Peter R. Carpenter
Peter Russell Carpenter Age 65, of Providence, Rhode Island passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 11, 2016. He was the son of the late Russell N. and Adele A. (West) Carpenter both of Providence. Peter was the loving brother of the late Elaine Carpenter of Providence, the late Patricia (Carpenter) Yates and her husband Jerry of Terre Haute Indiana, and the late Joyce (Carpenter) James and her husband Myron of Rockville Indiana. Peter graduated from Central High School, Class of 1970. He then enlisted into the United States Navy where he proudly served overseas during the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S. Hector AR-7 Navel Repair Ship in Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines. During his service overseas in the Philippines he met his wife Angelita. Peter was employed at Crest Craft as a pattern maker and lead carpenter for seven years. He then worked at General Dynamics/Electric Boat as lead staging builder and lead carpenter for over ten years. For the last seventeen years Peter had been employed by the Providence Police Department as a parking enforcement officer. Peter’s hobbies included collecting coins and baseball cards. During his leisure time he spent every minute he could with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. Peter leaves behind the love of his life Angelita (Garcia) Carpenter of whom he was happily married to for forty-two years. Peter is also survived by his four sons Ranny Carpenter of Manila, Philippines, Eric Peter Carpenter of Providence, Russell Neil Carpenter and his wife Brittany (Champagne) Carpenter, and Philip Andrew Carpenter and his wife Ariel (Sostre) Carpenter all of Cranston. He was a proud and loving grandfather of five, Javeis Russell Carpenter, Xzavier Neil Carpenter, Isabella Elaine Carpenter, Asiah Markaya Carpenter, and Jazira Anamarisa Carpenter. Peter is also survived by his by his nieces and nephew, Debbie Palumbo of Cranston, Lori Litwiller and Myron James both of Morton, Illinois. Peter's funeral will be held on Friday June 17th 2016 at 8:30am from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Ave Cranston followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Anthony’s Church 549 Plainfield Street Providence. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery Johnston. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
Sincerely the Carpenter Family
David Botelho - 06/14/2016
Sending my condolences to the entire Carpenter family. I am sorry to hear about your loss, Peter was a great guy from what I've seen and heard. Remain strong and remember that it is not a goodbye just a "see you soon".
Mohammad - 06/14/2016
Rest in Peace
Yakeuris Mulrain - 06/14/2016
My condolences to the Carpenter family. I will continue to pray for strength for your entire family. Rest in peace Peter.
Rev. Joseph Protano - 06/14/2016
I have fond memories of Peter and all the Carpenters from my days at St. Anthony's. With Angelita, Peter kept the family crew in ship shape. May God take Peter to himself and may we all be blessed through Peter remembering all of us in his place in eternity. Peace to each of you. Fr. Joe Protano
Norman Ricci Jr. - 06/14/2016
Russell and family... Sorry for your loss.
Dennis Roach - 06/14/2016
RIP my friend..you will be missed at Brown. Your diligent work ethic and friendly conversations with any and all were inspirational.
Lorrie prybyla - 06/14/2016
It was a pleasure to work with Peter. It was a great comfort to know Peter was at work watching over my son Danny. I will always remember Peter and Angie coming to Dannys cookouts other people would say they were coming and not show up but Peter and Angie would always come. Peter always made me smile. I'm sorry for your loss. Peter was such a great and kind person. He was what a true friend was. We will miss u Peter.
Frank Almeida - 06/14/2016
Pete was a great guy ! I work at Brown University and would talk to Pete almost daily we shared coins and swapped stories about the military .I will miss him dearly .
Jackie Warren - 06/14/2016
I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patricia Burns Gavin - 06/14/2016
I had the pleasure working with Peter for many years. He was a kind gentle man that loved his family and his job. My sincere condolences to Angie, his children and grandchildren.
Gene DeJesus BUPD - 06/14/2016
I am so sorry to hear about Peter. He was a good man. I enjoyed talking to him on the East Side. He loved to show his coin collection which I enjoyed to hear about. You will be missed.....
Our Prayers to Family....
Lisa and Anthony Fagundes - 06/14/2016
I worked with peter for almost 17 years he was agood friend. Peter always impressed me with his great knowledge of history. Peter was a proud grandfather i enjoyed seeing pictures and we shared stories about our grandchildren.You will be sadly missed Pete.My sincere condolences go out to Angie and his family he loved you all dearly. Bvy7r3
Mark BU - 06/14/2016
Will miss Peter around BU
Brenda Hughes - 06/14/2016
My deepest sympathy to Angie, Philip and the Carpenter family on the passing of your dear husband and Dad. I have pleasant memories of seeing you, Angie, and your loving husband at St. Anthony's Church. May Peter rest in peace. God bless.
FATHER BOB BEIRNE - 06/14/2016
DEAR ANGIE, ERIC, SUSSELL AND PHILIP,
MY SINCEREST SYMPATHIES FROM OUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA WHERE I AM AT A CONFERENCE. I WON'T BE ABLE TO BE WITH YOU ON FRIDAY FOR THE FUNERAL. I WILL BE CELEBRATING MASS HERE FOR PETER AND FOR ALL OF YOU. IT WILL BE A MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR ALL THAT HE WAS TO YOU AND TO SO MANY MORE.
