Edith L. Carr

  • Died: March 22, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family


Edith L. (Tobin) Carr, of Manchester, peacefully passed away March 22, 2020 at the age of 93.

Edy was born in Winchester, MA to John and Agnes Tobin. She lost her mother at the age of 3 and later moved to California with her father who became an executive at MGM studios. He too passed away when she was 15 years old and Edy and her siblings were raised by their uncle, Eddie Mannix, a film producer and executive at MGM studios. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1945 and from Santa Monica Junior College in 1947.

After college Edy moved to Boston where she modeled for Elizabeth Arden. While in Massachusetts she met the love of her life, Robert Carr, and by 1951 they were married. Edy and Robert resided in Wellesley, MA with their four children before moving to Manchester in 1965.

She was drawn to her community in NH and felt a strong desire to help make it a better place for children. She was involved with the Webster House, the Manchester Girls Club and Manchester Co-op Nursery School. She served as a director of the New Hampshire Opera League and was involved in arranging visits to local grade schools by members of the Boston Opera Society in hopes to bring an understanding of opera to children.

Family was of most importance to Edy and she welcomed everyone into her home with open and loving arms. She made it a point to keep family connected by constantly facilitating events and reunions with her distant family. Her gracious hospitality led many family friends to constantly visit her through the years.

Edy had a love for golf and continued to play into her late 80's. She also enjoyed listening to classical music and poetry.

She is survived by Robert Carr, her husband of 69 years; four children, Cathy Hedlund of Grand Junction, CO, Rhonda Evans of Newburyport, MA, Susan Templeton of Chicago, IL and Robert Carr, Jr. of Manchester; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

SERVICES: No services can be planned due to the current pandemic. Private burial will be at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edy's name may be made to The Webster House, Ski & Sports Fund. This fund was established by Edy five years ago to ensure that any children under the care of the Webster House, past or present, will always have the opportunity to ski, participate in team sports and visit the White Mountains for hiking adventures. The fund pays for ski tickets, rentals and travel. It also pays for team fees and equipment. The address is: The Webster House, 135 Webster St., Manchester NH 03104, or online at https://www.websterhousenh.org/.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory in Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thursday was my favorite day, it was my Edy day! We went on so many adventures, took her out to lunch, the beauty salon, the nail salon, and other errands. She always had the best advice, and was a classy lady one I will never forget. Love you Edy my good friend, I will miss our great Thursdays, may you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Lexy Dann - Candia, NH - Family Friend   April 02, 2020

To the Carr Clan - I was so sad to hear of Edy's passing. I don't recall when she wasn't a part of our families life and have many wonderful memories. Her laugh, smile, and light hearted manner will live on for me. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in your lives and our history.

Posted by Jennifer (Bigelow) Mennis - Weare, NH   March 31, 2020

My sincere condolences. Edy was a great woman who's actions and joyfulness made a difference in so many lives and her community. I remember when our families got together and had so much fun. You all are in my heart during these difficult times.

Posted by Duncan McLane - Lummi Island, WA - Neighbor   March 30, 2020

Dear Bob and family, Edie was a wonderful wonderful person and I was very saddened to hear of her passing.

Posted by Ray Wieczorek - Manchester, NH   March 29, 2020

Edy was a dear friend, a wonderful, beautiful person, and a fun tennis player , a great hostess and a co-traveler. We always said when we couldn't play tennis at Sudden Pitch Courts, we would sit in our rolators and hit the balls, when the ball machine sent them our way. But we never did it. Edy was a wonderful mom and I know you all will miss her a lot. My sincere condolences to Bob and all the kids and grands.

Posted by Ellie Porter - manchester, NH - friend   March 28, 2020

Bill and I wish to extend our sympathy to the Carr family. Your mom, Edy, was such a good friend to our whole family. She was our neighbor for years. I always enjoyed my late afternoon walks with her. She was so good to our kids and loved children. She will be missed!

Posted by Janis Bigelow - Duxbury, MA   March 28, 2020

I will always remember her kindness and generous heart! When I first arrived in Manchester almost 60 years ago she was so friendly and willing to make me feel welcome! She set an example for me for years to follow!! So interesting my son Mark and I were just talking about her with great fondness! My love and prayers for family!

Posted by Barbara Ferdinando - Manchester, NH   March 27, 2020

Uncle Bob,Cathy,Rhonda,Susan,and Bobby,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Edy's passing. So many fun memories from Morse's Pond adventures in Wellesley to Wentworth to Gloucester on the Annisquam. Many many fun Thanksgivings full of fun,laughs,and the muffin man.
Love to all,
The Halligan Clan.

Posted by Michael Halligan - Winthrop, ME   March 27, 2020

Bob, we never knew your mother, but feel very close to her as we live in her former home. We were so sad to read of her passing. We did meet her once when she came to make sure her roses were ok. I am taking good care of them for her. Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss.
Jeanne Gerard
Bob Coulter

Posted by Jeanne Gerard - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   March 26, 2020

It saddens me so much, Edy was such a wonderful women. She did open her heart and house to family and friends, my daughters loved her Christmas parties and still talk about them. She will be sadly missed. My heart felt condolences to the family

Posted by Michael Goodwin - Haverhill, MA - Family Friend   March 25, 2020

Love to all the Carr family from your Texas cousins. We, too, have such fond memories of your parents. They were such gracious hostesses whenever we traveled to the northeast. Through the years, we heard so many great stories from our Mom and Aunt Helene. All those cousins had some amazing times growing up. What a reunion in heaven!

Posted by Gerry, Maggie and Mary Alice Mannix - TX - Family   March 25, 2020

Bobby and family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I was just visiting with my mother at Birch Hill and asking about both of your parents and learned that your Mom wasn't doing well. It is such a complicated time with the Covid-19 concerns, I hope that you were all able to be there with your parents to say your good byes. I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you all. Deepest sympathy,

Posted by Julie Snow Mazur - Northfield, NH - Friend   March 25, 2020

Gary & I are truly sorry for the passing of Edy.
Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences.
It was so wonderful to spend the day with her a few years back ,in Gloucester, viewing art . One of her favorite things to do. And what an eye for art she had . RIP Edy

Posted by Gary and Cheryl Dubinsky - Gloucester, MA - Family Friend   March 25, 2020

Easy was such a lovely woman who always made me smile. My first memories of her were at Sudden Pitch. She always looked out together, even after a game of tennis. Most recently I saw her at Angela's and she was as sharp as ever. She made a real difference in her community and as you mourn her loss you can celebrate her long and well-lived life.

Posted by Ellie Cochran - Manchester - Friend   March 25, 2020

Rhonda, please accept our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. I always enjoyed any time spent with Edy, she was so upbeat and a pleasure to be with. May she Rest in Peace

Posted by Colleen Driscoll - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   March 24, 2020


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