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ANDOVER: David George Carr, 55, died peacefully at his home on November 12, 2014, with his loving family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. For 16 years, he was the beloved husband of JeriLynne Quirk-Carr. He was the proud father of Riley, Tegan and Logan Carr, all of Andover.

A son of George T. (Jim) Carr and the late Doris M. Carr, he was born January 24, 1959, in Melrose, where he was raised and educated.

David attended Melrose High School and went on to graduate from Westfield State College where he majored in business. He was a successful businessman and greatly admired by his colleagues.

He loved and lived life to the fullest. David particularly cherished time spent with his family, and taking them on numerous adventures and wonderful trips, especially to the national parks. He was an avid Patriot’s fan.

David acquired many close friendships in his lifetime. He was a kind, fun, energetic, and caring person. His good humor will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Jeri, and his children, he is survived by his brother, James Carr and his wife, Jacqueline, of Dracut; his sister, Cynthia Barton and her husband, Patrick, of Lancaster, Pa.; his sisters-in-law, Susan Millone and her husband, John, of Temple City, Calif., Maureen Pendergrast and her husband, Daniel, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; his brothers- in-law, Steven Quirk and his wife, Carolyn, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Richard Quirk and his husband, Paul Ramirez of Friendly Hills, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Kaplan House-Care Dimensions for their excellent care.

Family and friends were invited to his visitation, from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Augustine Church, 35 Essex St. Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carr Family Education Fund, c/o Sam Conte, 807 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA 01845. To leave condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  November 16, 2014
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