Keith Wayne Carr, 61, of East Hampton beloved husband of 39 years to Sue (Hastings) Carr passed away Sunday February 6th at Hartford Hospital after a tragic accident at his home. Born July 11, 1960 in Belfast, Maine he was the son of the late Elwin and Inez Christopher. Keith had lived in East Hampton for most of his life, graduating from East Hampton High School Class of 1978. Keith was a member of the former Local 24 carpenters’ union and worked for some of the biggest construction companies in the state during his 40+ year career. He was an avid snowmobiler and spent many years as part of the Woodford Snowbusters Club in Woodford, VT. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. During his younger days, he played and managed a men’s league softball team and took great joy in hosting the end of season picnic at his home by the lake. Growing up, Keith had a passion for dirt bike riding and racing. The rule was if you wanted to ride it, you had to learn how to fix it. He quickly became known as Mr. Fix It and had a reputation for being able to get any motor running again. He jumped at the opportunity to become a Honda Marine and Husquavarna certified mechanic to expand his knowledge.
Besides his wife Sue, he is survived by his daughter Karen Carr and her fiancé Christopher Albert, father-in-law Ronald Hastings all of East Hampton. His sister Sharon Smart of Las Cruces, NM and Troy Ellis, who he considered a son, also of East Hampton. In addition, he is survived by many close friends that he considered family.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Hartford Hospital Neuro ICU, especially Dr. Matthew Jaffa and the nurses. Also, to close family friends Matthew and Sarah Moyer, who were a guiding light through this difficult time.
A memorial service will be held Thursday February 10th at 11:00AM at the Congregational Church of East Hampton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the CT Humane Society at www.give.cthumane.org.
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