Julia A. Carpenter MARSHFIELD — Julia A. Carpenter, 83, of Whittier Hill, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at home with her family at her bedside. Born June 25, 1935, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Daniel and Elda (Hastings) Hale. She attended Chelsea Elementary School. Julia married Bernard Carpenter in Barre. After they married, they made their home in Bristol, Connecticut, for many years before moving back to Vermont, settling in Marshfield. Bernard died in September of 2005. She first worked for Sprague Electric and then she was employed as a cook for Twinfield School, Heaton Woods and Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. Julia was a member of the United Church of Marshfield for many years and volunteered at the Twin Valley Senior Center preparing many meals for them. In her spare time, she loved to dance and enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley music, as well as reading, gardening and baking. Julia was a hard worker and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her family. Survivors include her son, Dean Carpenter and wife Patricia, of Hartford, Connecticut; her daughters Jeanine Carpenter, of Barre, Julie Bickford and husband Dale, of Marshfield, Pam Smith, of Barre, and Kelly Carpenter, of Cabot; her grandchildren Kailey, Chelsea, Danielle, Samantha, Michelle, Christopher, Jennifer, Brittany, Ashley, Dana, April, Adam, Tiffany, Bruce, Emma and Sarah; and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Carpenter; her daughter, Jaqueline Beede; her brothers Daniel and Henry Hale; and her sister, Jennie Hale. Family and friends may call on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Entombment will take place in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault to await later interment in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center in the Spring. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Marshfield, c/o Carlyle Pierce, 10 Buchanan Drive, Groton, VT 05046.