William Edward Carpenter

William Edward Carpenter, 60, of Suffield, beloved husband of Lynn (White) Carpenter, departed this physical world on Monday, July 15, 2013, to pursue his next project.

He bravely fought a short, courageous, but unsuccessful battle with cancer. Bill worked as a mechanic all of his adult life, retiring from the state of Connecticut Department of Transportation, and most recently worked for NAPA in Enfield. He loved cars, NASCAR racing, the New York Yankees, Budweiser beer, and his farm.

He was a good friend and an honest man. He lived his life with gusto. He will be remembered fondly and missed by many.

Along with his wife, Lynn, he leaves his daughter, Katharine Danielle (Carpenter) Aguirre and her husband, Alejandro, of Oregon; his grandson, Ash Jakob Aguirre of Oregon; siblings, Clyde Carpenter and his wife, Edith, Mary Corey and her husband, Everett, and Elaine Sika and her husband, Richard; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, William Edward Carpenter Jr. His family would like to thank the staff at St. Francis Hospital, who made his last days as pleasant, dignified, and comfortable as possible.

There are no calling hours. His family would prefer you remember Bill as the strong, vibrant, able-bodied man he was nearly to the end.

Nicholson & Carmon Funeral home in Suffield has care of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit us at


Published in Journal Inquirer from July 20 to July 24, 2013