FAIRFIELD: James A. Carpenter passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at his home with his wife, children and brother by his side. He was 66 years old.
Jim was born in Burlington on October 21, 1955 to the late Earl & Hilda (Adams) Carpenter.
Jim graduated from Essex Junction High School in 1973. He earned two associate degrees from Champlain College, the first in law enforcement in 1977 and the second in mechanical engineering in 1989. He worked in the maintenance department of ‘IBM for 26 years before heart disease. forced him into early retirement.
He was an eclectic man and he loved collecting everything related to music, books and movies. Jim had the best dry sense of humor and could make a whole room laugh after one of his famous one-liners or Facebook posts. He was a devoted Red Sox fan and could often be found sitting in his chair watching a Sopranos game or episode with his dog Bailey in his lap. Jim embodied many traits of an exemplary father, including being selfless and cherishing the time he spent with his family, especially his grandson Brantley.
Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Carpenter of Fairfield; their children, Kyle J. Carpenter and his significant other Danielle Marshall of Sheldon, and Jessica M. Brunelle and her husband Adam, and their son Brantley of Fairfield; his brother, Richard Carpenter of Fairfield; his siblings, Joan Lumbra and her husband Craig, Carol Hodges and Jeff Clark and his wife Peggy; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his father and stepmother, Bernard & Betty Clark; and his brothers-in-law, Danny and Larry Clark.
Friends and family are invited to the celebration of Jim’s life on Thursday, September 29, 2022, to include a funeral service at 5:00 p.m. with a reception to immediately follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickinson Ave. , Enosburg Falls. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Fairfield.
For those who wish, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, PO Box 828, Morrisville, VT 05661, or to Cat Crusaders of Franklin County, PO Box 103, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
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