Our staff's commitment to you

Once you request the services of Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

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Craig W. Carpenter President, CFSP craig@carpenterjenks.com

Craig W. Carpenter, a son of Joyce (Barton) Carpenter and the late H. William Carpenter, is a fourth-generation funeral director/embalmer. Craig currently serves as president of his family’s business.

He is a graduate of Cranston High School West, Bryant College, and the New England Institute of Applied Funeral Arts and Sciences.

A faithful Christian, he is an active member of the Board of Ministries for Norwood Baptist Church in Warwick and a Certified Lay Preacher in the American Baptist Churches USA. Craig presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Saint Elizabeth Community and as Vice President of the Rhode Island Funeral Trust. He is a former member of the RI Department of Health Board of Examiners for Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

A resident of Coventry, he and his wife, the former Sue Major, have two children Lauren Richards and Kyle Carpenter. They are the proud grandparents of Lucas and Patrick Richards.

In his free time, Craig enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, reading, and working out in the yard with his grandson, Lucas.

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Christopher J. DiIorio Licensed Funeral Director chris@carpenterjenks.com

Christopher J. DiIorio entered funeral service in 2003 and graduated from the Funeral Institute of the North East (FINE Mortuary College) in 2005 where he served on the Student Body and a member of the first Alumni Association. He joined Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home as a Licensed Funeral Director in September 2005. 

He is the (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Hazard Officer for the Funeral Home and is a member of: the Rhode Island Disaster and Mass Fatality Committee for the State of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island and National Funeral Directors Association's. Chris is currently serving as Treasurer of the firm and is a fifth generation funeral director.

Chris was a volunteer for the Rhode Medical Examiner's Office in the aftermath of the Station Nightclub Fire. He is currently a member of St. John's Lodge, Providence # 1 and the RI Shriners.

 

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Jamie Jackson Licensed Funeral Director Jamie@carpenterjenks.com

Jamie is the newest member of the Carpenter-Jenks Staff.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and as Salutatorian of the 2017 Fine Mortuary College graduating class.  Prior to attending mortuary college, Jamie earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from George Washington University.  A Warwick native, Jamie graduated from Pilgrim High School and now makes her home just a short distance from the funeral home in West Warwick.

Jamie is following in her uncle Craig W. Carpenter's footsteps with her passion for caring for grieving families.  She is currently raising and training a soft-coated wheaten terrier named Henry who will be the Carpenter-Jenks grief therapy dog when his training is complete.

In her spare time Jamie volunteers for Saint Elizabeth Community's annual Rose Bids Gala and golf tournament fundraisers.  She is an avid skier and tennis player; but her favorite activity is spending time with her precious niece.

 

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Henry

Our newest and easily most well-loved (and hairiest to date!) staff member, Henry B. (“HB”) was named as an homage to our founder Rev. Hugh B. Carpenter who was familiarly known as HB. A non-shedding, hypoallergenic Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Henry has been coming to work at the funeral home since he was approximately 3 months old.  Wearing one of his 30 different bow ties, HB serves our families, at their request, by providing comfort and acting as a temporary distraction during funeral arrangements, calling hours, and funerals. When Henry is not providing support to families, he loves collecting bandanas, squirrel-chasing, kayaking, and drinking pupaccinos. His favorite human foods are peanut butter and cheese. You can follow him on Instagram @henrythefuneralpup.  Email him at Henry@carpenterjenks.com

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Susan (Dean) Goulet Licensed Funeral Director SGoulet@Carpenterjenks.com

Susan (Dean) Goulet grew up in West Warwick. She attended the University of Rhode Island for a brief time before deciding to start her career in funeral service.

Graduating from Briarwood College in 2006, Sue served her internship here at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home from 2006 – 2009. After completing her internship, Sue went on to serve families in the Kent County and Providence County areas for over ten years before returning to the Carpenter-Jenks staff in January of 2020 where she serves as a licensed embalmer and as a certified crematory operator.

Sue makes her home in Coventry with her husband Jeff, and their four boys: Alex, Ben, Andy, and Zachary. 

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Paul Roy Licensed Funeral Director PaulRoy@Carpenterjenks.com

Paul T. Roy before entering funeral service in 2007, worked as a jailor for the Warwick Police Department and in the Warwick Fire Department’s Communications Division. After 27 years, he retired from the City of Warwick in 2013.

Graduating from the Funeral Institute of New England, Paul worked for several other funeral homes in RI prior to joining the Carpenter-Jenks staff on August 3, 2020.

