July 19, 2004
Damon Carter, 84, of New London,
NH, died unexpectedly July
19, 2004, at New London Hospital. He was the son of
William Joseph and Ruth (Damon) Carter of Newton and
graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover in 1938 and
from Princeton University in 1942. A resident of Newton and a summer
resident of Rockport for much of his life, Mr. Carter
had worked in Boston
advertising for over 35 years retiring as vice
president of Humphrey Browning MacDougall in 1982.
An avid skier, sailor and tennis player,
he was active in the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport and the Waban Neighborhood
Club in Newton.
Upon retirement, Mr. Carter moved to
Warner, NH. He was in the Warner Men's Club, a member
of the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club and active in the development of local affordable
housing. His many friendships and role as secretary for the Princeton Class of
1942 gave him pleasure throughout his life.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Ann
(Walen) Carter of New London, NH, his daughters, Janet
and her, husband, Jay Lingerman of Ipswich and
Elizabeth (Betsy) and her husband,
Ira Lavine, of
Rockport; his sons, Damon Jr. "Jay" and his wife Judy,
of Needham, and Steven P. of
Somerville; his granddaughters,
Beth Miller of Wenham, Lindsey Miller of San
Francisco, California, and Amelia Carter of
Somerville; his sisters, Kay Shumway and her
husband Peter, of Etna, NH
and Nancy Wheeler of Santa Fe, NM;
six nieces, seven nephews; and three stepchildren and
He was also the husband for 49 years of
the late Ann Brittain Carter.
A celebration of his life will be held at
a later date.
In lieu of
flowers, donations in his name may be made to the charity of one's choice.