Eleanor M. Carter, obituary

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 7:15pm

ST. GEORGE — Eleanor M. Carter, 81, went to meet the Lord on September 21, 2021 at her home in St. George.

Born in St. George, July 8, 1940, she was the daughter of Alton and Marjorie (Post) Wall. She was raised in Spruce Head, surrounded by aunts, uncles, and many dear cousins. She was educated in South Thomaston schools and graduated from Rockland High School.

In June of 1959, she married Richard Carter of St. George, and lived briefly in East Hartford, Connecticut, before returning to the Carter family home in St. George where they lived many years until moving into a new home on adjacent property in 1999. During those years, Eleanor managed the Carter family home and took pride in the gardens they maintained. Over the years she also worked at various jobs, ending her working career as a supervisor of the housekeeping staff at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Eleanor was a former member of the First Baptist Church of St. George at Wiley’s Corner, where she served as deacon. Later, she was a member of Harmony Bible Church in South Thomaston. 

Eleanor was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard, in June of 2006.

She later spent many years with John P. Thompson, III of Spruce Head, where they had many adventures and gatherings with family and friends. They visited family, enjoyed going to the beach in Rockland, and Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde.

Eleanor was known to be full of joy and fun. She was always there with a kind word, wise words of advice, and made friends easily wherever she was with her sense of humor and twinkle in her eyes. She enjoyed baking for family gatherings, and if you were lucky enough, there’d be her famous apple pie.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra Carter, and her husband, Scott Cayouette, of Winslow; her uncle, Edgar Post of Spruce Head; her companion, John P. Thompson, III of St George, and his children, Roxanne Peasley and her husband, Steve of Owls Head, Denise Calderwood and her husband, Randy of Union, Michelle Giustra of Cushing, Robert Thompson and his wife Cindy of Greenville; as well as many of John’s grandchildren and great grandchildren; a cousin, Elliott Prior and his wife, Sherrie, of St George. Elliott’s daily visits were so enjoyable to her over the years.

She also had many dear cousins and wonderful friends of over 70 years with whom she had many fond memories.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 2 p.m., at North Parish Cemetery, Snows Point Road, Wileys Corner at St. George.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or story with Eleanor’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.