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Mary S. Carpenter


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Mary S. Carpenter Obituary


Mary (Starr) Carpenter, 80, of Avon, CT, beloved wife of Merrill "Ed" Carpenter, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Arden Courts of Avon. Mary was born February 3, 1934, in Covington, KY, daughter of the late George and Florence (Potts) Bolster. Mary will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family. She leaves her three children, Kenneth Starr and his longtime partner Kay Comaford of Scottsdale, AZ; Cynthia Hufsmith and her husband Robert of Avon, CT; Jacqueline Kozlowski and her husband Stephen of Middletown, CT; four grandchildren, Heather Starr, Justin Hufsmith, Amy Kozlowski and Caitlin Kozlowski; and one great grandchild Tyler (Starr) Briggs. In addition, she leaves three step-children, Merrill Carpenter, Jr. (Margaret), Marilynn Rokes (Ronald) and Peter Carpenter (Karri); eight step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her brother John "Jack" Bolster and is survived by two brothers William Bolster, Donald Bolster and six nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Unionville, CT. A memorial service to honor Mary's life will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Parish, 3 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT. A private burial will take place at a later date according to her wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to the , 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from May 28 to May 29, 2014
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