Calvin Everett Ross, 87, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday March 18, 2018. He and his wife Dorothy A. (Spear) Ross met in junior high school and were married for 68 years.
Born in Dedham, the son of the late Ernest L. and Irene (Scannell) Ross, he grew up in Hyde Park and lived in Quincy and Braintree before moving to Mattapoisett 25 years ago. He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School and Northeastern University.
Mr. Ross was the President of Carbalon, Inc. in Sterling, MA, a division of High Voltage Engineering, until his retirement.
Throughout his life Mr. Ross believed in giving back and service to others. Mr. Ross was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wollaston in Quincy and the First Congregational Church of Braintree where he taught Sunday School and ran the Youth Fellowship, and the Mattapoisett Congregational Church where he served as a deacon. He had been a volunteer for the Mattapoisett Council on Aging and a driver for F.I.S.H, the Mattapoisett Friends in Service Helping Medical Transportation Services. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years in Quincy and Braintree.
He was an avid golfer and tennis player, and loved working on his home and garden. Over the years, he and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the world, visiting China, Egypt, and Scotland.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; four sons, David Calvin Ross and his wife Emily of Quincy, Donald Mark Ross and his wife Ellen of Mattapoisett, Richard Edwin Ross and his wife Kim of Mission Viejo, CA, and Bradford Ernest Ross and his wife Lisa of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Melissa Ross, Kristin Ross, Alise Ross, Thomas Ross, Julianne Ross, Krista Rodrigues, and Nathaniel Fucile; two great-granddaughters, Mikayla and Kaelynn; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Phyllis Peterson and Jeanne Wilkins.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 23, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday March 24, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.