Groveland — Robert V. Carr Sr., 87, longtime Groveland resident passed away peacefully on Monday evening, April 21, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Boston on January 16, 1927,and was the son of late Victor and Marie (Whittaker) Carr. Raised in Milton, he attended Milton High School, where he excelled in cross country, track and field. Mr. Carr was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in the Military Police, and stationed in Paris. When he returned to this country, he completed his degree in business administration at Boston University, where he also was involved with athletics, holding the record for the New England Mile Champion.
Mr. Carr leaves his loving wife, Marie F. (O’Brien) Carr, after 62 years of marriage.
They lived in the Greater Boston area for several years, until settling in Groveland in 1957, where they raised their family.
Mr. Carr was the founder of the firm which is now Carr, Staples and Accardi, CPA in Haverhill.
He was very active in the Town of Groveland serving on several different civic boards, including the school committee and finance committee. He was also the Past Commander of the Nathan M. Webster American Legion Post No. 248, Groveland. Professional associations he was a member of included the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants and the National Society of Public Accountants. His community activities included board of directors at Pentucket Bank, founding member of the Adult Round Robin League at Cedardale, coach and treasurer of Groveland Little League, and longtime friend and business associate of the Esty family and the Ralph A. Esty and Sons Lumber Co., Groveland. He was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick Church, Groveland, and his religious activities included Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society of St. Patrick Parish, St. Patrick Choir, and St. Patrick Bowling League.