Earle (Ted) F. Carpenter Jr., 67
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LYNN, Mass. -- Earle (Ted) F. Carpenter Jr, 67, of Lynn, Mass., and Wells, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 12, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He leaves behind his wife, Anita M. Carpenter of Lynn, Mass.; three daughters, Lynn White and her husband David of Worcester, Mass., Sarah Carpenter of Lynn, Mass., Ruth Carpenter of Wells; three grandchildren, Arianna of Lynn, Mass., Michael of Wells, and Keaña of Wells; a brother, Robert and his wife Penny of New Hampshire; and two nephews, Robert of Florida and Christopher of New Hampshire. He was predeceased by a grandson, Leif in 1999.
Born in Salem, Mass., the son of Earle F. Carpenter Sr. and Ruth A. Carpenter, he graduated from Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne, Mass., with a degree in Animal Sciences and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
A long time employee and IUE steward of General Electric Company, he was also the long-time owner of AwComon-In Sports Card and Collectible shop in Wells.
An avid sports enthusiast, Ted belonged to several softball teams throughout Massachusetts, including Lynn, Boston, Salem, and Beverly, and dedicated his time not only to playing, but umpiring and mentoring younger players. After his retirement from GE, he could often be found doing what he enjoyed most, whether it was walking the beach with his beloved dogs or working out at his favorite gym.
There will be an informal gathering held on Saturday, Jan. 26 2013, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at Seacoast Fitness, 952 Post Rd., Wells.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to:
The Eric Moats Memorial Scholarship Fund
Care of Wells High School
P.O. Box 597
Wells, Maine 04090
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 21, 2013