Created on Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:40
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:40
Henry Alden "Al" Carpenter II, 86, of Main Street, Waitsfield, passed away at his home on Monday, December 31, 2007. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 31, 1921, he was the son of the late Earl W. and Florence (Baker) Carpenter. On August 12, 1972, he married the former June Forsberg in Worcester, MA.
Al was a 1940 graduate of Cranston (RI) High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII. Following his discharge from the service he lived in Connecticut and Massachusetts where he worked for many years as a food broker. Part-time residents of the Mad River Valley since 1972, he and his wife moved here full time in 1982 making their home in Warren and most recently at Evergreen Place in Waitsfield.
His memberships included the Mad River Valley Rotary Club, Mad River Lodge #77 F&AM, the Scottish Rite, Warren United Church and the Mad River Valley American Legion Post #75. In his leisure time, Al enjoyed skiing, traveling, sailing and was an avid golfer.
An outgoing, engaging and endearing gentleman, Al was loved and will be deeply missed by his many friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, June Carpenter of Waitsfield; his two children, Christy Tierney and her husband Tom of Millis, MA, and Donald E. Carpenter and his wife Donna of Barre; his stepdaughter, Anne Stenhouse and her husband Colin of Crieff, Scotland; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Johnson of East Sandwich, MA; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by a son, Henry Alden Carpenter III, and a brother, Earl W. Carpenter Jr.
Memorial services will be held from the Warren United Church on Wednesday, January 9, at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church dining room. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.