Alfred R. Cartier

April 27, 1929December 2, 2012

Alfred R. Cartier 1929-2012

Fred Cartier of Pebble Beach, passed away peacefully from cancer at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, on Sunday, December 2, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Fred is survived by his wife of 20 years, Grace Cartier; his daughters, Collette Cartier and Monique (Glen) Cartier-Rowe and his stepson, Geoffrey Norlock. His step-grandsons, Jake Davis, Geoffrey Norlock Jr., and Bodie Norlock also survive Fred. He was preceded in death by his step-son, George Norlock, Jr. Fred was born on April 27, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts, to René and Louise Cartier. He spent his formative years in Monaco. Later Fred returned to the United States and attended Sacred Heart Prep School on the East Coast, completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Connecticut, and earned his Master’s Degree at Columbia University. Fred also served in the U.S. Navy. In his early years, Fred was a competitive ski jumper. He was also an avid tennis player and fan and played throughout his life, up until his recent, short illness. He loved traveling the world with his wife, Grace. The couple spent many vacations on the Ile St. Louis, in Paris, France, as he loved the City of Lights and all things Parisian. An avid 49er fan, Fred spent many game days with friends, cheering on his favorite team. Fred retired as Sr. Vice President and manager of M.L. Stern & Co. Inc., an office that he opened in the early 1980’s. Fred was mentor and friend to many of the Monterey Peninsula’s financial investment professionals. Funeral Services will be held at The Little Chapel by-the-Sea, on the premises of El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, at one o’clock, Friday, December 7, 2012. To sign Fred’s guest book and leave messages for his family, please visit The Cartier family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Community Hospital for their kind, loving support during this difficult time. Au revoir, mon ami. Until we meet again, indeed!


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Barbara and Mark Miller

December 7, 2012

There are no words to convey the loss of Fred. But he touched each heart in a special way with his smile, his sense of humor and his kindness. Ocean Pines will miss him. Grace, you knew him best. May God comfort you as only He can.

Tony MAdonna

December 7, 2012

Dear Fred,

You were and always will be my favorite person I met through M. L. Stern. You are an unbelievably classy & nice guy and I think all of us could learn a lot from you. You always brought a smile to my face and I always enjoyed hearing your prospective on life. For a man that had so much you were so honest & real. Never bragged, never acted like you were better then everyone else & always had a smile. I think you were a great person & I will truly miss you. I always got a kick out of our weekly conversations about the 49ers & I still laugh when I think of your high pitched voice saying "If he wasn't in the NFL he'd probably be mopping floors" hahaha Miss you buddy.

Lance & Mary Worton

December 7, 2012

So very sorry to learn of Fred's passing. Our family's thoughts and prayers go out to Grace and family. May he rest in peace.

Miles Benickes

December 7, 2012

Fred, my friend, you will be sorely missed by all you touched. I will always remember fondly our first meeting in 1975 and the years following as colleagues. My thoughts are with Grace and the family today.

Deacon Nick Pasculli

December 7, 2012

Dear Grace, May the Good Lord comfort you in your loss and sorrow. Deacon Nick+

December 7, 2012

Will and I send our heartfelt thoughts your way and to your family. We remember Fred well and his wonderful smile. Peace and love to you.

Brandon Harris

December 7, 2012

Fred...Thank you so much for giving me a chance in the investment business and saying some of the funniest one liners I've ever heard in my life. I'll never forget you and I hope to have a tennis match with you in the great beyond some day.

Catherine Murphy Gingras

December 7, 2012

Dear Grace,

So sorry for your loss. You and Fred were always so perfectly suited to each other, and that's a rare treasure in life. Please accept my sincere condolences. Love, Catherine Murphy Gingras

Vicky & Ned Boddie

December 7, 2012

Dearest Grace,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children and those precious grandchildren. I know that Fred was such a joy in your life and he will be sorely missed.

December 6, 2012

Dear Mrs. Cartier,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. He was a wonderful Gentleman and funny too,I might add!

Joey G., (formerly from The Beach Club)