Carl E. Dantas

Died: 2017-04-21
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-04-28 / 5pm-8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-04-29 10am
Service location: St. Maria Goretti 112 Chestnut St, Lynnfield,
Burial type: Later Date
Burial date:
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl’s memory can be made to Northeastern University by going to:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl’s memory can be made to Northeastern University by going to:

Of Middleton, MA formerly of Reading, MA, and Wolfeboro, NH, died peacefully Friday, April 21st, 2017 at Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers MA.

Carl was a man devoted to family who loved activities with family and friends. He enjoyed spending time in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee and had a passion for gardening and engineering.

He graduated from Boston Latin School then went to Northeastern University earning a BS in Electrical Engineering participating in co-ops at Raytheon. When not on co-op, he earned money to help pay for his college education by working at the Franklin Park Zoo as a concession stand manager. He was a prolific user of the Boston T, commuting each day from his home in Jamaica Plain to school; a total of 11 years: 6 years to Latin and 5 to NU.

During his college years he participated in ROTC. Upon graduation he got his boot camp training in Georgia and then was stationed in Fort Monmouth, NJ. as a 2nd Lieutenant.

He started his engineering career at Photon leaving the company to join Raytheon, where he continued his education at Northeastern earning a Masters Degree in E.E. Education was very important to Carl and he was proud of and dedicated to both Boston Latin and Northeastern supporting the schools throughout his life.

While working at Raytheon, the President and the Chief Engineer at Photon asked him to come work with them in a new company they had formed. He was the fifth person to join the company then known as Compugraphic starting as an engineer and later becoming President and CEO at the age of 40. With the help of his vision and dedication, the company thrived and grew to over 4,000 employees under his leadership. He was a strong business man who valued not only customers and share holders, but also the employees who worked for him.

He was the beloved husband of Claire (D’Orval) Dantas sharing 58 wonderful years of marriage; the son of Mae and Alfred Dantas; the loving father of Rhonda McDonough and husband, Michael, Paul Dantas, Michael Dantas, David Dantas and wife, Kelly; the Grandfather of Michael, Margaret and Carla McDonough, Benjamin and Sydney Dantas; the brother of Anita Givens and husband Malcolm; the uncle of Carla (Givens) Bratland, Pamela (Givens) Von Plutzner, Malcolm Givens, Peter Givens, Robert D’Orval, Scott D’Orval, Michelle (D’Orval) Robinson and Alicia (D’Orval) Morgan.

Online Condolences Below:

