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Lynne G. (Patrick) Reid-Carpenter BARRE – After a brave two-year battle with cancer, Lynne Gladys (Patrick) Reid Carpenter, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the Lincoln House in Barre, Vermont. The oldest of eight kids, Lynne was born on June 29, 1942, to Doris (Williams) Patrick and Kenneth L. Patrick, of Lisbon Falls, Maine. Thankfully, she was born with amazing nurturing and organizational skills and put them to good use earning the best big “seestah” title by making sure her siblings were well cared for. Always the overachiever, Lynne graduated valedictorian of Lisbon High School in 1960, where she was a cheerleader and class president. After graduating high school, she worked for Prudential Life Insurance until she married John C. Reid in 1962 and moved to Barre. Together, they raised three children and although they later divorced, they remained lifelong friends. Lynne was incredibly active in the Barre community; she coached cheerleading at Barre Town Elementary School, was a Girl Scout Troop leader and led the Youth Group at the Barre Congregational Church for many years. With her natural ability to nurture, Lynne fulfilled her lifelong goal of becoming a Registered Nurse in 1993 and later, became a Nurse Educator. She worked for the Central Vermont Medical Center for 30 years. On July 17, 1998, Lynne married Don Carpenter at the Barre Congregational Church and combined her three children and Don’s three children, forming a “Brady Bunch” of their own. They made their home in Barre and Joe’s Pond during the warmer months and wintered in North Fort Myers, Florida. Her memberships included the Barre Congregational Church and the Barre Country Club. Lynne enjoyed cooking, entertaining, decorating, reading, golfing and painting with her great friend, Kate Duffy. She especially relished spending time with her family and friends and was always up for an impromptu party. Lynne is survived by her husband, Don Carpenter, of West Danville; her children Jonica Reid and Amy Jenkins (Tommy), both of Maui, Hawaii, and Patrick Reid (Aya), of Tokyo, Japan; along with her siblings from Maine, Joan Patrick, of Lisbon, Justin Patrick, of Lisbon Falls, Justine Patrick, of Lisbon, Loretta Patrick, of Brunswick, and Susan Patrick, of Durham. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Kai and Luca Jenkins, of Maui, and Ryuku and Kyra Reid, of Tokyo; her stepchildren Jeff Carpenter (Melanie), of Hyde Park, Jeremy Carpenter, of Montpelier, and Janna Clar, of Montpelier; and her adorable step-grandchildren Lily Carpenter, of Hyde Park, and Russell and Ada Clar, of Montpelier; as well as a plethora of nieces and nephews and in-laws who thought the world of her. Her kitty, Josie, will also dearly miss her. In addition to her mom and dad, Lynne will reunite in heaven with her brothers Kenneth Patrick and Daniel Patrick; her sister-in-law, Linda Patrick; her niece, Marcy Cox; and her ex-husband, John Reid. The service to honor and celebrate her life will be held following the holiday season. Lynne would not have wanted anyone to miss a good party on her behalf! In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln House, 120 Hill St., Barre, VT 05641; or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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Liz

We are so sorry to hear about Lynne. She was a good friend when we lived in Barre. I especially enjoyed assisting Lynne with our daughers’ Girl Scout troop. Our deepest sympathies to you all. May she Rest In Peace. Liz & George Patch

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