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Roger W. Carpenter

July 12, 2018

Roger W. Carpenter, of Auburn, formerly of Newton, passed away on Thursday, July 12th at Care One at Millbury. He was 98 years old. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Gardner H. and Ethel (Leach) Carpenter. Roger was a graduate of Framingham High School. Mr. Carpenter was US Army, World War II Veteran and was the recipient of the Bronze Star as well as other medals and ribbons for his service. Roger fought in the Battle of the Bulge and drove the ‘Red Ball Express”, delivering gas to General Patton’s tank units on the front lines. For 30 years, Roger worked as a floral designer at Gleason’s Flowers in Newton and Eastman Florist. A Newton resident for 50 years, he was a member of the United Parish in Auburndale and Newton VFW Post 1664. Roger was the beloved husband for 68 years of the late Dorothy (Powers) Carpenter and the loving father of Roger W., Jr. of Charlton and the late David L. Carpenter. He was the brother of the late Muriel Stirn. He is also survived by 3 grandsons. Funeral services are private with Interment with Military Honors at North Cemetery in Wayland. 

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