Guilderland- Gloria L. Carpenter, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Gloria was born September 2, 1935 in Burlington, VT to the late Louis and Irene Beauchemin. Gloria was the devoted wife to the late John J. Carpenter. They were married 40 years. During that time they enjoyed their summers at the family property in Lake Clear, NY.
Gloria worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 17 years before her retirement in 1988.
Her love of music was supported by her eldest brother. Gloria at a tender age entered a radio contest unbeknownst to her parents that she won. Her love of music followed through her entire life and she became a tremendous music and piano teacher who had the most beautiful singing voice. Everyone always loved to stand around the piano to listen to Gloria play and sing. Gloria sang in the Christ the King Church choir for many years.
Gloria is survived by her daughters, Paula Carpenter, Deborah Carpenter, and Celeste Byerwalters; her sister, Pauline Ducie; her brother-in-law, Don Vasseur; her sister-in-law, Jeanine Beauchemin; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and her beloved cat Rajah.
In addition to her husband, Gloria is predeceased by her son, John J. Carpenter.
All are welcome to come for calling hours at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Rd., Watervliet, New York on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 9am to 11am. A Mass will be held at Christ The King Church at 12pm. Entombment will follow the service at St. Agnes Cemetery. Gathering size, within our chapels will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements. Masks are required, and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels. A Celebration of Gloria's life will take place at a later date when it is safe for all to be present.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.