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January 29, 2014
May persevering in prayer comfort you and your family. Romans 12:12. N.S.
January 25, 2014
Elizabeth Carpenter, your Mother, was a shining light in the Hinckley family. She was always there when we needed her. Her presence was needed many times for my son, Mark. He passed in 2009 with Elizabeth Carpenter officiating at the funeral. Her caring and reflective words on his life at that time I will always remember. I considered her a friend. My sympathy to you Adam and to your family.
January 16, 2014
Hi Adam and family, my prayers of sympathy to you and your family that God will comfort you.
January 16, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 13, 2014
Dear Adam-- during your mom's early ministry as deacon and priest, I worked closely with her at St John's in Jamaica Plain. She was a great strength and support to me as Senior WArden and to the parish during the interim period. My sincere condolences and many blessings to you and your family. Franklyn P. Salimbene
January 11, 2014
Your light will never be dimmed in the minds and hearts of those who knew and loved you.
January 11, 2014
I met Elizabeth shortly before her ordination through a mutual friend and felt honored to participate in the event. How she glowed with a quiet joy and light as she assumed her priestly role. It was clear that this was not just a role she was to play but rather who she really was.
I shall always hold dear the warm and wonderful times shared during her all-too-brief sojourn in Gloucester, MA. Elizabeth's open heart and humor were an invitation to enjoy the moment. I can never forget one of the times I was invited to her home along with a few other guests. Elizabeth was determined she would catch fresh fish for our dinner. I arrived early to accompany her on this venture. After what seemed like hours on a cool, damp cloudy day on a rocky cliff, I asked Elizabeth why she wouldn't just manifest enough fish for our dinner now that she was ordained. Without missing a beat, she responded, "It's my day off." We finally trekked over to a local fish market to buy dinner. The fish was surely fresh; but Elizabeth could not convince the other guests that it came out of the sea all cleaned and filleted.
I've lost touch with Elizabeth in recent years, but the light that she was still shines in my memory. For those of us fortunate enough to have known her, we can take comfort in the thought that we now have a loving guide on the other side.

My heartfelt condolences to Adam and his family.
January 10, 2014
Elizabeth and I were great friends while she was at St. John's, Gloucester, I made several stoles for her and accompanied her to her first visit to Damascus. We found her residence there and drove back to Gloucester together. Her son, Adam, stayed awhile in a rental cottage next to our house in Gloucester. Saw her on her few visits to Gloucester and lost touch. I am very saddened by the news of her passing. Elizabeth's family have my deepest sympathy.
January 10, 2014
I always loved chatting with Elizabeth when I would run into her at clergy events. She had such a wonderful, grounded presence. My sympathy to her family.
January 09, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth's death. I enjoyed sharing in the priesthood with her in the Diocese of Washington. we also shared a love for storytelling & I had the privilege of introducing her to the national storytelling festival in Jonesborough, TN several years ago. she was an excellent priest & friend - I will miss her caring presence
January 09, 2014
I loved being a colleague of Elizabeth when I was in the Diocese of Washington. she was a remarkable woman an priest.
January 09, 2014
Sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort be with the family and friends at this difficult time
January 08, 2014
Oh, how my heart is breaking. Such a shock to hear about Elizabeth's passing. She was my roommate at Duke University from 1959 until 1963. She was brilliant but so personable; passionate yet vulnerable (her brother was killed in a car accident in the fall of our freshman year) -- what a difficult way to begin college life! Elizabeth was so strong -- she felt sorry for me because I didn't know how to comfort her. She taught me many life lessons and was the best friend a girl could have. We have kept in touch over these many years and had a visit just last April. We have heard her preach at St. Anne's and she had been the guest pastor at our church in Boulder, CO on two different occasions. Elizabeth was always there for me when I needed her. I shall miss her greatly! My condolences to Adam, his family and her sisters -- and to her congregants at St. Anne's.
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