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Richard J. Carlin Obituary
Richard James Carlin, 79, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 43 years of Eleanor L. (Oser) Carlin. Born in Buffalo, NY on May 7, 1934, he was the son of the late Robert and Lillian (White) Carlin. He was the loving father of Tracey Carlin-Holmes and her husband, Charles of Walpole, MA, Shannon Carlin-Newcomb and her husband, David of Millville, MA, Donna (Howlett) Lavalla and her husband, Kent of New Hampshire, and Michael Howlett and his wife, Deborah of New Hampshire. He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Jillian, Cameron and Shanna. He was the brother of Rev. Robert E. Carlin, Jr. of Chicago, IL, and Susan Lydon of Charlotte, NC. Mr. Carlin was a resident of Bellingham for over 30 years, formerly of Concord, MA. He was a Medic for over 15 years for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in Concord, MA retiring in 1991. Mr. Carlin proudly served for 20 years in the United States Coast Guard attaining the rank of HMC, Chief Hospital Corpsman retiring in 1975. He also served as Chief on the USCGC Eastwind. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren sporting events and spending time with family and friends. Devoted to his family, he will be greatly missed. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at 9:00AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at St. Brendan's Church, 384 Hartford Avenue, Bellingham, MA. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 259 West Wrentham Road, Cumberland, RI. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, April 15th from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. To sign guest book visit www.cartiersfuneralhome.com

Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 14, 2014
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