Wilfred R. Carver

December 14, 1933November 14, 2012

Lewiston - Wilfred Roger Carver, known to friends and family as “Red,” died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion. Red was born on Dec. 14, 1933 in East Auburn, Maine to Elwood and Fleeta Avis Smith Carver. Red grew up in North Auburn, attended a one-room school and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1956 to 1958 as a tank driver with the 10th Mountain Division. After returning home, he worked as a supervisor for 45 years at Knapp Brothers Shoe Manufacturing Company in Lewiston, Maine, and Derry, N.H. On May 22, 1971, he married Joyce Sanderson, whom Red called “the love of my life, my best friend and buddy.” Joyce died on Feb. 20, 2005, which Red described as “the hardest day of my life.” Red was an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. He and Joyce spent much time camping and canoeing throughout Maine, particularly at Green and Richardson lakes. One of Red’s favorite hunting areas was along the narrow gauge railroad from Rumford to Rangeley Lake. Red attended Greene Baptist Church. A great lover of animals, Red could often be found sitting comfortably with his cat, Nutsy, resting in his lap. Red is survived by six sisters: Joan Lyons of New Gloucester; Norma Hoy of Manchester, Maine; Dorothy Hanson and husband, William, of Florida; Margaret Hodge and husband John of Florida; Judith Boothby and husband, Ted, of Turner, Maine; and Sandra Vye and husband, Dick, of West Auburn, Maine. Red is also survived by a brother, John Carver Sr. and wife, Laura, of Turner, Maine; a stepson Douglas Tremblay and wife, Pat, of Las Vegas; step-grandchildren Mike, Sean and Pam Tremblay of Minnesota; stepson Earl Tibbetts Jr. of Lewiston, Maine; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are adopted cousins Norman and Janice Weed of Gorham, Maine, who helped him after the difficult loss of his wife. Red’s close friend Ed Veinott, died in August of 2010. A brother, David Carver of Augusta, Maine, predeceased him in 2011. The family wishes to thank the staff at Montello Manor and St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion for their loving care of Red. You are invited to share your condolences with the Carver family by visiting their guest book at Visitation Sunday from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM followed by funeral services at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Committal prayers with military honors Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Valley Cemetery, Greene. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545


  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • Funeral Services Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • Committal Prayers Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wilfred R. Carver

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Amanda Dumont

December 6, 2012

Red I miss you so much! I am so sorry that I didnt come to visit you. I know that you know how much I loved you and I know you are watching us now. You made every day that I went into work worth doing. I love you Buddy!

November 17, 2012

Red was my boss for nine years at Knapp, We had a lot of laughs together ,espically after I became the floor lady. Loved him alot.Joyce was the love of his life.

Joyce Gaskas

November 16, 2012

My sympathy go's out to the Carver family. I just lost my Brother Maurice Penley last week, so I know what you are going through. Remember going to your house many times when you lived in North Auburn, and I lived on Hersey Hill.
Joyce (Verrill) Gaskas(2nd cousin)

Pam Tremblay

November 16, 2012

Red was the greatest grandfather a girl could have. He will be loved and missed for eternity. At least Grammy and Red are back together again. Love you both.
Pam Tremblay

Glenn gagne

November 16, 2012

Red you have certainly earned your wings, it was great working for you,say hi to Eddie for me,God bless you Red,see you later. Glenn Gagne

Patricia gagnon

November 16, 2012

My deepest sympathies to the family .Red you and Joyce were good friends you were a great boss to work you will be miss Pat Gagnon [Turner Me] [FL]

Theresa Dwinal

November 16, 2012

Red was the best boss you could have i will miss him so much. At least he is at peace in heaven with Joyce was was awesome. Much love to his family at this time of grief Theresa Martel Dwinal aka Terrible Terry as Red would call me

Joan Schoppe

November 16, 2012

So sorry to hear about Red ,but I am so glad I got to visit with him this year and will miss that big smile and hugs when Sandy and I would come into the room. Love to the family.

Kelly Sirois

November 16, 2012

I'm going to miss you Red. You and Joyce always had an open door for us. You will be sadly missed. Give Jody a big hug from us.

November 16, 2012

Sad to read of Red's passing. Remembering his support of his workers at Knapp
Shoe. Lynn Couture RN