our prayers are with you--the murphys
Our hearts are saddened for your loss. Love Coll, Ed, David & Molly
Dear Claire and family: It was with great sorrow to hear of Carl's passing. We had not seen Carl for some years but do have fond memories of earlier days and of course his loving sister Anita has always kept us informed of Carl's family and all the fun times you have had together. Carl made a great contribution to society and certainly will be greatly missed by family and friends. God bless Carl and all of you in your grief. Lovingly, Shirley and Frank Sweet
Claire, Rhonda, Paul, Mike, David & Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Find strength in your memories. He lived a long full life. Love you!
Claire, Rhonda, Paul, Mike, David & Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Find strength in your memories. He lived a long full life. Love you! Donna Sullivan
Please accept my most sincere thoughts of sympathy to you and your family for your great loss. It is hard for you to see past the sorrow, but I hope the many warm and wonderful memories of the life you shared with him will give you comfort at this time. Carl will be greatly missed but his spirit will live on with all who were fortunate to have known him. My prayers are with you. Nina Emelianoff
Dear Anita and family: I am sorry that I will not be able to join with you all at the celebration of your brothers life. He was a wonderful man and I know that he will be missed. I go to a healing Mass on Wednesday morning and will put his name and your family in for a blessing. May the peace of God be with you all. I shall call you when I return. Hugs Sally Marney
Condolences and prayers to you. So sorry for your loss. Denise Mullaney-Maynard
Dear Claire and Anita My prayers are with you and your families. My memories of Carl in childhood is of a kind and gentle soul. When I had the opportunity to see him again a few years ago, he had not changed. I am sure he will be watching over all of you. Lillian (Lucky) LeLacheur
We are saddened by the passing of Carl Dantes.He was a wonderful neighbor and friend and we will miss him. Our prayers go out to his beloved wife Claire, children and grandchildren. Love Nancy and Tom Wheatley .
JOE and I are very sorry to hear of Carl's death. He truly was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Balboni
Claire, Rhonda and Mike McDonough, Paul, Michael and David, wishing you all peace and strength through these challenging times; Dan, Diane, Haley and Ryan Tiernan. Another engineer up in the sky, solving the world's problems.
May the family have many wonderful memories of Carl to carry them through these difficult times. Anita and I have been friends since high school. My heart goes out to you, Anita. Kay and Ken Conger
Dear Claire and family, I am so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. I walk be your Springfield Point property so often think of Carl putting in his garden or caring for your home. Fond memories! I hope that you can find some peace in your thoughts of your wonderful life together. You are in my prayers. Susan Maus
Dear Claire, Please know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers for your strength through these difficult days. Carl will always hold a very special place in my heart, such a sweet man. With my deepest condolences to you. Nancy Leonard
Dear Claire and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. I will always remember the fun we had on your tennis court and how wonderful your boys were to mine in the waterski club. They were definitely a positive influence on my boys. I hope you are well and have your family close by during this very difficult time. Fondly, Patty Kammler Luff
Dear Claire, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We always remember Carl as a true gentleman who loved you all so very much. God bless you through this dark time. Fondly, Phil & Marla
We send our sincerest expression of sympathy to the entire Dantas family for Carl's passing.He is remembered as a kind and gentle person and for me, his personal physician years ago when we all lived in Reading, a courteous, affable and very compliant individual who engendered mutual respect in our relationship.May you be comforted by life-long genuine love and wonderful memories. Vince and Jolene Guerra, Topsfield
Rhonda, so sorry to hear of this. My prayers and condolences to your family.
Claire, Rhonda, Paul, Mike, David & Family, all of my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I remember the first time I went to you house and got lost on my bicycle, I saw a man cutting his grass and stopped to ask if he knew where the Dantas' lived. Without blinking an eye, he looked down at me and proceeded to give me directions to the house. Well it took me about 2 miles and 1/2 hour to come right back to the same spot. His wit and love of all people will be missed. Paul Hebert
Dear Rhonda, we were saddened by the news of your Dads' passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere sympathy & love to you and yours. Wishing you comfort in the memories of your Dad. Love, The Flynns Brian, Jane & Family
I worked at Compugraphic for close to 20 years, with Carl as its President. He respect ALL employees, and that same respect was returned to him. I, like many of the employees, owe him a sincere "Thank You" for his leadership. I enjoyed a positive career, and a comfortable lifestyle because of his leadership at Cg. It's my hope that in writing this his extended family will know that there are thousands of employees and their families that enjoyed careers and 'a good life' because of the quality of his personal character and his leadership. "Thank you Carl for all you did". Dave Kourtz
So sorry for your loss. Carl sounded like an amazing man. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathies, Dan Covey (colleague of Michael McDonough)
The Fuller Pond Men's Club were very saddened by Carl's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family always. May his memory be eternal. Dennis
Dear Claire and Family: I am saddened by Carl's passing and extend my condolences to you and your family. Hopefully, I will be able to personally express my sympathy at today's wake. As you know, my association and friendship with Carl extended over 40 years through Northeastern University. He was a special, talented, and compassionate business leader and a very loyal Northeastern alumnus. I will remember him with fondness and respect. With sympathy, Gene Reppucci
Rhonda and family: Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Father. My thoughts are with you. Preserve the memories.
Dear Claire and Family, On behalf of The Women'S Club of Fuller Pond Village, we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Claire and her family. May Carl Rest In Peace.
We are so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Carl as a wonderful man, both when I was young, and when we were able to spend some time together in more recent years. Claire, I know how hard this is for you, and I will keep you in my heart and prayers. Know you are always welcome, whether you are passing through Ocala, or wish to come for a visit. The door is always open. Hugs and prayers for you all. Love Rita Lammers

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