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Esther I. Carvell

1937-2014 BRATTLEBORO Esther Irene Carvell, 76, of Town Crier Drive died late Thursday night, May 29, 2014 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Esther was born in Springfield, Mass. on August 31, 1937, the daughter of Hiram and Lena Nilson Carpenter. She was raised and educated in Springfield, graduating from High School of Commerce, class of 1954. She was the co-owner of the former Village Fare Restaurant in West Brattleboro and had previously been employed at Vernon Advent Christian Homes, the Brattleboro Retreat, and the Putnam Insurance Agency. Steadfast in her faith, she was a longtime member and deaconess of the Green Mountain Chapel of the Christian Missionary Alliance on Western Avenue in Brattleboro. Esther enjoyed reading, church activities, word searches, and sharing time with her family and many friends. Esther was married to Donald Carvell for 27 years. Her survivors include one son, Peter Carvell and his partner, Toni Sewing, of Brattleboro, Sheryl Yelle and her husband, Bruce, of West Springfield, Gail Roberts and her husband, Christopher, of Hinsdale; and three grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, and Megan Roberts. Survivors also include three brothers, Hiram Carpenter, Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, of Franklin, Mass., Herbert Carpenter and his wife, Jean, of Feeding Hills, Mass., Gordon Carpenter and his wife, Diana, of East Longmeadow, Mass., and sister-in-law, Jeanne Carpenter, of Rochester Hills, Mich. Additionally, she leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Esther was predeceased by one sister, Amabel Bennett; a brother, Richard Carpenter; a half sister, Thelma Psholka; and two half brothers, Alton Carpenter and Almon Carpenter. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service in celebration of her life will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Green Mountain Chapel on Western Avenue in Brattleboro with Pastor Bill Steele officiating. A reception will follow the service to be held in the church fellowship hall. There are no calling hours at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Esther's name may be made to the Green Mountain Chapel Great Commission Fund, 480 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the discretion of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.


Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 2, 2014
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