July 7, 1922 ~ August 21, 2013
Hamden, CT- Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Sr., 91, formerly of Easthampton, MA and Pembroke, Bermuda, died in New Haven, CT on August 21, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jane Conyers Carpenter, and their son William Stratton Carpenter. Survivors include Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Jr., Hamden, CT, with whom he resided; Peter Chapin Carpenter, Pembroke, Bermuda; Deborah Carpenter Jerome (Lawrence), Barrington, RI; Jennifer Reed Carpenter Reid (Joseph), Brick, NJ; Kris Carpenter, Albuquerque, NM, and grandchildren, Clare, Jennie, Gates and Sam Jerome. Born and raised in Pottsville, PA, Dan was the son of James Stratton Carpenter and Clare Beck Dechert Carpenter. Survived by brothers James Stratton Carpenter IV, Salem, CT; Peter Chapin Carpenter, Bethlehem, PA; many cousins, nieces, and nephews; and legions of former students and friends. Dan was graduated from South Kent School, CT in 1941 and Dartmouth College in 1945. He served in the United States Air Force as a navigator during World War Two. He taught and coached for 30 years at Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA, retiring in 1985. Dan also had a life-long association with Keewaydin Camp, Temagami, Ontario, Canada. The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Daniel Carpenter, Sr. will take place in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on the campus of Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA at 1:00 PM, on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Speakers will include representatives from the family, Williston and Keewaydin. Following the service, all are welcome to attend a reception where people will have the opportunity to socialize, reminisce and speak with Dan's family and others. Knowing how many lives Dan touched, the school requests that you please RSVP (with the total number attending) so that we can prepare appropriately. Please contact Liz Cheney email@example.com, (413) 529-3074 by October 14, 2013. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Gifts in his honor may be made to Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027; The Roy Waters Scholarship Fund or The Carpenter Long Trip Fund at The Keewaydin Foundation, 950 West Shore Road, Salisbury, VT 05769; or The Bermuda Maritime Museum, PO Box MA 133, SANDYS MA BX, Bermuda.