Boston, Massachusetts

Sep 6, 1954 – Jun 18, 2018 (Age 63)


September 6, 1954
June 18, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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CARR, Edward J., Jr. Devoted lifelong partner of Vickie Shields, was born on 9/6/1954 in Boston MA to the late Catherine H. (Sissy Casano) Carr and the late Edward J. Carr, Sr., passed away peacefully on June 18, 2018 after heroically battling pancreatic cancer at University of Chicago hospital. Eddie was preceded in death by; his loving mother when he was twelve years old, his cherished father in 2010 and his beloved stepmother Evelyn (Mazie) M. Carr in 2012. Eddie entered the United States Navy in 1972 and then pursued his passion of art at Columbia College in Chicago. In 1974, he joined the world renowned Butch McGuire's establishment as The Artist in Residence. For over 30 years, Ed created the very iconic and colorful Christmas decorations that define the bar, as well as its distinguishable logo. He is survived by his siblings, Frederick (Angelique) Carr, Lawrence (Dianne) Carr, Katherine (Michael) Duvall, Deborah (Thomas) Martin, and Dennis (Kristin) Carr. He will be terribly missed by Vickie's parents, Andree Shields, and Peter (Grace) Shields, as well as siblings, Julie (Andrew) Thompson, Holly (Justin) Hayna, and Christopher Shields. Eddie was adored by ten nephews and four nieces. He will always be remembered by his kind heart, uncanny sense of humor, his love for Red Sox and Cubs baseball, his undeniable love of music- the Allman Brothers band, Jazz and Blues festivals, travel, and most importantly, memorable time spent with their families and countless close friends. A Memorial Mass will be held in Chicago, IL at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). Arrangements entrusted to Peter M. Martino, Funeral Director. For info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.

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My sincere condolences to the family. Hold tight to the memories for comfort, lean on family and friends for strength, let God help you get through this trying time. May God's word found at Hosea 13:14 cover you like a blanket in God's love.

Dear Vicki and Family, Eddie was a very
special guy and I know how much you will all
miss him. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing we are all just souls having a very short human experience and we will all see each other again when we join Eddie in eternity. My deepest condolences to you all.

Linda Forney

Eddie- we'll all miss you. I'm so glad you were my friend.

Vicki and all - We were so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. The few times we were with him were filled with laughter and warmth. His courage in the face of his long term illness was so admirable. You have lost a special person, but may your memories of him last a lifetime for all of you.
With much fondness, Joey and Steve Wasilew

Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I hope that words such those found at John 6:40 bring you comfort at this difficult time. CR

Vicki...know this is a tough time. Treasure your time with Eddie. We meet on this planet, but get to spend eternity in heaven. Lots to look forward to! Big hug, Peter Smith.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.