Paul and his wife Cindy are both lifelong residents of Warwick. They have two sons Paul “PJ”, and Michael. In his time-off, Paul enjoys golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Paul and Cindy welcomed their first granddaughter, Magnolia Jean Roy, born in November of 2020.

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James A. "Jamie" Morel Licensed Funeral Director jmorel@carpenterjenks.com

James A. “Jamie” Morel has been a resident Coventry and the Pawtuxet Valley area for over 40 years. A 1997 graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Funeral Arts and Sciences at Mount Ida College, he joined the Carpenter-Jenks staff in January of 2021 after working as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in the Coventry area for the past 18 years. He previously worked at the Robbins Funeral Home in North Providence.

Jamie is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association (RIFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). He served on the RIFDA Board of Governors and on the RIFDA Mass Fatality and Disaster Preparedness Committee. In 1999, Jamie was recognized by the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office for volunteering his services at the State’s temporary morgue site at Quonset Point, North Kingstown during the many months of recovery efforts following the crash of EgyptAir Flight #990. He also volunteered his time in 2003 at the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office following the Station Nightclub Fire assisting with the identification, examination, and document preparation for those who perished in that tragic event.

During his free time, Jamie enjoys watching all sports, playing golf, gardening, and working outside in his beloved yard!

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Elizabeth (DaPonte) Januskiewicz Licensed Funeral Director Elizabeth@carpenterjenks.com

Elizabeth (DaPonte) Januskiewicz, a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and licensed life insurance agent, is the newest member of the Carpenter-Jenks staff.

An alumnus of The New England Institute of Funeral Service Education/Mt. Ida College, Elizabeth brings 25 years of experience as a licensed funeral director. Prior to her career in funeral service, she worked as a Registered Nurse for Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

She joins our staff after a long tenure at the Rebello Funeral Home in East Providence where she served many families living in that community which is so rich in faith, family, and culture.

Elizabeth is a member and past president of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association (RIFDA) and currently serves as the Chair of the RIFDA Mass Fatality and Disaster Preparedness Committee. A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) as well, Elizabeth is a former recipient of NFDA’s Outstanding Professional Women’s Award. She was a volunteer for the Rhode Medical Examiner's Office in the aftermath of the Station Nightclub Fire.

An active parishioner at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Providence, Elizabeth volunteers at the annual feasts, serves as a lector and as a Eucharistic Minister.

Elizabeth and her late husband, Paul, enjoyed traveling the globe and spending warm summer days on the coast with their two daughters, sons-in-law, and twin grandchildren.

She considers it an honor to be joining the Carpenter-Jenks staff and serving the families in the surrounding communities as an Advanced Funeral Planning Specialist.

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Sue Carpenter Office Manager/Continuing Care Coordinator sue@carpenterjenks.com

Our Office Manager and Continuing Care Coordinator is President Craig W. Carpenter's wife Sue Carpenter. Sue’s passion for caring for families in grief grew from the sudden death of her mother. Understanding the difficult transitions families must go through in the first year of grief, we believe that our care should not end with the final arrangements. Besides managing the day-to-day operations of the office, Sue is responsible for overseeing the care to the families we serve throughout their first year of grief. Sue spent time in Fort Collins, CO at the Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. Center for Loss and Life Transition in Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training. 

Sue coordinates our holiday Time of Remembrance service in which we invite all the families we served over the past year to come back to the funeral home for a non-denominational service recognizing that all of these families will be struggling to get through that first Christmas gathering without their loved one. Families find this time to be healing and uplifting as well as supportive. Sue also administered our Pursuit of Excellence program which granted us two NFDA Eagle Awards for excellence in service to families. 

Sue graduated from Warwick Veteran’s Memorial High School in 1981 and went on to earn an Associate in Science degree from Community College of Rhode Island. She has worked in the financial and legal fields before joining the staff at Carpenter-Jenks. She is an active member of Norwood Baptist Church in Warwick and Co-chairs the Saint Elizabeth Community annual Rose Bids Auction & Gala with Craig. She makes her home in Coventry with Craig and their son Kyle.  Craig and Sue's daughter Lauren now lives in Johnston with her husband Kyle Richards.

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Kathy Barclay Administrative Assistant Kathy@carpenterjenks.com

Kathy has called Rhode Island home for 20 years. Originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts, her husband became pastor of Norwood Baptist Church, Warwick, RI in 1993, when they moved here.

