HOLDEN – Abbie L. Carpenter, 94, passed into the hands of her Lord Jan. 28, 2012, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born Aug. 9, 1917, in Marion, daughter of William C. and Sadie I. (Roberts) Grant.
Abbie married Phillip Carpenter, Nov. 12, 1939, in Ellsworth. They were married 52 years and raised five sons, three daughters and two grandsons. She was a member of East Eddington Community Church, where Sunday was the highlight of her week. Abbie enjoyed the outdoors to the fullest, planting her gardens, picking berries and raising her babies.
She is survived by sons, David and wife, Nancy, of Winterport and Galen of Bangor; daughters, Jean Boynton of Holden, Karen Quimby of Bangor and Toni Parsons and husband, William, of Citra, Fla.; a special daughter, Anna; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Phil; sons, Phillip, Vernard and Richard; grandson, Jefferson Grey; brother, Henry; sister, Jessie; half brothers, Harry and George Grant and Joseph Farley Jr.; and half sisters, Emily and Helen Roberts. A special thank you to those who loved and cared for her in later years.
Spring interment will be at Bayview Cemetery, Franklin. Contributions in Abbie’s memory may be made to East Eddington Community Church, P.O. Box 185, Eddington, ME 04428 or Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04402. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at