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Nashua, NH 03064-2238
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Doris Carter

Doris Elaine Carter (Stahley)

Wednesday, September 25th, 1935 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Doris Elaine Carter, age 83, passed away at her home in Nashua on Saturday, January 5, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born on September 25, 1935 in Allentown, PA, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Fried) Stahley. She was a 1953 graduate of Allentown High School.

Doris served her country in the U.S. Army. She loved doing puzzles, reading, attending local theater shows and spending time with her family. In her later years, Doris frequented the senior citizen clubs and enjoyed being a snowbird in Florida with her husband Robert.

Doris was predeceased by her brother Robert Stahley and her nephew Charles Stahley.

In addition to her husband of almost 63 years, Robert Sayles Carter, Sr., Doris leaves behind her children, Carol Clark of Nashua, Robert Carter of Nashua and Paula and her husband John Cary of Sandown; five grandchildren, Jessica, Lauren, John, Zachary and Dylan and four great grandchildren, Issabella, Sophia, Paisley and Eli. Doris also leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Karen Brevogel, Kenny Stahley and Barbara Cline all of New Jersey.

SERVICES: All are welcome to attend calling hours on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2-4PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua. A service will start promptly at 4PM at the funeral home with Rev. Maggie Lewis of the First Baptist Church of Nashua officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to be sent to Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    The Davis Funeral Home
    1 Lock St.
    Nashua, NH 03064
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  • Service

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 4:00pm
    The Davis Funeral Home
    1 Lock St.
    Nashua, NH 03064
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Maggie Lewis


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Paula Cary

Posted at 03:40pm
My mom is a very special person to me and will never be forgotten. I think of her everyday and the conversations we had. At night the boys want to call and say good night XOXOXOXOXOX. I still can't believe that she has moved on and is now an guardian angel looking over all of us that were part of her life. She is in heaven with her parents, her brother and nephew. You will be forever missed Mom!

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Martha Lepage

Posted at 10:35am
I am very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Martha LePage

Posted at 10:25pm
I have so many happy memories of my Aunt Doris. As a child, I loved to visit her, my Uncle Bob and my cousins for family summer vacations and Thanksgivings. We always had lots of laughs and good times. On our day trips through the mountains, she would sing songs with us kids and drive my dad (her brother) and Uncle Bob crazy. We still talk about the time she wanted to know if we could have a picnic on the top of Mt. Washington and was told that the winds were about 40mph and the temperature was in the 30's. She was disappointed and I think she was hoping that when we reached the summit, it wouldn't be that bad and we could have our picnic, but we ended up eating our lunch when we made it back down the auto road. My memories grew even more when I got married and Rich and I took Ryan and Shelby to NH. Aunt Doris always doted on them and they loved it when she'd go on day trips with us to Clark's, Six Gun City, Storyland, and many other attractions. Aunt Doris and I had many long talks over the years. I know that she enjoyed being a "snowbird" and spending time in FL with Uncle Bob. She loved her family more than anything and always talked about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was kind, loving, generous and funny and I'll miss her dearly, but I know that she is now at peace. Rest easy, Aunt Doris. You'll always be in my heart. Until we meet again, Karen xoxo

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July 1993
She got a kick out of the camper had everything you needed. No bugs, no sleeping on the ground even air conditioning. "AND THIS IS CAMPING?
Love cooking marshmellows over the camp fire.
Robert & Doris
Robert, Shirley, Doris & Bob Thanksgiving 1967
Robert & Doris
Doris in Atlantic City
Helping Shelby feed the goats at Six Gun City - Aug. 1996
Aunt Doris with Kenny & Ryan at Great Adventure - July 1998
Aunt Doris with Ryan, Shelby & Lauren - Aug. 1996
Aunt Doris, Uncle Bob, Ryan, Shelby, Rob & Karen - June 2011