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Jeffrey A. Carpenter, 42, passed away at his home in Manhattan on February 24, 2013. Jeff, beloved son of Kenneth A. and Donna M. (O'Connor) Carpenter of Wethersfield, CT, was born in Bridgeport on April 27, 1970. He had fond memories of growing up in Stratford, CT where he attended Wilcoxson Elementary, Flood Intermediate, and Bunnell High School. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and inductee of Phi Beta Kappa, Jeff went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He was Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology in 1998. Prior to attending Harvard, Jeff served as a paralegal with Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, and after passing the New York State bar examination spent five years with Proskauer Rose LLP. Most recently, Jeff practiced with the firm Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC. Jeff also expressed his great artistic and technical talents as a professional photographer, music producer, and web design consultant. In addition to his parents, he leaves to mourn his loving brother Kenneth J. Carpenter and Ken's wife Anita Carpenter of West Hartford; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many, many close friends. Jeffrey was exuberant, intelligent, generous, optimistic, creative, fearless, intensely loyal, and had a brilliant sense of humor. The friends Jeff kept close throughout life included those he met in early childhood and at every age after, and usually a single encounter was enough to make an indelible impression on those he met. His memory will also live in the relationships among his many friends who then became close friends themselves. He deeply loved living in Manhattan, but also always returned from travels excited about the places he visited and people he met.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Oronoque Country Club, 385 Oronoque Lane, Stratford, CT. Anyone wishing may make donations "In Memory of Jeffrey A. Carpenter" to Frank Scott Bunnell High School, 1 Bulldog Blvd., Stratford, CT 06614, or the , PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or www.heart.org. An online memorial book may be accessed at westchesterfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 3, 2013
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