Claire Carpenter Obituary, 87

RANDOLPH — Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 pm at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph for Claire S. Carpenter who died Dec. 1, 2017 in the Garden Room at Gifford Medical Center. Rev. Ron Rilling will officiate. There are no calling hours. A reception following the memorial service will be held at the Green Mountain Gospel Church in Randolph. Burial will be later in the springtime at East Randolph Cemetery.
Claire was born June 4, 1930, daughter of Ralph and Irene (Field) Sears in Ludlow.
She was raised in Vermont, she graduated from Hartford High School in 1948. She graduated from the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Troy, New York in 1952. She had a lengthy career as a Registered Nurse throughout Central Vermont and the Upper Valley.
She was married in 1959 and raised a family on the family farm. She pursued a new career at the local milk plant after the farm was sold. She returned to nursing until her retirement in 2010.
Claire had many hobbies and interests including National Grange, Home Den, knitting, scrapbooking, photography, reading, crossword puzzles, hunting and hosting family gatherings.
Claire is survived by one son, Alan Carpenter and his spouse Penny of Brookfield; two daughters, Sheila Nichols-Gibbs and her spouse Wes of Randolph and Melissa Carpenter of Troy, New Hampshire; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two brothers Ronald and Allston Sears.
Contributions can be made to “The Last Mile Ride” through Gifford Medical Center.
Arrangements by Day Funeral Home.

This obituary will also appear in the Dec. 7, 2017 edition of the Vermont Standard.

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