Theresa Carpenter

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Theresa A. Curcio Carpenter, 62, of 11 Fairway Drive, loving and compassionate angel of mercy, went to be with the Lord Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 5, 1950, in Bradford, she was the daughter and first child of the late Joseph "Smokey" and Loris Woodin Curcio. On April 28, 1973, in St. Bernard Church, she married the love of her life, Darel E. Carpenter, who died on March 15, 2007.
Mrs. Carpenter was a resident of the area all of her life. She was a 1968 graduate of Bradford High School. She furthered her education at Jamestown Community College in Olean, N.Y., graduating with a math/science and applied science of nursing degrees. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to further her nursing career. She had worked at BRMC, local nursing homes, Homes Health Care for pediatrics, and Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport. Mrs. Carpenter retired in March 2007 due to ill health. She was extremely dedicated, and loved caring for the elderly and pediatrics.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church.
Surviving is a beautiful and caring daughter, Kristie Anne (Corey) Chase of Eldred; two sweet and close-to-her-heart grandchildren, Holley Anne Chase and Michael Chase; three brothers, Michael (Jan) Curcio, James (Becky) Curcio and Joseph (Jill) Curcio; an especially wonderful sister, Mary (Robert) Culver, whom she dearly loved; two nieces, Amber Curcio and Beth Curcio; three nephews, Andy (Isabelle) Culver, Nick (Jenifer) Culver and Chris (Rebecca) Curcio, all of whom she loved like her own children; grandnieces and grandnephews, Katie, Julie, Oliver, and Aiden Curcio, Chloe, Claire and Camden Culver; and several cousins, including Fred (Debbie) Bouquin.
She is peacefully at rest and will join her loving husband, Darel, whom she missed very much, for an everlasting life in Heaven.
She asked for her loved ones to live and enjoy life everyday to its fullness, not to worry and be happy. She will always be in your hearts, forever watch over and guide you especially keeping you safe. Will send you roses of love.
Family will be receiving friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday in St. Bernard Church, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Foundation, 82 Filmore Ave., Erie, PA 16505; or , 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 17 to Sept. 23, 2013
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