After graduating from high school, Helen worked at the England Brothers department store, then enjoyed working at the Berkshire Eagle in their billing department. In 1971, Helen and her husband chose to make their family’s education a priority and began earning a living creating Ronald Carr Building & Remodeling, where she did all the bookkeeping for over 30 years.
Among many things, she found joy in cultivating her flower and vegetable gardens, planning and decorating their home for all the holiday gatherings, caring for their beloved cats and dogs, but par- above all, she loved her family, supporting her children as they grew up in all their endeavors. Known to be the 2nd mother of the neighborhood children, all were welcomed around a delicious home-cooked meal.
Helen is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Carr, her son Glenn Carr, her daughter Patricia Carr (Joseph Kenealy), her niece Cindy Luciani (Bernard), William Rogers, her sister-in-law Janet Ellsworth, her brother-in-law Duane Carr and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Lindsey, her sister Dorothy Ashley niece Donna Rogers and her brother-in-law Byron Carr.
The funeral of Mrs. Helen P. Carr will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, with a Christian burial liturgy at 12:00 p.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, celebrated by Reverend A. Peter Gregory, Pastor Emeritus of St. Charles. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Pittsfield, MA. Calling hours will be Tuesday before the service from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. To ensure the safety of everyone, due to the recent increase in Covid cases, all who attend these services are required to wear face masks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires or to the American Cancer Society in charge of the funeral home.
Posted by The Berkshire Eagle on October 2, 2021.