Kathy’s expertise in database management along with her broad experience in ‘ever changing technology’ is a unique asset to Carpenter-Jenks. It is her capabilities along with her sincere caring for people that make Kathy a great fit here. Kathy serves on the Board of Ministry at Norwood Baptist Church and is also their Childcare Leader. She is married to the Rev. George Barclay. They have two sons.

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Linda Martin Administrative Assistant LMartin@carpenterjenks.com

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Bill Newton Support Staff

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Bob Farrell Support Staff

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Karen Anderson Support Staff

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Michelle Perry Support Staff

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Pete Major Support Staff

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H. William Carpenter Former Co-Owner

In memory of H. William Carpenter 1929-2019 - Bill, a third-generation funeral director, graduated from Cranston High School in 1946. After serving two tours of duty in the Marine Corps, he joined the family business in 1954.

In honor of his service and devotion to his beloved community, classmates & friends, he was inducted into the Cranston Hall of Fame in 1991. Semi-retiring in 1995, he & his wife enjoyed traveling the world and spending extended time at their home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Married nearly 62 years to his beloved wife, Joyce (Barton) Carpenter, they raised three children Karen, Craig & Todd. “Poppy” loved his grandchildren Kelsey, Lauren, Kyle & Alex and adored his great grandchildren Avery, Lucas & Hudson.

Bill died on March 11, 2019, at the age of 89. His great grandson, Patrick was born two years later, on September 1, 2021.

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Stephen E. Carpenter Former President of Carpenter Jenks

In memory of Stephen E. Carpenter - 1949-2013 – Steve, a fourth-generation funeral director, was raised in Hingham, MA and he joined the family business in 1971 after graduating from the New England Institute of Anatomy. He had served as President of his family’s business since 1995.

During his career, Steve devoted much of his free time to Freemasonry. His leadership roles included serving as Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of RI, as Potentate/CEO of the RI Shriner's and as Deputy for the Scottish Rite Valley of Providence. His greatest joy came from his decades of service with the Masonic Youth Foundation of RI.

A member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association, Steve was serving as Chairman of the State of Rhode Island Mass Fatality & Disaster Preparedness Committee at the time of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 and four years later the Station Night Club fire.

Steve was survived by his wife Eileen (Corrigan) DiIorio-Carpenter, by their six children, Lindsay, Sean, Lisa, Shannon, Michael, and Christopher, and fourteen grandchildren.

Steve died on December 26, 2013, at the age of 64.

Craig W. Carpenter

President, CFSP
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Craig W. Carpenter, a son of Joyce (Barton) Carpenter and the late H. William Carpenter, is a fourth-generation funeral director/embalmer. Craig currently serves as president of his family’s business.

He is a graduate of Cranston High School West, Bryant College, and the New England Institute of Applied Funeral Arts and Sciences.

A faithful Christian, he is an active member of the Board of Ministries for Norwood Baptist Church in Warwick and a Certified Lay Preacher in the American Baptist Churches USA. Craig presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Saint Elizabeth Community and as Vice President of the Rhode Island Funeral Trust. He is a former member of the RI Department of Health Board of Examiners for Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

A resident of Coventry, he and his wife, the former Sue Major, have two children Lauren Richards and Kyle Carpenter. They are the proud grandparents of Lucas and Patrick Richards.

In his free time, Craig enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, reading, and working out in the yard with his grandson, Lucas.

Christopher J. DiIorio

Licensed Funeral Director
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Christopher J. DiIorio entered funeral service in 2003 and graduated from the Funeral Institute of the North East (FINE Mortuary College) in 2005 where he served on the Student Body and a member of the first Alumni Association. He joined Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home as a Licensed Funeral Director in September 2005. 

He is the (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Hazard Officer for the Funeral Home and is a member of: the Rhode Island Disaster and Mass Fatality Committee for the State of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island and National Funeral Directors Association's. Chris is currently serving as Treasurer of the firm and is a fifth generation funeral director.

Chris was a volunteer for the Rhode Medical Examiner's Office in the aftermath of the Station Nightclub Fire. He is currently a member of St. John's Lodge, Providence # 1 and the RI Shriners.

 

Jamie Jackson

Licensed Funeral Director
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Jamie is the newest member of the Carpenter-Jenks Staff.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and as Salutatorian of the 2017 Fine Mortuary College graduating class.  Prior to attending mortuary college, Jamie earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from George Washington University.  A Warwick native, Jamie graduated from Pilgrim High School and now makes her home just a short distance from the funeral home in West Warwick.

