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Beth A. Carpenter

AGE: 59 • Fort Pierce

Beth A. Carpenter

Beth A. Carpenter, age 59 of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2015. She graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1974 and went on to college in Boca Raton, FL and then Newark, DE. She had a huge passion for cooking and had great admiration for Julia Child and James Beard. Boating and flying were other of her favorite pastimes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond A. and Patricia A. Swavely; brother, Raymond A. Swavely, Jr; and nephew, Stephen M. Hauer.

She is survived by her beloved partner of 20 years, Richard T. Neil, with whom she lived; sons, Alexander R. Carpenter (Moira) of Scottsdale, AZ and Benjamin P. Carpenter (Nikki) of Wilmington, DE; and her daughter, Clare E. Carpenter of Newark, DE. She is also survived by her sisters, Wendy A. Simione (Michael) of Newark, DE, Patricia A. Wilson (Frank Langrell) of Wilmington, DE; her brother, Richard M. Swavely (Angela)of Hockessin, DE; and grandson, Lucas F. Carpenter of Wilmington, DE. She leaves to cherish her memory many friends and extended family.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, 2015
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