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Stephen Abbott CarpenterAge: 52 years19682021

Stephen Abbott Carpenter
Birth June 1, 1968
Death of a paternal grandmotherDorothy Sauer
January 7, 2010 (Age 41 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Louis Pachowsky
2010 (Age 41 years)

Death May 23, 2021 (Age 52 years)

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Stephen Abbott Carpenter, 52, died on Sunday May 23rd after a battle with cancer.

Stephen was born on June 1, 1968 in Minneapolis MN, but considered Maine his childhood home, spending most summers there until his family returned to the state permanently in 1977. He attended Waynflete School in Portland, ME and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where he graduated with a B.S. in Decision Sciences and a permanent love of coffee.

A self-described wanderer, Stephen recently noted he had lived in 25 places by the time he was 27. 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 MA, and in 2011 had twin sons, Aaron and Michael. After their birth, Stephen made it his life’s mission to provide his sons with as many adventures as possible, both far away and right in their own neighborhood.

Stephen loved travel, interesting food, bicycling, quiet time with his family, and the Boston Celtics. His friends and family will always remember his deep baritone voice, his joking nature, and his love of ordering the strangest thing on any menu.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Jennifer Moniz Carpenter and his two sons, Aaron Christopher and Michael Quinn Carpenter, of Plymouth, MA; his parents Stephen Sparrell Carpenter and Janice Pachowsky Carpenter of Portland, ME; his sister Katherine Carpenter, her husband Roo Dunn, and their children Riley and Josephine Dunn, of Bath, ME; his father- and mother-in-law Lawrence and Theresa Moniz of Raynham, MA; his brother- and sister-in-law Matthew Moniz and Betsy Gillis of Hopkinton, MA; loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, and beloved friends too numerous to count.

Visiting hours with the family will be held on June 6 between 12PM and 2PM at Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home 373 Court Street North Plymouth (near Cordage Park) followed by a Memorial Service at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Friends of Dana Farber or the South Shore Community Action Council Food Bank. Online guest book please visit