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“I had Mr. Carberry at Warrendale school he was a great teacher. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Karla St.Marie - Quincy, MA

“Uncle Jack was the best. He .always a smile on his face and a warm greeting... I am so sorry I was not able to get back to pay my respects but know...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: bryan greeley - philadelphia, PA

“Bob, Mary and family: Remembering fun times on the Cape when the kids were young. All our love to you from the Galvin/Rissmeyer clan. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Carla Rissmeyer - Norton, MA

“Mr. C,One of the only 3 Principals/Vice Principals in the Waltham Public Schools that I didn't clash with as a kid, with Joe Linnehan and Lorne...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Kelly Dugas Coveney - Waltham, MA

“R.I.P MR C Great teacher &nice man former student warrendaie school ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: David Reid - waltham, MA

“Every student should have a teacher as good as Mr. Carberry, He is still memorable 40 years later. Thank you Mr. Carberry, in my book you had a life...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Former Student - Student

“Remembering Mr. Carberry as a very kind teacher at Warrendale School who I was fortunate to have as a teacher. So sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Audrey Alberts

“Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Dad and Grandfather from all of us at MicroFridge & Danby. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Wendy Norman - Foxboro, MA

“R.I.P. Mr. Carberry, my 6th grade science and homeroom teacher at Warrendale years ago, very nice man. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: BILL JARRETT - Student

“Rest in Peace Mr. Carberry -a life well lived! ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Steve Kilbride - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Ed and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Kelley - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Carberry was my teacher at Fitzgerald school years ago. He was my favorite! ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Caren Mahoney-dambrosio - Waltham, MA

“Bob, My deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Bellavance - Norton, MA

“Love you forever and always Grandpa. Miss you more than you know. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Danielle Carberry - Mansfield, MA

“John Carberry was a true gentleman who seemed to always have a smile on his face. The world is in need of a lot more souls like John. I greatly...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: John Neal - Alpine, NY

“I m very honored to have been a member of this wonderful family. I love you all and mom, thank you for allowing me to be a part of dad's care. mom,...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: mary carberry/yamazaki - norton, MA

“He was my favorite teacher! He is the one that inspired me to become a teacher. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: RIck Vittum - Burlington, MA

“To the Carberry Family ,Sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this sad time.Linda Daley Powers and Family ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Daley Powers - Waltham, MA

“Jack, you were a great neighbor and friend. May you rest in peace.Andy and Sally Whelahan ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Andy and Sally Whelahan - Harwich, MA

“I am so sad today. John was a great teacher as well as a loyal friend.Rest in peace my friendJohn Barry ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: John Barry - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Jack, Megan,My deepest sympathy on your father's passing. My apologies for not making the services. Please know you are in my thoughts.Jim Gilligan ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Jim Gilligan - Dedham, MA


Harwich – Mr. John H. Carberry, of Harwich, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. He was 85.

John was born in New Haven, Connecticut on October 14, 1932, a son of the late John and Unetta (Quinn) Carberry, and moved as a child with his family to Somerville. After high school he served with the United States Army during the Korean War.

A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston he later earned a Master's degree in education from Boston State College. He was a longtime teacher at the Fitzgerald Elementary School in Waltham and later directed Waltham's Title I Program. John also taught and was assistant principal at Northeast Elementary School before his retirement.

In addition to his other educational endeavors John taught night courses for Waltham's ESL program at the high school.

In August, 1957 he married Newton native Elizabeth A. "Betty" Greeley in Our Lady Help of Christians Church and four years later the couple made Waltham their home. Following retirement John and Betty moved to Harwich where he was able to indulge his passion for golf at Cranberry Valley Golf Course. They also spent many happy winters in Sun City Center, Florida.

In addition to his wife of sixty years, Betty, he leaves his children, Jack Carberry and his wife, Megan, of Newton, Robert Carberry and his wife, Mary, of Norton, James Carberry of Waltham, Karen Serdy and her husband, Robert, of Sandwich and Edward Carberry of Waltham; his sisters, Anne Prince and Mary Lou Arsenault; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, December 4th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.