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Ned Maurice Carter

April 16, 1928 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 89)

Bradford, Vt.  – Ned Maurice Carter, 89, of 593 Branch Road, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 


He was born on April 16, 1928 in Corinth, VT to Nathan Taplin Carter and Hazel (Ladd) Carter.  He attended Bradford Academy and St. Johnsbury Trade School. 

Ned was a lifelong farmer and was employed as a carpenter for several local builders.  He also worked at Copeland’s Furniture, Miller Ready Mix and at Bradford Veneer and Panel. 

He was a member of the Minerva Lodge #86 since 1949.   He was also a long-time member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Bradford, Vermont.

In his earlier years, he enjoyed snowmobiling and camping and always enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Verna (Thurston) Carter to whom he was married on June 30, 1950;  two daughters, Sheila and husband Kendall Locke and Audrey Osgood of Bradford; grandchildren Glen Locke and wife Jennifer of Haverhill, NH, Nathan Locke and wife Jessica, Stacy (Locke) and husband Jared Pinardi, Adam Osgood and wife Jessica, Chad Osgood and fiancé Ashley O’Donnell all of Bradford; great grandchildren Dorothy Gallagher,  Abigail Locke, McKenna Locke, Samantha Locke, Britney Locke, Tanner Pinardi, Brooke Osgood, Faith Osgood, Jayde Osgood and Byrklee Osgood.  He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Osgood of North Thetford and Jean Hodge of Bradford and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a son, Nedrick Carter and brothers Lyle, Howard, Lynwood, Derrol; sisters Pauline Sleeper, Maxine Cummings, Lavona Carter, and half-brother Frederick Carter.

 Funeral services will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Bradford on Friday, August 11 at 1PM. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Sawyer Cemetery in Bradford. Visiting hours will be held at the Hale Funeral Home in Bradford on Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 8PM.

The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation care of Bradford, VT is in charge of arrangements.

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