Dr Samuel P. Carito
The family of Dr. Samuel P. Carito of Beverly Farms wishes to announce
that his wonderful journey of life, which started on September 29, 1930 in
Lynn, MA as the cherished and only child of Samuel and Lucy Carito,
culminating with rum cake and champagne on his 90th birthday,
ended peacefully on October 20, 2020.
Highlights of Samuel’s journey involved graduating from St. Mary’s High
School in Lynn first in his Class of 1947, Boston College Class of 1951,
and New York University Dental School Class of 1955.
During these years, he enjoyed extended family gatherings which
embraced his Italian heritage, won a Packard, and developed a fondness for
cooking. The tradition of making
frest ravioli (inherited from his Nana) was passed along to his
grandchildren. Of course they received many closely supervised lectures
before getting final approval to go solo!
Following Samuel’s education, his journey in his chosen profession began
at the United States Army Dental Detachment at Fort Benning, GA.
Next and final stop was Beverly culminating with his solo practice
in Beverly Farms. Dr. Carito
retired from his exemplary, unique, and caring dental practice at the age
of 82. Patients were amazed
when he knew their favorite bands which he played on headphones for them
to enjoy while they were being treated with state-of-the-art equipment.
He always made the little ones’ first visit to the dentist
memorable with a Polaroid photo and a key to the Treasure Chest.
He loved his profession, working tirelessly to promote the practice
of the Hippocratic Oath for Dentistry.
While serving as the Chairman of the North Shore District Dental
Society followed by many years as Secretary, among his many duties were
writing Pulitzer Prize worthy newsletters and planning social meetings
including gourmet meals. At
the state level he enjoyed working for many years at the welcoming desk at
the Yankee Dental Convention.
In his community he served as Choir Director at St. Margaret’s Church,
Chairman of the Cub Scouts, and Little League Coach.
His most notable TV credits were appearing on the Ed Sullivan show
with the Army Chorus and WBZ Weather Watcher reports.
The life changing part of Samuel’s journey was meeting his soul mate, the
beautiful and amazing West Virginian Barbara Goe, on a blind date on Good
Friday 1957 in Palm Beach, FL.
After two dates and a geographically challenged courtship filled
with numerous love letters, they married on August 24, 1957.
Both believed the wedding should have been earlier.
Running neck to neck with the love of dentistry, Samuel’s most meaningful
favorite things to do involved his family.
He was especially proud of his five children, each one a unique and
treasured part of his journey.
He enjoyed making them happy from simple pleasures such as his
cinnamon pecan rolls, pancakes made in special shapes upon request, pizza,
fishing trips on houseboat Little Dear, the 1976 Boston Pops concert, and
drives in the laser striped competition orange Torino GT convertible to
visit family in New Jersey and West Virginia.
One always knew a special adventure would follow when he announced
a family trip to places such as Disney World, Hawaii, Europe, and the most
incredible homes in Maine.
Each family adventure resulting in its own unique once-in-a-lifetime
memories which he captured, and creatively edited, on film.
Once his children became adults, he went on to enjoy countless
travel adventures with his wife.
They rode the rails throughout the United States and on almost all
continents. He enjoyed
visiting incredible destinations such as Africa, Asia, Australia, China,
Europe, Italy, Russia, Trans Siberia, and Vietnam.
He enjoyed the train journey more than the destination itself.
In his later years, he continued travel throughout the local area
in his Tesla.
In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Samuel is survived by his
children: Allen Carito and
his wife Robyn of Middletown, DE, Bruce Carito and his companion Beth
French of Beverly and Billerica, Diana Mandra and her husband John of
Middleton, Tammy Tremblay and her husband John of Exeter, NH, Michelle
Finamore and her companion Farid Bahou of Beverly and Lowell.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law David Finamore.
He is affectionately referred to as Choo Choo by his nine
grandchildren and one great-grandchild:
Lucas Carito and wife Cindy, Nicole Carito, Brittany Fisher and
husband Tommy and their son Maverick, Brian Carito and his husband
Guillermo Llamas, Catherine Tremblay, Elizabeth Tremblay and fiancée
Jonathan Geddis, Christopher Tremblay, Cassandra Finamore, and Harrison
The compassionate and overwhelming care provided by many local medical
facilities and first responders has been greatly appreciated by our
family. Private funeral
services are under the direction of Whittier-Porter Funeral Home in
Ipswich and Samuel’s final stop will be to join his parents at Cedar Grove
Cemetery in Peabody.
In honor and appreciation of a special friend and colleague, and in lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions in Samuel’s name may be made to the
Kaplan Family Hospice House Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite
B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
Our family looks forward to a Celebration of Life with hugs from extended
family and friends at a future date where we will, to the best of our
ability, attempt to recreate some of Samuel’s grandiose story telling of
his adventuresome life. When
traveling through your own life’s journey, follow Samuel’s advice and
remember to never go backward, always go forward.
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