Patricia H. Carpenter

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LYME - Patricia H. Carpenter, age 76, of Lyme died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, after a life filled with family, friends, adventures and love.

Born in Stanford, Conn., in 1936 and a former resident of Darien, Conn. for 21 years, she lived with her surviving husband Seth B. Carpenter in Lyme, for the past 24 years. She was a basketball star in and graduated from Hudson High School in 1954. After finishing two years at Bowling Green and Kent State in Ohio, she married Mr. Carpenter in 1959 on Interlaken Road at the home of her parents in Stamford Conn. and subsequently become a wonderful homemaker with their three children.

She grew and donated plants for Royal School Roundup for 9-plus years, was a gourmet cook, played bridge, paddle tennis and entertained in Darien. She hiked all the 4,000 footers in N.H., Vt., and Maine more than once. She was a wonderful enthusiastic mother, seamstress, photographer and upholsterer, and a lifetime reader and continued to adventure into the N.H. White Mountains after relocating to Lyme in 1988 where she worked for Berway Farm, had an annual pig roast gathering friends and family from near and far each summer, tended to her and Seth's gentry farm of flowers, sheep, pigs, and to her children and grandchildren.

Daughter of the late William H. and Virginia M. Holding and sister of the late Billy Holding.

She is survived by and will be deeply missed by her husband, Seth B. Carpenter; a sister Margaret Holding of Torrington Conn.; a brother George Holding; a daughter and son-in-law, Carey and Harry Compton of Pennington, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Emily Carpenter of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevan and Kristin Carpenter of Durham; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Calling hours any descent time.

In lieu of flowers donations in Patricia's name may be made to: The Association of Frontal Temporial Dementia @ AFTD Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road Radnor, Pa. 19087 or online @

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Published in Fosters from Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2012