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Kerry Charles Cargill, Sr.

October 26, 1937 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 84)


Kerry Charles Cargill, Sr.


Kerry Cargill, 84, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2022, surrounded by loving family and friends.  He was born October 26, 1937 in Melrose, MA to Madeline (Foley) and William Cargill, Sr.  After attending Melrose Schools, he relocated to the Rochester, New York area where he was self-employed as a food broker for many years.  Kerry returned to New England with his family in 1979, settling in Newburyport, MA, where he established lifelong relationships in the tight knit “Purchase Street” neighborhood. After working with Roberts & Associates for several years, he founded Cargill Food Marketing, which he operated until his retirement.  He attributed the success and joy of his 46-year career in the food industry to the many fine people he met and the wonderful years of association they shared.  He enjoyed the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and everything college hockey.  A vibrant soul, Kerry loved good food, spending time with family and friends, and had fond memories of trips to the “Tot Lot” and waterfront in Newburyport, and climbing the rocks of Maine with his grandchildren. The coast of Maine held many wonderful family memories for him, and he spent his most recent years living in York.

Adored father of Catharene “Cat” Cargill of Exeter, NH, Megan Cargill McGough and her husband Donald of West Roxbury, and Kerry Charles, Jr. “KC” Cargill and his wife Alexis of Exeter, NH.  Beloved Grampy of Will, Maggie, Ellie, Kaya, Holden and Henley. He also leaves behind his cherished friend Jane Bean Rutherford of York, ME.  He was predeceased by his brother William Cargill, Jr., and also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday June 7, 2022 at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Mr. Cargill’s Service will he held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday June 8, 2022 at the Oakhill Cemetery Chapel followed by burial at Oakhill Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Chapel for the Service.

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Calling Hours
June 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte
193 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

June 8, 2022

10:00 AM
Oakhill Cemetery Chapel
4 Brown Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Burial following Service

Oakhill Cemetery
134 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

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