Carroll O. Provost of Weymouth, died Jan. 28, 2014. Born and raised In Dexter, Maine, Mr. Provost worked for Boston Gear Works for 40 years as a senior engineer/tool designer. A decorated World War II veteran serving in the United States Army, Mr. Provost was recruited as an elite skier and mountaineer for the 10th Mountain Infantry in 1944. He fought courageously in the Apennine Mountains of Italy and received a bronze star and purple heart for valor in combat. He was an avid outdoorsman and lover of nature and wildlife, inventor, builder, and craftsman. He was also a member of the 10th Mountain Infantry Association. To family and friends he was admired for his intelligence, inventiveness, quiet strength and fortitude, keen wit, and humility. Beloved husband of the late Ethel Provost for over 50 years, he was the loving father of Sharon P. Jarvie and her husband Paul of Quincy, Carolyn J. Ahern and her husband David of Tiverton, R.I., William M. Provost and his wife Janet of Scituate, Nancy Monahan of Marshfield and the late Robert Baker; brother of Emily Davis of Jacksonville, Fla. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10-11 a.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth, followed by his memorial service at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box, 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Published in The Weymouth News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2014