Jeffrey M. Carter

Jeffrey M. Carter of Middleborough, formerly of Plymouth, died peacefully with the love of his family by his side of Thursday, March 28, in his home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Plymouth on March 22, 1949, son of the late George W and Marjorie (Neal) Carter. He was educated in the Plymouth schools and was a graduate of Plymouth-Carver High School class of 1967. Jeff went on to join the US Navy, serving during the Vietnam era.

Upon returning from the Navy Jeff joined the Plymouth Fire Department in May of 1972 where he served as union president of Local #1768 for 30 years. During his time as president, he was involved with many state and international unions fighting for the rights of firefighters and their families. Jeff retired from the department on July 14, 2007, after 35 years of service.

After retirement, Jeff and his wife, Melodie A. (Peltola) Carter, spent much of their time traveling to Aruba, which was one of his favorite places. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife Mel, Jeff is survived by his two sons, Joshua M. Carter of Berkley, and Tom Carter and his wife Mishelle of Cranston, R.I. He is also survived by his stepdaughter Trisha Manganello and her husband Billy of Plympton, and his stepson Terrence Sullivan of Carver. He was the brother of Susan Friedman of Amesbury and Debra Carter of Carver. Jeff was the grandfather of Christian and Bella and several other grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visiting hours in the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home 373 Court St. North Plymouth, are on Wednesday April 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. A service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Cremation will take place at Vine Hills Crematory. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association  or the American Cancer Society.

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