Former Tewksbury Resident Recalled as 'Consummate Care-Giver'

Leslie Carr, 63, died last week after a battle with illness.

Leslie C. (Haddock) Carr, 63, died last week. Photo: McNally & Watson
Leslie C. (Haddock) Carr, 63, died last week. Photo: McNally & Watson
The following obituary is courtesy of McNally & Watson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Leslie C. (Haddock) Carr, 63, of Clinton, a former long-time resident of Tewksbury and Medford, died Monday, March 24, 2014 in her home, after an illness. Her husband of 40 years, Joseph M. Carr, died in 2012.

She is survived by her four children: Michelle A. Harris and her husband, Lance, of Sterling, BethAnne Morin and her husband, Jeffrey, of Omaha, Nebraska, Joseph F. Carr of Lowell, and David R. Carr and his wife, Erika, of Leominster; five grandchildren: Kayla Morin, Jackson Harris, Sara Harris, Ryan Carr, and Evan Carr; her mother, Lucille (Jean) Haddock of Melrose; a brother, Leroy Haddock and his wife, Deborah, of Bradford; five sisters: Lorraine Leahy and her husband, Jack, of Bradford, Luann Haddock and her husband, Eddie Colindres, of Melrose, Linda Kight and her husband, Jerry, of Roseburg, Oregon, Laurie Haddock and her companion, Rich Nusbaum, of Acton, and Lisa Palermo and her husband, David, of Stoneham; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Leslie was born and raised in Medford, daughter of the late Leroy Haddock. She was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School, Malden, and the former Boston City Hospital School of Nursing.

For 18 years, she worked as an Operating Room Nurse at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, and later, at Saints Memorial Hospital, Lowell, for nearly 20 years before her retirement.

She was a former member of the Medford Rotary Club, enjoyed sewing, playing cribbage, and spending time with her grandchildren. A consummate care-giver, Leslie devoted her life to her family.


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