Obituary Listings

William G. Carpenter

March 13, 1927 June 10, 2019
William G. Carpenter
There are condolences waiting approval on William's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of William

A proud partner of Honoring a Life
Obituary for William G. Carpenter

William G. Carpenter, a member of our nation’s ‘greatest generation’ and a proud veteran of World War II, has passed. He was 92.

The husband of the late Elaine Ready Carpenter, Bill died on June 10 surrounded by his adoring family, including his son, Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter. He was also a loving grandfather to Bill, Ryan, Brady, Mack, Curran & Delainey Carpenter, and enjoyed the gift of six great-grandchildren.

Bill grew up in Codman Square, Dorchester and enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 during the Second World War. He served honorably in the Philippines and China. After the war, Bill worked as a pipefitter in the Boston Navy Yard. He also served for several seasons as a scorekeeper inside the famed Green Monster, where he often spoke with Ted Williams between innings. Later, he served as Regional Supervisor for Kentucky Fried Chicken for many years.

Bill moved to Marshfield with his wife in 1961 where he lived for the remainder of his life. He served his community as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1046 in Brockton and was a past Worshipful Master of the Faith Masonic Lodge in Charlestown. He was also a member of the Daniel Webster Lodge of the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons for many years.
Bill was very proud of his military service and was a loving and devoted husband, but he was most proud of his only son Bill, III and his service as Mayor of Brockton.

Funeral services will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Friday, June 14th at 9:00AM. Interment will be private. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00-7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in William's name may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114


To plant a tree in memory of William G. Carpenter, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

13

Jun

3:00 PM 6/13/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home

165 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Russell & Pica Funeral Home
165 Belmont Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States

Service

Friday

14

Jun

9:00 AM 6/14/2019 9:00:00 AM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home

165 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Russell & Pica Funeral Home
165 Belmont Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...