Edward L. Carpenter III
June 13, 1943 - June 2, 2019
Edward L. Carpenter III, 75, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away at his home in Hospice Care on June 2, 2019. He was born June 13, 1943, in Wakefield, RI to Edward L. Carpenter, Jr. & Maude L (Gardner) Carpenter-Gagner. Graduated from South Kingstown High School, RI and received an Associate’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Maine, Augusta. On August 1, 1964, married the love of his life Angela Ann Belanger at Holy Rosary Church, Caribou, ME. He served in the US Air Force eight years stationed at; Loring AFB, ME, Clark AB, Philippines, and Forbes AFB, Topeka, KS. In Jan. 1970, joined the Lewiston Police Dept. where he had a long and productive career retiring in 1994 as Patrol and CID Captain. In 1995 he became general manager of ACE Detective and Security Agency in Lewiston, ME until 1999 when Parkinson’s disease rendered him disabled.
He enjoyed watching his children play sports throughout their school years. He was President of the youth FLY Football League in Lewiston for several years and helped coach the Lions Team for many years in that league. He is remembered for his humor and jokes.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Angela (Belanger) Carpenter and their six children: Ret. Navy Lt. Commander Steven (Sally) Carpenter; Karen (Stacy) Purinton; Mark (Heather) Carpenter; Jo-Ann Carpenter; Mary Robert; and CPO Brian (Jennifer) Carpenter; two sisters: Sharon Dupont and Deborah Northup, and a brother, Kenneth Gagner; one aunt, Marilyn Miner and one uncle Eugene Carpenter. He is the grandfather of seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.