On October 28, 2018, Carl H. MacDermott of Bridgewater, succumbed to complications from a heart attack while a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital. Carl was born on January 8, 1928, the second son, of the late Florence L. (Schleicher) and Raymond C. MacDermott. He was born in his family home in Dorchester, MA.
Carl was the loving husband of the late Barbara A. (Kilcoyne) MacDermott. He was the beloved dad of Carl H. MacDermott and his wife Joyce of Bridgewater, Ann T. MacDermott-Keefe and her late husband Edward of East Brookfield, Deborah J. Drew and her husband Stephen of Raynham, J. Joseph MacDermott and his wife Patricia of Norton, Michael P. MacDermott and his wife Sheryl of Bridgewater and Bridget M. MacDermott of Brockton. Carl’s living legacy also includes his thirteen adored grandchildren and five and a half cherished "great" grandchildren. Carl was the brother of the late Roy MacDermott and Jane Cashman
Carl was raised and educated in Dorchester and joined the Navy at seventeen. He attended boot camp in Sampson, NY, and was assigned to Pier 92 in New York. He was then shipped out to England, and fought in WWII until it ended, achieving the rank of Seaman 1st Class. Upon his return to the States, Carl worked at the Lawley Ship Yard in Neponset reconverting boats into gunboats. The Korean War was imminent, and once again Carl stepped up to serve his country, and enlisted in the Army. Carl was sent to Gunnery School at Fort Sill, OK, fought in the Korean War, and then trained recruits in the proper use of weapons. As a Sergeant First Class, Carl declined the Government’s request to become a Weapons Instructor at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York. Upon discharge from the Army, Carl was awarded 5 Bronze Stars and Meritorious Medal for his brave and dedicated service to the country. Carl met and married Barbara A. Kilcoyne on October 13, 1956. They shared 42 years of love and life before Barbara’s death in 1998. He retired in 1990 from a long and successful career as a finished carpenter and builder.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Bridgewater, MA, on Friday November 9,, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. At 1:00 p.m. a brief prayer service will take place. Burial will follow at the Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater, MA.
In honor of Carl’s love and service to his Country, donations may be made in his memory to the Bridgewater Veteran’s Services, 10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA 02324.