Albert Dean Carter, 76, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife on Monday, March 28, 2022. Albert was born in Troy, AL, on September 13, 1945, and later moved to Springfield, MA, as a young boy.
He attended Springfield Technical High School and enlisted in the United States Army in 1963, at 17 years old. Albert was an electrical communications specialist and was deployed in Vietnam, for which he received a Vietnam Service Medal. After departing the military with honorable distinction, he was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was employed in a variety of technical roles at several companies. He would have a journey of receiving dialysis for nearly 40 years at Western Mass Kidney Center.
Albert is survived by his wife, Mordia Jean Huddleston-Carter; three children, Victoria Huddleston, Kennedy Huddleston (and Marjorie), and Roshell Huddleston-Astwood (and Karl); a brother, Edgar Carter; a sister, Nell (Carter) Dixon; four grandchildren, Kennedy Keon Huddleston, N’Dea Braxton, Noelani Gabriel Holt (Charity), and Zachariah Huddleston; a great-grandson, Kwalique Byrd; and a circle of nephews, nieces, and friends to cherish his memories. Albert is predeceased by his mother, Sadie Elizabeth Finney Carter; father, Hennie Thomas Carter; brothers, Henry Carter, Edward Carter, and Rudolf Carter; sisters, Eloise (Carter) Rodgers, Lenora (Carter) Jackson, Kate (Carter) Daniels; and grandson, Jason-Issac Duvron Byrd.
The visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 A. M. with the funeral at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Congregational Church, 45 Hancock St., Springfield. Masks are required. Burial and Military Honors to follow at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.
Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation or the United Negro College Fund.