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Ethel Carptentier



Carpentier 2 webEthel L. “Ess” Carpentier, 96, of Middletown, entered into rest on Saturday, December 7, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 3, 1917 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Harry C. and Kathryn L. Rank Pugliese.

She graduated from Middletown High School in 1936; she worked at the former Olmsted AFB and transferred to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, where she retired in 1979, later returning to Middletown; and she was a member of the former Elks Lodge and Moose #410 Auxiliary, Middletown. 

Ethel’s life revolved around her family. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter. A talented embroiderer she also enjoyed playing cards and Bunco, gardening and cooking.

In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her first husband Earl G. Landis and her second husband Gerald A. Carpentier, to whom she was married 47 years, brother Donald P. Pugliese, and sister Betty Evelyn Pugliese.

Ethel is survived by three daughters Donna and husband Leroy Killian of Middletown, Linda and husband Paul Doup of Middletown, and Catherine and husband John Dorko of Sunbury; four grandchildren Stephanie and husband Kenneth Seigh, Stephen Moyer and wife Joyce, Jennifer and husband Christian Masters, and Kristin K. Doup; seven great-grandchildren Jonathan, Collin, and Jacqueline McNeill, Sarah and Alexis Moyer, and Carson and Griffin Masters; one great-great-granddaughter Madalyn Mease; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, December 13, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating officiating.

Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions in Ethel’s memory may be made to the Londonderry Fire Co., 2655 Foxianna Rd., Middletown, PA 17057, or to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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