and coach, Director of the Junior Football League, ran the basketball and floor hockey programs and many other programs. He could not be beaten in ping pong. Fletch had also won many Handball Tournaments held at the Y.

By trade Fletch was a Silver Spinner at Towle Silver and Old Newbury Crafters.

A member of the AMVETS Post 147 of Haverhill, The New England Amateur Boxing Committee, Haverhill Touchdown Club and was a Charter Member of the Merrimack Valley Lodge of Elks #1586 IBPOE of W.

His survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Janet Elizabeth (Quickley) Carter of Bradford; two sons, Keith R. Carter and his wife, Sharon, of Merrimac, Bruce S. Carter of Bradford; two grandchildren, Keith R. Carter, Jr. and his wife, Rachel, of Newburyport, Drew F. Carter of Newburyport and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The Carter family would like to thank the wonderful people at the Merrimack Valley Hospice for the outstanding loving care of Fletcher and his family.

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