VEAZIE – Betty H. Carpenteri, 85, died Jan. 15, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1928, in Hartford, Conn., a daughter of George and Helen Gillette.
Betty attended Winsted High School, Winsted, Conn., and married Harry L. Carpenteri, July 3, 1958, in Hartford, Conn. She worked and resided in Manchester, Conn., for many years before moving to Milo and then Veazie. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved time spent with her family, was an avid reader – especially Tom Clancey novels, enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles, NASCAR, and cooking for her husband and family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harry L. Carpenteri; children, Edwin J. Ciolkosz, Michael J. Ciolkosz and wife, Shirley, Stephen D. Carpenteri, Janet E. LaForest and husband, Tom, and Trish Hayes; grandchildren, David Ciolkosz, Alan Ciolkosz, Ronnie Ciolkosz, Timmy Ciolkosz, Debbie Ciolkosz West, Christine Ciolkosz, Michelle Ciolkosz, Michael Miller, Rebecca LaForest, and Danielle LaForest; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Les Curnow and wife, Joy, Al Curnow and wife, Dotty, and Ben Waniski and wife, Judy; many nieces, nephews, close friends; and a special granddog, Gussie. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy C. Miller; two grandsons, Bradley G. Miller III and Patrick J. Miller; and a sister, Pat Elliott.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to her wonderful caregivers from Gentiva, the Helen Hunt Health Center, the staff of Grant 6 and CARE at EMMC for their support and compassionate care given to Betty.
A service to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date. She loved all children, especially infants. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a children’s charity of your choice. Notes of condolence may be left for the family at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.