BETHEL – On April 14, 2021, a stealthy enemy called COVID-19 came swinging through the State of Maine stopping at MidCoast Hospital in Brunswick to pick up a precious human being, my husband, Edward M. Carter (better known as “Ted” to his family and friends). Ted was born on March 12, 1937 to Edward A. and Lillian Carter. He attended local schools and graduated from Gould Academy in 1955. After attending The University of Maine’s Agricultural program, he and his sister, Ann Grove, set their sites on the west to start their families. Ted worked as a carpenter for many years and when he returned to Bethel in 1982 he was employed by Bancroft Contracting until his retirement. Never being one to be idle, he worked for his friend, David Berry, for a few years more. Ted is survived by his wife, Patricia Carter; his three daughters who live around the Bay Area, Wendi Carter, Lynette Carter and Cindy Carter and her husband, Sebastian; three grandchildren, Adam, Andrew and Alena Purownik.Wherever Ted went, he made friends. One might think his driveway looked like a used car lot come weekends. It was a gathering place for friends. Always willing to help people no matter what the situation was, Ted will be missed.