Mildred “Millie” (Pasno) Carpenter, 94, of Winchester and formerly of Westport, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2022, in the comfort of her home with the love of her family nearby after a brief period of declining health.
She was born on May 24, 1927, in West Swanzey, the daughter of the late Mabel (Johnson) and Walter Pasno. She attended Keene High School and later proudly accomplished earning her diploma in 1982 at the age of 55. She volunteered for the rationing board in 1942 and 1943.
She married James Peter Carpenter Jr. on January 25, 1944, at the Methodist Church in Keene.
She was employed by Homestead Woolen Mill in West Swanzey and Claremont, NH for 35 years. She later worked at MPB before retiring at the age of 70. She enjoyed listening to country music, loved watching football and baseball, going to tag sales, horse pulls, and riding along old back roads with her husband.
Her family was the most important part of her life. She treasured the holidays, especially Christmas when the entire family would gather at home to celebrate. Her 2 Shih Tzu puppies, Lucky and Cocoa brought her great happiness.
She is predeceased by her husband of 67 years and her son James W. Carpenter. She will be forever missed by her children, Judy Demerski and husband Peter of Lake Wales, Fl, Marilyn Parker and husband David of Marlow, NH, Maryanne Patterson of Black River, NY. Along with her grandchildren Tina Patterson of Rochester, NY, Christa Reny and Bobbi Jean Pugh of Crestview, FL, James R. Carpenter and Thomas Daudelin of Winchester, NH, her 5 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, her daughter in laws Bobbi Jo Daudelin and Lynn Carpenter of Winchester, NH, and her sister Patricia Yell of Easthampton, MA.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the funeral chapel. Burial will be held in the spring of 2022 at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester. Flowers will gladly be accepted however the family would prefer all donations be made in memory of Mildred M. Carpenter to Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W Swanzey Rd, Swanzey, NH 03446, or, Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH 03431. Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Keene Mandate, masks will be required.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave Keene, NH 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.