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NATICK – Frederick J. Cartier, Jr., 84, of Natick passed away on March 12, 2020. 

Loving adoptive father of deceased Michael W. Cartier of Conway, N.H. Brother of Janet Gilfix and her husband Sumner of Harvard.  Also survived by five nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Khloe. 

After attending Holy Cross College and St. John’s Seminary, Fred served 16 years as a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. 

He changed careers in 1979, moving to administrative management positions in the computer industry before founding and operating Canine Connection Mobile Grooming Service in the MetroWest area.

Burial will be held privately at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church in the future. 

Memorial donations can be made to MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or a favorite charity.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.