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“I am so sorry for your loss. I was a really good friend to Derrick in high school. We obviously lost touch. I loved him so much. I will be thinking...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy Gonzalez - Rutland, VT

“Heartbroken at the news of your passing, 2 years ago we should have been in USA to meet our family, it didn't happen because of travel restrictions....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Paul and Lorraine Freeman

“Fred - So sorry to hear this news about your husband's death. May he rest in peace & rise in glory. Sorry I didn't know him. He sounds fun,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Johnstone - Charleston, SC

“So sad to hear the passing of Derick, cousin and nephew. Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and family, may he rest in peace. Aunty Mary and cousin...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: David Freeman - Dublin - Family

“To say I'm heartbroken for my sister Margaret and Derrick loving husband Fred, is an understatement. Myself, Colette and the children will cherish...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Joanne Walker - Dublin, Ireland

“Thinking of your family and my Auntie Margaret and cousins at this sad time x ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Margaret Sweetman - Dublin 24

“Wish I would of met you it was nice chatting to you on phone may you rest in peace and meet my wife in heaven say hello to her from me till I meet...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Peter mark Freeman Birmingham uk

“Heartbroken for my Aunty Margaret and her family Rest easy Derrick Xx Good night and God bless you ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Geraldine Sweetman - Ireland

“My heart is so sad today. Derrick was such a quintessentially kind, charismatic and fun young man. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: CHERYL ORAM - Somerville, NJ


Derrick Joseph Carr, 51, died in Charleston, SC on February 4, 2022, after a long illness. Loving husband of the Rev. Frederick S. Baldwin and son of Margaret Freeman and the late Daniel Carr, he was born in Summit, New Jersey on June 2, 1970. He attended Somerville High School and received an associate degree in design at the International School of Design in Tampa, Florida.
Derrick was a ray of sunshine to all those who knew or met him, outgoing, ready to speak to complete strangers who shortly became friends, bringing laughter and kindness wherever he went. In the days after 9/11 Derrick helped establish an emergency crisis center at St. Bernard's Church, Bernardsville, NJ, meeting every person arriving from lower Manhattan at the train station and manning phone banks through the night hours at the center, for which he was awarded the Courier News Hero Award.
After moving to Tampa with his husband he received his associates degree. Ever the adventurer, they began a five-year RV tour of the United States and Canada. Derrick drove a 38-foot RV which he labeled "Large Marge" trailing his beloved Porsche named "Mini Marge". At each of over 200 RV parks he would lower the outside awning, set up an elegant table and make dinner for nearby RVers. Hospitality, humor, friendliness, kindness, mischief, and laughter were the hallmarks of his personality.
Derrick and his husband finally settled in Charleston, SC where he worked at Low Country Wine and his husband was the Chaplain of Lutheran Hospice. He is survived by his partner/husband of 22 years, their daughter Lilli Baldwin, his mother, sister Ann Marie, brothers Matthew, Daniel, Rory and their spouses Emily and Teresa, 8 nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Junior. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 2, 2022 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 158 W. High St., Somerville, NJ 08876 at 11:00 am followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to an animal shelter.