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Esther M. Carpenter


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Esther M. Carpenter Obituary
Esther Marie Carpenter left us peacefully on Jan. 16, 2017, surrounded by her children.

Esther was born on March 14, 1923, in Morrisville, VT, to Ralph and Gertrude Clark. She had to take on many adult responsibilities early in life to help her family as she lost her mother at an early age, but never lost her beautiful, positive spirit. She loved nursing and was an aide at Copley Hospital in Morrisville.

After high school, she moved to Connecticut with her sister for a short time, then to Dorset, VT, where she met and married Hudson Carpenter in 1945. She actively helped in his logging, home building and was the accountant for his lawn maintenance business all while raising six children on East Rupert Mountain. She worked as a housekeeper in private homes and inns in the Dorset area. Later, she acted as a caregiver to several elderly people and helped with several charities.

She is survived by her six children, Virginia Labbe, of South Paris, ME, Judson Carpenter, of Latham, NY, Joan Brooks, of Wells, VT, Nancy Burditt, of Loveland, CO, Judy Carpenter, of Dorset, VT, and Bonnie Carpenter, of Cambridge, VT; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Esther loved her family, the outdoors, her pets, and was the undefeated family Scrabble champion.

Esther was predeceased by her husband; her twin brother, Chester, brother Roger and sister Ramona.

SERVICES: Private family sevices will follow at a later date.

If friends desire, memorial gifts in Esther's memory may be made to the Dorset Nursing Association, c/o Brewster-Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT.

To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 24, 2017
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