Carter “Nick” Whitman, the only child of the late David Allen and Elizabeth Carter Whitman, died February 22 in the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Carter was 71 at the time and left this world peacefully, escaping even more serious health issues. Nick is survived by too many cousins to name, and caring and loyal friends.
Nick was raised in Massachusetts. He was born July 10, 1951 in Melrose, raised in Marshfield and moved to Winchester during high school. After graduating from Winchester High School, he joined the United States Air Force. He served from 1970 to 1976 in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst upon his return. Nick enjoyed a varied career history, and as an avid car enthusiast, retired from DTE Motorsports. Nick spent several years as a generous companion and helper to his aging mother.
Nick grew up visiting the Ragged Mountain Fish and Game Club in Andover, New Hampshire and moved there as a year-round resident in 2004. He was known as an engaging conversationalist, music aficionado, grill maestro with a meat thermometer always at the ready, bar-tender extraordinaire, and all-around great guy. He enjoyed good food, great wine and the company of friends. His gentle spirit, sincere concern for others, and friendly nature will be missed by all.
Nick’s “home away from home” was Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. His inquisitive nature, ready smile and involvement made him a local community favorite. On almost all visits since 2014, he would be a guest on WOVV, Ocracoke’s nonprofit community radio station, bringing in a playlist to share with listeners. Carter had a good heart and reportedly gave generously to island nonprofits and scholarship funds
Family and friends will gather to honor both Nick and his mother, Elizabeth “Bets,” for their combined memorial services on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 am in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 320 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA.
For those who wish to honor Nick, please consider the Ocracoke nonprofits that were dear to him:
WOVV Radio https://www.wovv.rocks/support/
Ocracoke Preservation Society https://www.ocracokepreservationsociety.org/donations
Ocracoke Alive https://www.ocracokealive.org/donate;
The Charlotte Castro Scholarship at Ocracoke School
c/o Ocracoke School, Attn: Main Office,
PO BOX 189
Ocracoke, NC 29760
Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, Concord, MA. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com