Walter F. Carpenter, 91, passed away August 27, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born May 7, 1925, in South Royalton, VT. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elaine (Plumley) Carpenter and daughters, Susan O'Brien of Hampden and Nancy Putnam of Jeffersonville, VT, and their families. A complete obituary with service information will be published at a later date. A service of Brookings-Smith, Orono Chapel.