PEACE TO YOU ALL, FATHER BOB
Delphine - 06/14/2016
My deepest sympathies to you Angie and to your family. Peter I will miss you coming in and showing me your new coins and explaining where they were from RIP my best friend. Angie we both have an angel in heaven.
MICHAEL DiPaola - 06/14/2016
I use to talk with Peter just about every few days about his unique coins from all over the world we had wonderful conversations about them I will miss him deeply my prays go out to his family.
Mariusz and Anne Masnyk Subway on Watermans Street - 06/14/2016
Peter, Your breakfast chair is empty now.
We miss our daily interaction with you and your daily Pro Jo reading at our restaurant and commentary. We had so many laughs, that you created for us. And the coins, I just started to collect them because of you. Anne, Kelsey and I went to Auburn Sunday to attend our first coin show and to see you. We learned of your sad faith on Monday Morning. We will miss you.
Gold Bless you and your family as these sad moments pass.
John OBrien - 06/14/2016
My condolences to Peters family. He was the first trainer I had when I came to Parking Enforcement. He taught me the Phonetic Alphabet which I still use daily. We will miss him.
daniel pion jr - 06/14/2016
I will never froget peter i often called him papa peter because he was like a at work father and a good friend of mine. There wont be a day at roll call i wont miss his smile his laugh and him showing me some new coin he had or had gotten over passed weekend. When i first started the job peter was the first person to train me i enjoyed that first week i learned not only about the job but alot about peter and his life. That first week he had me reading street signs and st signs in alphabet so i would remember it and i did. WILL MISS AND LOVE U PAPA PETER MAY U REST IN PEACE TILL WE MEET AGAIN AND U CAN SHOW ME SOME MORE COINS MY FRIEND.
Sandy Parrillo - 06/15/2016
I had the pleasure of working with Peter at parking enforcement. He took great pride in his job and family. He will be missed. My prayers and condolences to Angie, children, and grandchildren.
Betsy Masse - 06/15/2016
I had the pleasure of working with Peter for about 6 years. Peter loved his job, and performed it to the letter. Every time there was a new grandchild or a new picture of them, we had the privilege of seeing them. You could see the love and pride in Peter's eyes as he showed those kids off. He will be dearly missed. My condolences to Angie and your family. I am praying for you all.
Gary McDole sr - 06/15/2016
I am so sorry for your loss, I work at Brown and on occasions when I would drive a brown truck I used to stop and chat with him about different things going on he always had a funny story to tell and he always looked out for us and made sure we parked in the right spots lol! He will be sorely missed by the brown community, by me, and the entire carpenter family , Rest in Peace Pete!!!
Dan - 06/15/2016
Will miss our daily talks. Rest in peace, Pete .
Sandra Roman - 06/15/2016
My condolences to you Phil and the rest of your family and especially to your mother I can only imagine what she's going through,well all of you.... may Jehovah God give you strength and bless you all to go through something so hard as losing a father,a husband and grandfather,and a friend. So my heart goes out to all of you and again may Jehovah give you the strength you all need to go through this... love always Sandra
Joe McDevitt - 06/15/2016
My co-workers and I will miss seeing and talking to Peter as he dutifully made his rounds around the East Side, mostly around the Brown campus. My deepest and sincere sympathies to all members of the Carpenter family.
Sibel - 06/16/2016
My condolences go out to the Carpenter Family during this time of sorrow. Peter, may your body rest in peace and your soul live on forever.
Ken & Joyce DiBattista - 06/16/2016
Peter was a great father and grandfather. As a neighbor and friend he will be greatly missed. Our sympathy is with you at this time to your wonderful family.L
Bernie Reilly - 06/16/2016
Russ and family, sincere and heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your dad. The thoughts and prayers of my family go out to you.
Valorie Apici - 06/16/2016
Dear Angie and family, my sincere condolences during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May Peter rest in peace.
PATRICIA - 06/16/2016
I MET PETER WHEN HE WOULD WALK HIS POST ON BROOK STREET ON THE EAST SIDE. HE WOULD STOP AND TALK FOR A FEW MINUTES. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY. HIS WONDERFUL SMILE WILL BE MISSED ON THE EAST SIDE OF PROVIDENCE. GOD HAS GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL
Kathie Sousa - 06/16/2016
I worked with Peter for 16 years . Peter was one of the People to train me and I learned more from him in 2 days than I did anyone else . I knew the phonetic alphabet in one day which I used for many years . Pater was the most dedicated and knowledgable worker in the department . If I had a question I'd ask Peter . On a personal note, I enjoyed seeing him and his wife Angie at Councilwoman DiRuzzos Christmas parties for many years . I loved the photos he shared of his beautiful family especially, his grandchildren. Peter you will be deeply missed ! My heart and prayers to Angie and their family .God Bless You all ! Peter may you RIP !
Monica Rivas - 06/16/2016
I will miss you dad. You always made sure to try and find me when you shopped at my job. I remember so many things about you. All good memories. To my loving Carpenter family..... I'll always consider you as family. I continue to love you all with all my heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was and always will be a great father, husband and friend. Dad will be watching over you and all his loved ones. My prayers will be with you always. Call me anytime. Love always, Monica.
PAUL BADESSA - 06/19/2016
RUSS, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY