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Philip Linwood Carter Jr.

December 1, 1929 — June 15, 2022

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Princeton Public Library, 2 Town Hall Drive, Princeton, MA 01541, or the Notre Dame Health Care’s Hospice Program, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit

Philip Linwood Carter Jr. of Fitchburg, a former long-time resident of Princeton, passed away June 15, 2022, at age 92. His loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Virginia Gerante Carter, was by his side holding his hand when he passed.

In addition to Virginia, Phil is survived by his brother, Stephen William Carter (Josette) of Gloucester, MA; son Anthony Wood Carter (Vivian) of Olympia, WA; two daughters, Diane Stone (Ken Dumont) of Westminster, MA, and Paula Fuller of Ashburnham, MA; four grandchildren: Philip Linwood Carter IV, of Broomfield, CO; Matthew Fuller of Brighton, MA; Chris Fuller of Troy, NY; Amy Fuller of Portland, OR; great granddaughter, Rylie Carter of Thornton, CO; and a large group of Phil’s nieces, nephews, and friends.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents Philip Linwood Carter Sr. and Gertrude Wood Carter of Media, PA, his brother James Standish Carter of Brunswick, ME, his first wife, Ann Trenholme Carter of Ketchum, ID, daughter Catherine Verd Carter, of Edison, WA, and son, Philip Linwood Carter III, of Ketchum, ID.

Phil attended Tufts University (Delta Upsilon) on a NROTC scholarship, graduating with a BS in Chemistry in 1952. After serving his country Phil worked as a chemist and pulp salesman for the Weyerhaeuser Company for 38 years.

Phil was a generous, courteous, and kind man who always introduced himself with a smile and an outstretched hand, and who responded, when asked how he was doing, by saying “I’m smiling.” He was an authentic officer and a gentleman whose smile and love will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings and Notre Dame Health’s Hospice Program for the extraordinary care they provided to Phil and Virginia in the last years of Phil’s life.

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