Beverly — Peter S. Carbone Jr., passed away on Wednesday, July 10, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Salem on Sept. 10, 1925, he was the son of the late Peter S. and Margaret (Lettich) Carbone. Peter was raised and educated in Salem, and joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 serving aboard the famed battleship U.S.S. South Dakota. During his Navy service he earned a total of 12 battle stars. The Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal (10) stars, Phillipine Liberation Medal (2) stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the American Theater Medal, participating in many of the naval battles of the Pacific, and was aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota, which was the Admiral Nimitz flagship at anchor in Tokyo Harbor during the official Japanese surrender.
After his discharge from the Navy, Peter began a 43-year career with the railroad. He began his career with the B&M railroad working in freight, and then moved over to the commuter rail service. He then transferred over to Amtrak when they took over the MBTA contract for the commuter rail in the mid 1980s. Peter retired from Amtrak in 1989 completing over 43 years of service without utilizing a sick day.
He married his wife, Patricia (Waldron) Carbone, in 1953 and together they raised 6 children in Salem, and then Danvers after moving there in 1976. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1011 in Peabody for over 60 years. He lived his life for his family, and will be remembered for his smile, generosity, kindness, and caring nature.
Peter was predeceased by his first wife of 53 years, Patricia, in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Connolly); 6 children, Patricia Sanderson and her husband, Gary, Barbara Moroney and her husband, Mark, both of Danvers; Donna Modugno and her husband, Arthur, of Beverly; Cindy Larrabee and her husband, Alan, of Windham, N.H.; Joseph Carbone and his wife, Joanne, of Peabody; Peter Carbone and his wife, Tracy, of Oakham; his stepson, Paul Pettinato and his wife, Andrea, of Weston; 15 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 siblings, John Carbone of Salem, Robert Carbone of Danvers, Louise Casey of Beverly, Marie O’Hara of Texas; and many nieces and nephews. His siblings, Joseph and Mark Carbone, Lucille McInnis, and Marjorie Haefner, predeceased him.
The family would like to thank the staff at North Shore & Greater Boston Hospice for the kind, compassionate care shown to Peter these last few months.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 9 a.m. in Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart Street, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Tribute Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or at www.stjude.org/tributes. www.LyonsFuneral.com.