July 12, 2024

Margaret M. Carpenter


Margaret M. Carpenter, 73, of Seekonk, died June 30, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Warren S. Carpenter, Jr. for 47 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late James E. McNiff and Mildred T. (Buchanan) McNiff.

Mrs. Carpenter was a 1969 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. In her earlier years, she worked at New England Telephone Co. as an operator. She was a Kindergarten Aide with Seekonk Schools for many years until her retirement in 2013.

She was a Communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Seekonk, where she participated in adoration every Monday. Active in civic affairs, she was a charter member of the Seekonk Hearthstone Lions Club, and member of the Seekonk Fire Museum/Central Volunteer Fire Association.

Mrs. Carpenter loved cooking, baking, crocheting, and knitting. She was well known for her beautiful, knitted teddy bears given as gifts to many family members and friends. She loved attending all sporting events for her children and grandchildren and spending time at the beach.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her loving children, Joseph F. Carpenter & his companion Jodi Souza of Seekonk, Mary Ellen Detri & her husband Alfred of Chepachet, and Stewart J. Carpenter of Seekonk. Cherished grandmother of Gina M. Carpenter of Pawtucket, Dustin J. Detri of Chepachet, and Derrick A. Detri of Chepachet. She was the sister of James F. McNiff of Bethlehem, PA, Paul S. McNiff of Athol, MA, and Joseph E. McNiff of Lincoln.

Her Funeral will be held Monday, July 8, 2024 at 9:15 A.M. from J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME, 210 Taunton Avenue, Route 44, East Providence, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Burial will follow in Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Avenue.

Calling Hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to the Seekonk Fire Museum, 211 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771 will be appreciated.

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