Jamie is following in her uncle Craig W. Carpenter's footsteps with her passion for caring for grieving families.  She is currently raising and training a soft-coated wheaten terrier named Henry who will be the Carpenter-Jenks grief therapy dog when his training is complete.

In her spare time Jamie volunteers for Saint Elizabeth Community's annual Rose Bids Gala and golf tournament fundraisers.  She is an avid skier and tennis player; but her favorite activity is spending time with her precious niece.

 

Henry

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Our newest and easily most well-loved (and hairiest to date!) staff member, Henry B. (“HB”) was named as an homage to our founder Rev. Hugh B. Carpenter who was familiarly known as HB. A non-shedding, hypoallergenic Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Henry has been coming to work at the funeral home since he was approximately 3 months old.  Wearing one of his 30 different bow ties, HB serves our families, at their request, by providing comfort and acting as a temporary distraction during funeral arrangements, calling hours, and funerals. When Henry is not providing support to families, he loves collecting bandanas, squirrel-chasing, kayaking, and drinking pupaccinos. His favorite human foods are peanut butter and cheese. You can follow him on Instagram @henrythefuneralpup.  Email him at Henry@carpenterjenks.com

Susan (Dean) Goulet

Licensed Funeral Director
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Susan (Dean) Goulet grew up in West Warwick. She attended the University of Rhode Island for a brief time before deciding to start her career in funeral service.

Graduating from Briarwood College in 2006, Sue served her internship here at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home from 2006 – 2009. After completing her internship, Sue went on to serve families in the Kent County and Providence County areas for over ten years before returning to the Carpenter-Jenks staff in January of 2020 where she serves as a licensed embalmer and as a certified crematory operator.

Sue makes her home in Coventry with her husband Jeff, and their four boys: Alex, Ben, Andy, and Zachary. 

Paul Roy

Licensed Funeral Director
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Paul T. Roy before entering funeral service in 2007, worked as a jailor for the Warwick Police Department and in the Warwick Fire Department’s Communications Division. After 27 years, he retired from the City of Warwick in 2013.

Graduating from the Funeral Institute of New England, Paul worked for several other funeral homes in RI prior to joining the Carpenter-Jenks staff on August 3, 2020.

Paul and his wife Cindy are both lifelong residents of Warwick. They have two sons Paul “PJ”, and Michael. In his time-off, Paul enjoys golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Paul and Cindy welcomed their first granddaughter, Magnolia Jean Roy, born in November of 2020.

James A. "Jamie" Morel

Licensed Funeral Director
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James A. “Jamie” Morel has been a resident Coventry and the Pawtuxet Valley area for over 40 years. A 1997 graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Funeral Arts and Sciences at Mount Ida College, he joined the Carpenter-Jenks staff in January of 2021 after working as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in the Coventry area for the past 18 years. He previously worked at the Robbins Funeral Home in North Providence.

Jamie is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association (RIFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). He served on the RIFDA Board of Governors and on the RIFDA Mass Fatality and Disaster Preparedness Committee. In 1999, Jamie was recognized by the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office for volunteering his services at the State’s temporary morgue site at Quonset Point, North Kingstown during the many months of recovery efforts following the crash of EgyptAir Flight #990. He also volunteered his time in 2003 at the Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office following the Station Nightclub Fire assisting with the identification, examination, and document preparation for those who perished in that tragic event.

During his free time, Jamie enjoys watching all sports, playing golf, gardening, and working outside in his beloved yard!

Elizabeth (DaPonte) Januskiewicz

Licensed Funeral Director
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Elizabeth (DaPonte) Januskiewicz, a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and licensed life insurance agent, is the newest member of the Carpenter-Jenks staff.

An alumnus of The New England Institute of Funeral Service Education/Mt. Ida College, Elizabeth brings 25 years of experience as a licensed funeral director. Prior to her career in funeral service, she worked as a Registered Nurse for Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

She joins our staff after a long tenure at the Rebello Funeral Home in East Providence where she served many families living in that community which is so rich in faith, family, and culture.

Elizabeth is a member and past president of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association (RIFDA) and currently serves as the Chair of the RIFDA Mass Fatality and Disaster Preparedness Committee. A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) as well, Elizabeth is a former recipient of NFDA’s Outstanding Professional Women’s Award. She was a volunteer for the Rhode Medical Examiner's Office in the aftermath of the Station Nightclub Fire.

