Nancy Carpenter

CARPENTER, NANCY ALBERTA (WALKER), 92, of Rehoboth, MA, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2013, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Allan Carpenter, Jr., whom she married in 1949. Nancy was born on October 10, 1920 in Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of the late Cynthia (Hixon) Walker and Hugh Albert Walker. She had five siblings (all now deceased): Marian W. Maupin, Alice W. Dunn, Mary Louise W. Durgin, Norman A. Walker, and Edmund H. Walker. Nancy was a graduate of Lincoln School in Providence, RI. She attended Skidmore College, and graduated from Lesley College. She taught for 12 years at North Rehoboth School in Rehoboth, MA; she also taught for 12 years at the Wheeler School, in Providence, RI. Nancy had been a member of the Rehoboth Garden Club since 1949. She was a Life Member of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, which oversees the Carpenter Museum and the Blanding Public Library. She was a past member of the Boston Weavers Guild and the Handicraft Club. She was also a former Board member of the Rehoboth Historical Society. Nancy is survived by her husband, Joseph Carpenter, of Rehoboth, MA; her daughter, Polly Jane Carpenter, of New York City; and two grandchildren, Karima Carpenter Hamamsy and Tymor Carpenter Hamamsy. Survivors also include six nieces and nephews (two nieces and one nephew predeceased her), as well as many other loving extended family and dear friends. Burial arrangements will be private. Donations to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society in Nancy's memory would be appreciated. (Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, 4 Locust Ave., P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA, 02769; To leave a condolence go to

Published in The Providence Journal on June 12, 2013