Glenice Blaisdell Carpenter died Oct. 10, 2021, peacefully at her beloved summer home “camp” on Beech Hill Pond in Otis.
Glenice lived an incredibly full and exciting life. She was born on Dec. 11 to the late Harvard and Marian (Page) Blaisdell in a year she would never want you to know (she playfully hid her driver’s license even from members of the immediate family). She graduated from Ellsworth High School and later met her husband, Donald “Red” Carpenter, at a dance in Bar Harbor. They married in 1960 and lived in California, Puerto Rico and Okinawa, Japan, while Red served as a master chief in the Navy. After returning home in 1968, she became tremendously active with her church, the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, UCC. Here she volunteered countless hours as a deacon, trustee, and council member. Glenice was also a member of the Ellsworth Navy Wives Club and the Irene Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Maine. She lived gregariously, laughed constantly and loved fiercely. As she would always say, “Grandma loves.”
She is survived by her sister Ruth Silsby of Ellsworth son Kenneth Carpenter and his wife, Karen, of Canton, N.C.; grandchildren Joshua Carpenter and fiancée Jennifer Gibson, Abigail Hagood and husband, Eric, Summer Landers and husband, Kevin, and Austin Green; and great-grandchildren Augustus Hagood, Caleb Landers and Isiah Landers. Glenice was predeceased by her husband, son Gregory Carpenter and grandson Aaron Carpenter.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., Oct. 18, 2021, at First Congregational Church UCC, 2 Church St., Ellsworth. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth.
Those who desire may make contributions is Glenice’s memory to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 12, Ellsworth, ME 04605-0012.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.