John M. Carr, of Woburn, passed away peacefully on March 20, following a short period of declining health. He was 69. John was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. (Redfern) Carr and together they shared 43 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Dorchester, John was a proud graduate of Catholic Memorial High School. Following high school he attended and graduated from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. John worked in education for many years and was a former Guidance Director at Woburn Memorial High School and also at the Salem High School in Salem, NH.
Throughout his life John was a true sports enthusiast and enjoyed following all the Boston teams as well keeping up on local high school sports. He enjoyed coaching and being involved with his students and his own children’s sports teams. John coached little league baseball, softball, football at Melrose High School for a period of time and also coached track at Woburn High School.
For many years John enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod with his family and friends, golfing, relaxing and just enjoying each others company.
John's family would like to thank the community, their friends and family for all of the loving support and help over the past several years with John's health.
In addition to his beloved wife, John is survived by his children, Patrick Carr and his wife Carrie of Wake Forest, NC, Alicen Gillis and her husband John of Tewksbury, and Timothy Carr of Los Angeles, CA. He was the loving grandfather of John Gillis, Rachel and Lindsey Carr. Brother of Mary Carr of Pembroke, Patricia Carr and her husband Michael Patton of Cambridge, and Donna Azevedo of Plymouth.
Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn, Monday, March 24, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, Box 22, Woburn, MA 01801.