Joseph M. Carr, 69, formerly of Medford and Tewksbury, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Sterling Village, Sterling, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Leslie C. (Haddock) Carr of Clinton; two sons: David R. Carr and his wife, Erika, of Leominster and Joseph F. Carr of Lowell; two daughters: Michelle A. Harris and her husband, Lance of Sterling, and BethAnne Carr of Leominster; four grandchildren: Kayla Morin, Jackson Harris, Sara Harris, and Ryan Carr; a brother, Francis Nagle; and two sisters: Catherine Gross of Vero Beach, FL and Marjorie Vaughn of Somerville. He was predeceased by his sister, Jane Silva, of Medford. Joe was born and raised in Boston, son of the late Joseph P. and Marjorie (Heffernan) Carr. A graduate of Brighton High School, he attended Boston University and Bentley University, and was a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. Passionate about his work, Joe was a self-employed photographer for 25 years before his retirement. In addition, he taught for some time at the New England School of Photography, Boston. He was a former member and Past President of the Medford Rotary Club, and served on the Board of Directors of The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston. Joe's funeral will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Sterling. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. & 5:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in memory of Joe to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, or by visiting www.apdaparkinson.org. For online condolences please visit www.mcnallywatson.com.
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Published in The Medford Transcript from May 4 to May 11, 2012