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Carlton F. Noble

October 12, 1941 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 79)

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Graveside service for Carlton F. Noble is scheduled for Friday September 3, 2021 at 11:45am.  Family and friends will meet at the office at Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street Braintree, MA (across from cemetery).  At 12:00pm the Director will lead the cars in procession to the lot.

Carlton F. Noble, of Easton, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully on August 23rd at the age of 79.  He is the beloved husband of the late Myrna A. (Beaton) Noble.  Carlton was born in Boston on October 12, 1941 to the late Mrytie Ludlow and Carlton Noble.  Devoted father of Carlton Noble, III of CA and Gracie Noble Sampson of RI. Grandfather of Emily Sampson, Annie Sampson and Marie Mutryn.  Brother of Richard Noble and his wife Maureen Noble of Taunton.  He leaves behind nieces & nephews and many friends.

Carlton graduated from South Boston High School in 1959.  He then attended Trade School for Sheet Metal Workers.  He became a member of the Local 17 Sheet Metal Workers Union (Tin Knocker) in Dorchester and has been a member for 62 years.  His first job as an apprentice in 1959 was Banker Sheet Metal. He went on to Cox S.M. then to Morgan S.M. and several more shops after that.  He helped computerize the Sheet Metal Shops he worked for in the 1980's.

He was a member of USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and a member of New England Model Train Association and was an avid collector of old coins and stamps.

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  • Eulogy by Carlton Noble III


  • Thank you for coming today.  We all gather here today for different reasons;

  • Mainly to pay respects; But also to mourn; And for some of us - to celebrate the life of my Dad. 

  • Selfishly, we also may come today to understand our own mortality, because someday like my father, we will also take our last breath on this earth. 

  • The last time I talked to my dad was on fathers day about 2 months ago. 

  • Through the years we have had our ups and downs. 

  • We talked for about 15 minutes and I remember thinking this is probably the last time I will speak to him because in his voice I could sense his end might be near. 

  • I was very happy though in the way we finished our call, I said with a little cheer -

  • Dad, you know it is fathers day today and I can't remember the last time I wished you a happy fathers day.  So I wish you a happy fathers day. 

  • And there was a long pause, and I could feel it was an emotional moment for him, as well as for me. 

  • He then said thank you and we said our goodbyes and it felt like he had let go of something in connection with our past.

  • For the last 10 years he had many medical problems from a tumor, diabetes, heart failure, hips and back problems and has been in hospitals or nursing homes.

  • He seemed to become softer as a person as he struggled with his pain. 

  • When he entered the nursing home some parts of his health got better because they controlled his diet which helped his diabetes and heart. 

  • It was hard for him not to have a real home; as well as losing my moher; He could not walk the last couple of years either and was lonely, and this took a toll on him.

  • The body of my father is no longer with us; but his Spirit may survive the death of his body and we can remember him. 

  • My father did a lot of good on this Earth. 

  • First, he gave me life and I am grateful to have had him raising me as a father. 

  • My sister and I probably know my father the best.  We have seen all sides of him. 

  • He had a temper at times, that maybe was passed on to him.  But I know this is not who HE really was. 

  • He had a kind heart and would always be helpful if called upon. 

  • He did not expect anything in return either - That was the amazing thing about him!

  • I observed how my teenage friends and his friends liked him a lot and he would socialize and laugh with them.

  • I would be in disbelief about this sometimes because I knew him in a different way.

  • He had a quiet jovial nature about him and for the most part was easy going. 

  • I remember his laugh and I remember how Gracie, my mother and myself would all be in delight when my father was happy.

  • In the last decade the Noble and Beaton families have been hit hard by members passing away. 

  • So many of my aunts and uncles have passed;

  • As well as some young cousins departing too soon. 

  • It is interesting that we will now today close up this grave plot forever;

  • My nana was first, then Uncle Roy, Aunt Gracie, My mother Myrna and now my father. 

  • I feel that the great generation from the 30s and 40s of our families is completed now and their spirits are forever with us. 

  • They were all good friends and it has come full circle around with my Dads passing.

  • Now new circles from our generations are established and will be looked upon for security.

  • And hopefully we will thrive and live life like they did once.

  • My father was a good craftsman. 

  • He was very detailed orientated and very focused when needed.  He was an artist to me.

  • In emotional matters he could lose his patience at times;

  • But he had another type of patience. 

  • I remember he taught me to read.  When I was six I was slow and had difficulties learning to read. 

  • He sat me down one night, it felt like hours and we read Cat in the Hat word for word until I got the hang of it. I just needed someone to focus on me. 

  • Also with big events, like major crises in the family he would rise to the occasion and be really calm and work to solve problems. 

  • When a family or friend needed help he would be there. 

  • With my father you just had to ask - He had a lot to give.

  • He was really honest and I never saw him try to take advantage of anybody. 

  • Recently, I found 80 dollars outside a Mexican restaurant in Ca where I live. 

  • I was confused for a moment about what to do and then I thought about what my father would do. 

  • Immediately, without thinking, I went inside and said to the waitress -

  • I found this and if no one claims it then this is your tip.

  • My father was a courteous person. 

  • He would always say thank you and be appreciative when you did something for him. 

  • He did not take people's time and energy for granted. 

  • I could continue with other examples but I would like to end my words with this selection from the poet W.W.

  • There was never any more inception than there is now,

  • Nor any more youth or age than there is now,

  • And will never be any more perfection than there is now,

  • Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.

  • The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.


My father contributed a Verse and let us remember him for his Good!.



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Graveside Service
September 3, 2021

11:45 AM
Blue Hill Cemetery (West St. Braintree MA)

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