Dale McCarter

  • Born: April 26, 1933
  • Died: October 25, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dale by adding your memories and photos.

Dale McCarter, 86, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Friday, October 25, 2019 at the BayPointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brockton, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of 65 years of Phyllis A. (Snow) McCarter. Born in Medford, he was raised in West Roxbury and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. Dale was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving honorably from 1953-1956. Upon his discharge, he began working as an automotive electrician, using skills learned during his Army training, a trade he continued throughout his 22 years as a Police Officer for the Town of Stoughton. During his tenure as a police officer, he studied Criminal Justice and graduated from Massasoit Community College in Brockton. Dale continued his work as an automotive electrician well into his retirement from the Stoughton Police Department, along with serving as a Constable for the Town of Stoughton for many years.

Dale was a member of the Stoughton Police Patrolman's Union, Local 447 and the Rising Star Masonic Lodge. He was a founding member of the Stoughton Association of Exceptional Citizens (SAEC), serving as a volunteer for many years. An avid Celtics fan, he also enjoyed playing basketball and racquetball and golfed well into his later years. He also enjoyed traveling, hunting, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Dale is survived by his children, David W. McCarter and his wife Eleanor and Donna M. Jenssen and her husband Rich, all of Mansfield, Barbara S. Hathaway and her husband Tim of Norton and Scott C. McCarter of Stoughton. He was the brother of Janet Laffey of Onset and the late Paul McCarter. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, October 30 at 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours prior from 10-11:30 AM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dale's memory may be made to SAEC, PO Box 153, Stoughton, MA 02072.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in Peace,

Posted by Bill Dooley - Naples, FL   December 18, 2019

Dear Barbara,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I wish I could have been at the wake but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Nelda Fullerton - Norton, MA - Friend   November 06, 2019

Mr. McCarter,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-first for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later for the citizens of Stoughton when you served with the SPD. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former MA resident) - El Paso, TX   October 31, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of Mr. McCarter's passing. You are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Pamela Nawrocki Nawrocki - Whitman, MA - Teacher   October 28, 2019

Growing up in Stoughton I remember officer Mccarter as the Norman Rockwell caliber. He was always there for guidance and advice to the youth of our community. To the Mccarter family, my deepest sympathies and may Dale rest in peace.

John Jenkins

Posted by John Jenkins - stoughton, MA   October 28, 2019

Dear Phyllis and family
I am so sorry to hear this!! I have many fond memories of Dale and the gang .. I can just imagine the reunion in Heaven!! God Bless you all.
Betty Wagner

Posted by Betty Wagner - Palmer, MA - Friend   October 28, 2019

I do remember Dale McCarter as a good guy...may God be good to him and a comfort in your loss.

Posted by DANA CLANCY - TAUNTON, MA - Friend   October 28, 2019

So sorry Phyllis, Barbara, and your family on the passing of your beloved Dale. I have such wonderful memories of him and his great love for all of you -- and our Stoughton community. I pray that the Lord will be especially close to you all, comforting you through this difficult loss.

Posted by Joanne Grant - Stoughton, MA - Friend   October 27, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. McCarter's passing. He was a good friend to our dad; Detective Jerry Galizio; for years. Such a nice man and a wonderful family. May he find rest and peace in Heaven.

Posted by Pamela Galizio Lewis - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   October 26, 2019

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I do remember Dale McCarter as a good guy...may God be good to him and a comfort in your loss.