Robert H. Carr

  • Born: June 9, 1928
  • Died: May 22, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert H. Carr, 90, of Manchester passed away on May 22, 2019 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

He was born in Manchester on June 9, 1928, the son of John and Agnes (Desrochers) Carr and had been a lifelong resident of the city. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean War. Bob was a heavy equipment operator throughout his career. He had worked for R.G. Watkins, Weaver Brothers, and Midway before retiring from Hutter Construction Co. After his retirement he worked for Pichette Brothers Construction. He loved animals, especially dogs. He also enjoyed Boston sports and boxing. But most of all, Bob loved his family with all his heart and was happiest in their company. They will miss his incredible sense of humor, his ability to make anybody laugh, and his generous spirit.

Family members include his wife of 61 years, Jane (Desrochers) Carr; a son, John Carr and his long-time companion Marilyn MacKenzie of Manchester; a daughter, Tracey Taylor and her husband Richard of Windham; two grandchildren, Megan Standafer and Robert Carr; three great grandchildren, Luke, Camden, and Benjamin; along with nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, George Carr and by a sister, Doris St. Hilaire.

A private graveside service will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Jane, it has been so many years since seeing you.
I am deeply sorry you have lost Bob. Prayers to your family.
Sounds like he was a great Dad and hubby.
Priscilla Jacobson. Manchester, NH

Posted by priscilla Jacobson - manchester, NH - Friend   May 31, 2019


Uncle Bob, you will be deeply missed from our lives. The world has lost a kind, gentle, compassionate man. So sorry Aunt Jane, Tracy and John.

Posted by Donna DeNauw - Manchester, NH - Family   May 29, 2019

Sincere condolences for the loss of such a kind, gentle soul.

Posted by Jim & Lee Gamache - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   May 29, 2019

Mrs Carr, John & Tracy, The whole family is saddened by the passing of Mr Carr. We loved him. Such a kind sole. Always had time to talk with each of us. Always smiling and happy. HE had such a way with people and dogs alike. The dog whisperer! He will be missed in the neighborhood. God bless, THe Ferland Family

Posted by Guylaine Robidoux - Hooksett, NH   May 28, 2019

To the Carr Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the VFW Auxiliary/Post #4485 in Somersworth, NH, we wish to express sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

VFW Auxiliary President, 2016-2018
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   May 28, 2019

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have so many great memories of him working with us. We could always count on him telling us a good joke out of his JOKE book he kept in the loader. Our deepest sympathy to the Family.

Posted by Leo Pichette - Manchester, NH - Friend   May 27, 2019

Jane, my sympathy on reading of Bob's passing. Remembrance of how he made us all laugh remains with me. He was a joy to know. I wish you well.

Posted by Cathy Felch    May 26, 2019

Jane,I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing.My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Jim Winslow - Brown's Summit, NC   May 26, 2019

Jan sorry to learn of Bob's passing.....hope you have been doing well yourself....lots of Memories of our times at West High in the 1950's , Bob always had a nice story to tell. Sincere sympathy Marge (Gagnon) Thompson and George.

Posted by Marjorie Thompson - Hollis, NH   May 26, 2019

So sorry for your loss. He had a great sense of humor. I remember when my nephew Tom the bat boy thought he was Archie Bunker he thought that was hilarious. May he rest in peace and condolences to your mom and sister as well.

Posted by Al Desruisseaux - Goffstown, NH - Friend   May 26, 2019

I share in your sorrow for his loss, but hope your good memories will continue to bring you joy.

Posted by Tim Theochares - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   May 25, 2019


Uncle Bob, your quick wit will certainly be missed! Our sincere sympathy to all of you, you will remain in our prayers.

Posted by Bob & Darlene McWhirter - Melvin Village, NH - Family   May 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much Tracey enjoyed the time she spent with her Dad and how much she will miss him.

Posted by Patrice Kilar - FORT WORTH, TX - Friend   May 25, 2019


Our deepest sympathies, keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers....we will miss you Mr. Carr!

Posted by Denis & Linda Huard - NH - Friend   May 23, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May the memories of him warm your hearts as you await the time when you will see him again
1Thessalonians 4:14

Posted by P T    May 23, 2019

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