An active parishioner at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Providence, Elizabeth volunteers at the annual feasts, serves as a lector and as a Eucharistic Minister.

Elizabeth and her late husband, Paul, enjoyed traveling the globe and spending warm summer days on the coast with their two daughters, sons-in-law, and twin grandchildren.

She considers it an honor to be joining the Carpenter-Jenks staff and serving the families in the surrounding communities as an Advanced Funeral Planning Specialist.

Sue Carpenter

Office Manager/Continuing Care Coordinator
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Our Office Manager and Continuing Care Coordinator is President Craig W. Carpenter's wife Sue Carpenter. Sue’s passion for caring for families in grief grew from the sudden death of her mother. Understanding the difficult transitions families must go through in the first year of grief, we believe that our care should not end with the final arrangements. Besides managing the day-to-day operations of the office, Sue is responsible for overseeing the care to the families we serve throughout their first year of grief. Sue spent time in Fort Collins, CO at the Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. Center for Loss and Life Transition in Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training. 

Sue coordinates our holiday Time of Remembrance service in which we invite all the families we served over the past year to come back to the funeral home for a non-denominational service recognizing that all of these families will be struggling to get through that first Christmas gathering without their loved one. Families find this time to be healing and uplifting as well as supportive. Sue also administered our Pursuit of Excellence program which granted us two NFDA Eagle Awards for excellence in service to families. 

Sue graduated from Warwick Veteran’s Memorial High School in 1981 and went on to earn an Associate in Science degree from Community College of Rhode Island. She has worked in the financial and legal fields before joining the staff at Carpenter-Jenks. She is an active member of Norwood Baptist Church in Warwick and Co-chairs the Saint Elizabeth Community annual Rose Bids Auction & Gala with Craig. She makes her home in Coventry with Craig and their son Kyle.  Craig and Sue's daughter Lauren now lives in Johnston with her husband Kyle Richards.

Kathy Barclay

Administrative Assistant
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Kathy has called Rhode Island home for 20 years. Originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts, her husband became pastor of Norwood Baptist Church, Warwick, RI in 1993, when they moved here.

Kathy’s expertise in database management along with her broad experience in ‘ever changing technology’ is a unique asset to Carpenter-Jenks. It is her capabilities along with her sincere caring for people that make Kathy a great fit here. Kathy serves on the Board of Ministry at Norwood Baptist Church and is also their Childcare Leader. She is married to the Rev. George Barclay. They have two sons.

Linda Martin

Administrative Assistant
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Bill Newton

Support Staff
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Bob Farrell

Support Staff
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Karen Anderson

Support Staff
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Michelle Perry

Support Staff
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Pete Major

Support Staff
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H. William Carpenter

Former Co-Owner
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In memory of H. William Carpenter 1929-2019 - Bill, a third-generation funeral director, graduated from Cranston High School in 1946. After serving two tours of duty in the Marine Corps, he joined the family business in 1954.

In honor of his service and devotion to his beloved community, classmates & friends, he was inducted into the Cranston Hall of Fame in 1991. Semi-retiring in 1995, he & his wife enjoyed traveling the world and spending extended time at their home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Married nearly 62 years to his beloved wife, Joyce (Barton) Carpenter, they raised three children Karen, Craig & Todd. “Poppy” loved his grandchildren Kelsey, Lauren, Kyle & Alex and adored his great grandchildren Avery, Lucas & Hudson.

Bill died on March 11, 2019, at the age of 89. His great grandson, Patrick was born two years later, on September 1, 2021.

Stephen E. Carpenter

Former President of Carpenter Jenks
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In memory of Stephen E. Carpenter - 1949-2013 – Steve, a fourth-generation funeral director, was raised in Hingham, MA and he joined the family business in 1971 after graduating from the New England Institute of Anatomy. He had served as President of his family’s business since 1995.

During his career, Steve devoted much of his free time to Freemasonry. His leadership roles included serving as Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of RI, as Potentate/CEO of the RI Shriner's and as Deputy for the Scottish Rite Valley of Providence. His greatest joy came from his decades of service with the Masonic Youth Foundation of RI.

A member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association, Steve was serving as Chairman of the State of Rhode Island Mass Fatality & Disaster Preparedness Committee at the time of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 and four years later the Station Night Club fire.

Steve was survived by his wife Eileen (Corrigan) DiIorio-Carpenter, by their six children, Lindsay, Sean, Lisa, Shannon, Michael, and Christopher, and fourteen grandchildren.

Steve died on December 26, 2013, at the age of 64.