Judith B. Carpenter
March 11, 1934 – October 18, 2019
MARBLEHEAD - Judith B Carpenter, of Swampscott, passed away on October 18, 2019 at Bertram House of Swampscott following a long illness. Born in 1934, Judy was the daughter of Evelyn (Blenkhorn) Harris and Clifford Blenkhorn and the stepdaughter of Willard Harris. Judy was creative and artistic. She enjoyed working with clay, rug hooking, watercolor painting and cake decorating. Judy devoted herself to volunteer opportunities throughout her life including the New England Aquarium (where she personally fostered a young abandoned harbor seal named Nicky) and Family and Children Services of Greater Lynn where she proudly became its first woman president when the agency celebrated its 100th anniversary. Judy was happily married for 51 years to William T Carpenter Jr, who predeceased her in 2004. She and her family were summer residents of Wolfeboro, NH for many decades and she and Bill were winter residents in Naples, FL for several years. They were members of the Tedesco Country Club and Eastern Yacht Club of Marblehead, Kingswood Golf Club in Wolfeboro, and the Naples Country Club in Naples, FL. Judy is survived by two daughters, Carol Carpenter and Susan Kinniburgh and their partners, Nancy Rice and Bruce Ressler. Judy’s son, William T Carpenter III predeceased her. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Laurie Carpenter and three grandchildren, Andrew Kinniburgh, Will Carpenter, and Sarah Carpenter. Judy was predeceased by a forth grandchild, Ian Kinniburgh and by her sister, Sally Martin. Her family will have a private burial service and will announce plans for a celebration of her life at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn in Lynn, MA via www.fcslynn.org or to Care Dimensions Hospice in Danvers MA via www.caredimensions.org. To share a memory or online condolences please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
- Celebration of Life to be held at a later date
Judith B. Carpenter
November 11, 2019
Judy and Bill were among the first neighbors Delena and I met when we first moved to MA in 1968 and we certainly enjoyed their company over the years. They were friendly and helpful and we appreciated the introduction to many members of the Beach Club.
Sorry we never got a chance to play golf together.
Debbie and Doug Rae
November 4, 2019
To Judy's family, Our parents and your parents were such good friends. In fact everyone thought your dad and mine were brothers. They looked very much alike. We lost my Mom Oct 2 this year, she was one month shy of 99. Before my Mom got dementia she would ask about Judy and how she was doing quite often. It is sad for me to think that most of my parents friends have passed away. I can only hope that it was a peaceful passing for your mom. Just think all four of them are together again hopefully boating and doing what they loved.
Thinking of you at this time, Debbie and Doug Rae
Chuck & Jan Kaskiewicz
November 1, 2019
Carol, Susan, and family, We were so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing, upon reading her obituary in the Granite State News. Chuck spent a lot of time with your parents when he was doing construction on their home in Wolfeboro. We had many nice evenings having dinner with them in their beautiful home overlooking the lake. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fondly, Chuck and Jan Kaskiewicz