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1915 - 2013 ADAMS Ronald L.Carpenter, 98, of 1 Quality St., died peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2013 ,at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in North Adams on Feb. 26, 1915, son of Seneca L. and Josephine Hepburn Carpenter, he attended Adams schools.
His last place of employment was for the former Associated Transport Trucking Co. in Pittsfield, retiring in 1978 after the company closed. Prior to that, he was employed with the former John J. McCarthy Trucking Co. also in Pittsfield and the former WPA in Williamstown.
He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, also serving on the board of directors of the Berkshire Baptist Association Inc. He enjoyed fishing, building jigsaw puzzles and watching baseball.
His wife the former Mildred F. Laliberti, whom he married on Nov. 9, 1933, died May 2, 1983.
He is survived by a daughter, Carole Carlow and her husband, Bruce, of Adams; three sons, Ronald W. Carpenter of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Richard Carpenter and his wife, Claire, and James W. Carpenter and his wife, Judith, all of Adams; a sister, Gertrude Noel of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter -in-law, Joanne DeRose of Adams; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, nine great -great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Raymond G. Carpenter; by a daughter, Barbara Jean Carpenter; by a sister. Frances Cole; by a brother, Wesley Carpenter, and by a special friend, Esther Dobrowolski.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Ronald L. Carpenter will take place Monday, March 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, followed by services at 11 in the First Baptist Church in Adams, with the Rev Donald Gray, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring at a time to be announced in Cheshire Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be today, Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, the Parishioners of the Baptist Church, and a very special care giver, Dawn Karo.
Trottier-Pringle Funeral Home
6 Summer St. Adams, MA 01220
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 10, 2013