MONTPELIER - Daisy Riddel Carpenter passed away on August 17, 2012, at the Woodridge Nursing Home, surrounded by her family.
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Daisy was born June 10, 1927, in Williamstown, the daughter of Elsie and Alexander Riddel. Daisy was a 1945 graduate of Spaulding High School. She married William J. Carpenter on July 1, 1950.
Daisy is survived by her five children and their respective spouses, USAF Col. (Ret) William Carpenter and wife Iris, Mary Phalen and husband Kim, Sara Gage and husband Tom, Julie Grunvald and husband Lloyd and Brian Carpenter and wife Kate.
Daisy leaves behind her grandchildren Ryan, Lauren, Carly Carpenter and stepgranddaughter Yung Winata, Cait Phalen Keeler and husband Aaron, Maggie Phalen Connolly and husband Christian, William Gage and wife Rachel, Michael Gage and wife JoAuna, Miles, Hannah and Warren Grunvald and Hunter and Alexander Carpenter; three great-grandchildren, Noah and Andrew Keeler and Ruby Gage.
She is also survived by her brother, Douglas Riddel and wife Sherwood, sisters June Clark and Beverly Tanguay; three sisters-in-law, Elise Riddel, Margaret Swain and Connie Reilly and husband Larry, brother-in-law Homer Fitts and wife Margaret, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daisy is predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, her parents, her sister Elsie Fitts, brother Alan Riddel and brothers-in-law Thomas Clark and Donald Tanguay.
Daisy's greatest love was raising her five children and enjoying her grandchildren. Her family expresses thanks to the staff of Woodridge Nursing Home for the special care they gave Daisy during the last few months of her life.
Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Graniteville at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012.
Interment will be made in the Wilson Cemetery in Barre Town.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Woodridge Nursing Home, P.O. Box 550 Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on Aug. 19, 2012