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Dale McCarter

Obituary for Dale McCarter

April 26, 1933 - October 25, 2019
Stoughton, Massachusetts | Age 86

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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.

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