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Daniel Dechert Carpenter Sr.

CARPENTER, DANIEL DECHERT SR. Hamden, CT- Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Sr., 91, formerly of Easthampton, MA and Pembroke, Bermuda, died in New Haven, CT on August 21, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jane Conyers Carpenter, and their son William Stratton Carpenter. Survivors include Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Jr., Hamden, CT, with whom he resided; Peter Chapin Carpenter, Pembroke, Bermuda; Deborah Carpenter Jerome (Lawrence), Barrington, RI; Jennifer Reed Carpenter Reid (Joseph), Brick, NJ; Kris Carpenter, Albuquerque, NM, and grandchildren, Clare, Jennie, Gates and Sam Jerome. Born and raised in Pottsville, PA, Dan was the son of James Stratton Carpenter and Clare Beck Dechert Carpenter. Survived by brothers James Stratton Carpenter IV, Salem, CT; Peter Chapin Carpenter, Bethlehem, PA; many cousins, nieces, and nephews; and legions of former students and friends. Dan was graduated from South Kent School, CT in 1941 and Dartmouth College in 1945. He served in the United States Air Force as a navigator during World War Two. He taught and coached for 30 years at Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA, retiring in 1985. Dan also had a life-long association with Keewaydin Camp, Temagami, Ontario, Canada. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Gifts in his honor may be made to Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027; The Roy Waters Scholarship Fund or The Carpenter Long Trip Fund at The Keewaydin Foundation, 950 West Shore Road, Salisbury, VT 05769; or The Bermuda Maritime Museum, PO Box MA 133, SANDYS MA BX, Bermuda. To send a condolence. please see obituary @www.beecherandbennett.com.

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Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 25, 2013
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