GREENFIELD - Sheldon Carbee, 91, of Greenfield, died at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jaffrey on Jan. 6, 2014, after a period of failing health. Sheldon was born in Boston on June 13, 1922, the son of Roland E. Carbee and Anne Elizabeth (Sheldon) Carbee.
Sheldon was raised in Melrose, Mass., where he graduated from Melrose High School. He graduated from Bowdoin College where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business. Sheldon served in The United States Army and was on tour during the Pacific Ocean theatre of WWII
In 1936, Sheldon's parents purchased their future home on East Road in Greenfield. Sheldon served the community as selectmen and deacon of the Greenfield Union Congregational Church. Both Sheldon and his wife, Beverly, ran Greenfield Industries and Carbee's Corner for 55 years until their retirement in 2008.
Sheldon loved nature, gardening, growing Christmas trees and dearly loved his home. One of his last and most satisfying accomplishments was the placing of a conservation easement on his beloved land, through the Monadnock Conservancy. His goal was to conserve the property to be enjoyed for future generations of his family.
Sheldon is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Beverly, and his children: Scott Carbee and his wife, BJ, of Francestown; Sherry Anderson and her husband, August, of Gardner, Mass; Hunter Carbee of Bristol and his partner, Marcia Davis. Sheldon will also be missed by his grandchildren: Elke Anderson, Erik,"Ozzie" Anderson, Justin Carbee, Alison Carbee, Chad Carbee and his five great-grandchildren.
Sheldon is predeceased by his sister, Shirley Blackwood.
A graveside service will be held in the spring.
Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online obituary please visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com