Obituary: Stephen A. Carpenter – Portland Press Herald

Stephen A. Carpenter

Stephen A. Carpenter 1968-2021 PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Stephen Abbott Carpenter, 52, died on May 23, 2021 after battling cancer. Stephen was born in Minneapolis on June 1, 1968, but considered Maine his childhood home and spent most summers there until his family returned to the state for good in 1977. He attended Waynflete School in Portland and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he earned an a BS in Decision Science and an ongoing love of coffee. He was employed as a data architect, most recently at Convention Data Services in Bourne Mass. Stephen, a self-proclaimed hiker, recently discovered that by age 27 he had lived in 25 locations. He gave up his nomadic lifestyle in 1994 when he met Jennifer, who would become his beloved wife in 1999. Stephen and Jennifer settled in Plymouth Mass. and had twin sons Aaron and Michael in 2011. After their birth, Stephen made it his life’s work to enable his sons to have as many adventures as possible, both far away and in their own neighborhood. Stephen loved traveling, interesting food, biking, quiet hours with his family and the Boston Celtics. His friends and family will always remember his deep baritone voice, his joking nature, and his penchant for ordering the weirdest things on any menu. Stephen leaves behind his wife Jennifer Moniz Carpenter and his two sons Aaron Christopher and Michael Quinn Carpenter of Plymouth, Massachusetts; his parents Stephen Sparrell Carpenter and Janice Pachowsky Carpenter of Portland; his sister Katherine Carpenter, her husband Roo Dunn and their children Riley and Josephine Dunn from Bath; his father and mother-in-law Lawrence and Theresa Moniz of Raynham, Mass .; his brother and sister-in-law Matthew Moniz and Betsy Gillis of Hopkinton, Mass .; loving aunts, uncles; Cousins; and beloved friends too numerous to count. Family visiting hours are on June 6, between noon and 2 p.m. at the Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 373 Court St., North Plymouth, Massachusetts (near Cordage Park), followed by a 2 p.m. online memorial service Guest Book Please visit Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Dana Farber’s Friends or the South Shore Community Action Council’s Food Bank.

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