Alice M. Carpenter


Brewer - Alice Mary Parker Carpenter of Brewer, Maine, beloved wife of John C. Carpenter Sr., passed away peacefully on August 11, 2019, in Cape Coral, Florida, at the age of 104.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, beloved by her entire family. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on May 15, 1915, she was the daughter of George C. and Lillian B. Parker, Alice graduated from Brewer High School in 1934. She would later go on to attend and graduate from the Eastern Academy of Beauty Culture of Bangor, later working out of her home as a beautician. She married John Carpenter Sr. on May 15, 1936. Any who were in the presence of John and Alice during their 70 years of marriage knew they were in the presence of true love. The couple would go on to have three children, as well as countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice was an artistic soul, with great talent in music and painting. She loved singing and playing the organ, and was a member of both the First United Methodist Church Choir and the Bangor Choral Society for many years. She also studied watercolor and oil painting, and generously shared her paintings with family, friends as well as the Brewer Historical Society, the Brewer Library and her Church. Alice continued to paint into her nineties, and her husband, John, was her biggest fan.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Carpenter Sr.; her daughter, Sandra Travis; and her son-in-law, Paul Travis Sr. She is survived by her sons, John Carpenter Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Holden and Stephen Carpenter and his wife, Katherine, of Gray; her grandchildren, Paul Travis Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Durham, NC, Peter Travis of Williamsburg, VA, Timothy Travis and his wife, Virginia, of Richmond, VA, Joanie Pooler of Levant and Erin Gagnon and her husband, Matthew ,of Yarmouth; great-grandchildren, Justin Travis and his wife, Leah, of Chapel Hill, NC, Heaven Rogerson of Niceville, FL, Michael Travis of Richmond, VA, Alec, Owen, Aimee and Madlyn Gagnon of Yarmouth and Landon Pooler of Levant; great-great-grandchildren, Ainsley and Adalyn Travis of Chapel Hill, NC; and a dear friend, Helen Carpenter of Bangor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice's memory to the First United Methodist Church in Brewer, Maine. Arrangements trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer. and messages and memories may be shared at
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Ashley Rowe
Aug 19, 2019
I never had the pleasure of meeting Alice when I bought her and Johns home on Madison ave.
I have heard many stories from surrounding neighbors and had a glimpse of the way they lived and raised a family in this well-built and maintained 1958 home. I had a chance to see many of Alices paintings as well as the tools John used to make all of her canvases.
I have made a great deal of changes to the home in the last 10 years in order to preserve its beauty for years to come. I hope to raise my son into adulthood in this home and continue to live here as long as the Carpenters did. I have attached a few pictures for the family who grew up here.
My condolences to all the family sorry for y
...our loss.

-Ashley Rowe
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Larry T Doughty
Aug 18, 2019
Steve and family. Sorry for your loss. Best
Joy Royal-Nevers
Aug 16, 2019
I remember growing up attending the Brewer First United Methodist Church singing in the choir loft and watching Alice singing with us from her pew. Beautiful lady with a wonderful voice.