Prides Crossing — Caleb Loring Jr. died peacefully at home in Prides Crossing, Mass. on November 24, 2013. He had been tenderly cared for by his staff and family. He was the beloved husband of Rosemary Merrill Loring who predeceased him after 60 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by two of his brothers, David and Joseph. He is survived by his four children, Caleb Loring 3rd, David Loring, Rosemary Loring, Keith Loring, and their respective spouses, Bronwyn Loring, Janet Loring, Dr. David Byrne, and Karen Koenig; by four grandchildren, Dr. Caleb Loring 4th, Caitlyn Loring Thomas, William Campbell, and Suzanne Campbell; by six great-grandchildren, Alayna, Emma, Adam, Blair, Merrill, and Jane; and by his sister, Susan Loring; and brother, George Loring.
Caleb was born to Suzanne Bailey Loring and Caleb Loring at home, 20 Hereford St., Boston, Mass. on February 5, 1921. He grew up in Chestnut Hill, and graduated from Dexter School, Milton Academy, Harvard College ('43), and Harvard Law School ('48). Upon graduation from Harvard, he began his working career leaving the docks of Boston to serve aboard the battleship USS Texas. He served in WWII as a commissioned line officer and saw battle in Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Years later, as his civilian career was coming to an end, he returned to those docks in Boston as President of the Board of the USS Constitution Museum and, for a time, Director. He said his working career had come full circle.
Caleb began his business/corporate career at Gaston, Snow, Ely & Bartlett as a litigator and corporate attorney. One of his corporate clients was Fidelity Management Trust Company which soon hired him to be their first internal corporate counsel. He remained at Fidelity for the balance of his professional life, but also maintained an office as a trustee with Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge.