Elaine A. Carpenter

Nov 13, 2017
Elaine Carpenter

Boynton Beach, Fla. — Elaine Ann (Christakos) Carpenter, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, with her family by her side. She is reunited with her husband, James R. Carpenter, who passed away in 1996.

Elaine was born Jan. 7, 1937, in Old Town to Nick G. Christakos and Thelma D. (Ouellette) Christakos. She lived in Bangor until the age of 13, when her parents moved the family to Calais. She graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1954.

She married James Carpenter in 1955 and had five children. Elaine was an employee of the state of Maine, working for the Maine District Court System for 28 years. She was a loving, devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved to read, sew, knit, go to bingo and decorate, especially at Christmas. She enjoyed spending her summers in Maine and winters in Florida.

Elaine is survived by her loving children, Deb (Carpenter) Doherty and husband Tom of Rockport, Rick Carpenter and Nell Walton of Calais, Brenda (Carpenter) Elliott of Union, Linda (Carpenter) Rundin and husband James of Calais, and Chris Carpenter and fiancée Julie Wile of Thomaston; her grandchildren, Angie, Jessi, Tess, Jerami, Luke, Uriah, Logan, Deni, Becky, Alaina, Joseph, Heather, Nick and Travis; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Curtis, and wife Katarina (Ring) Curtis of Schenectady, N.Y.; brother-in-law Jesse Carpenter and his wife, Lois (Johnson) Carpenter, of New Haven, Conn.; sister-in-law Patricia (Carpenter) Cox of Princeton; several nieces, nephews, aunts  and uncles and a very special aunt/sister, Dot (Ouellette) Marchant of Camden. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a grandson.

The family sends special thanks to the Cardiac ICU staff of Bethesda Hospital East and to Trust Bridge Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.

A celebration of Elaine's life will be held in the Spring in Calais.

To share a memory or condolence with Elaine’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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