Brenton Albert Carr, 80

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BRUNSWICK — Brenton Albert Carr, 80, died on May 14.

Carr was born in Portland on Jan. 18, 1932, to Homer and Phyllis Carr.

He grew up in Falmouth, where he was president of his senior class and a varsity basketball and baseball player.

Carr served in the Korean War before beginning his career. In 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Brown, and together they raised three children.

Traveling around the country he pursued the job he loved in law enforcement, first as a Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff, later as an agent in the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and as a Secret Service agent protecting presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

After he retired, Carr and his family returned to Maine and lived in a lighthouse in Castine. Later in life he moved to Brunswick where he met and married Dianne Hardt.

He greatly enjoyed golfing and shared this passion with his golfing buddies Mal, Jerry, Bob and Don. In his final days he was still watching the Golf Channel and critiquing Tiger Woods’ missed putt.

He was predeceased by his brother, Richard.

Carr is survived by his wife, Dianne; daughters, Susan Hatch and her husband, David, and Sandra Richardson and her husband, Nicholas; son, Brenton W. Carr and his wife, Clara; stepdaughter, Roxanne Hardt; grandchildren, Betsy Hatch Libby and her husband, Jason, Joshua Hatch and his wife, Vanessa, Whitney McDorr, Zoe McDorr, Leslie Carr and Orman Carr; great-grandchildren, Carter and Jackson Libby and Oakley Hatch; and many nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no funeral services and his ashes will be returned to Castine and Penobscot Bay.

His family wishes to thank the staff at the SSU at Central Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the outstanding care during his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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