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Obituary: Jessie Mae Carpenter

Jessie Mae Carpenter

Jessie Mae Carpenter, formerly of Glen Cove, died on Nov. 3, 2009 at age 94 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Born in 1915 in Aiken, SC, she moved to Glen Cove, NY in 1930 where she raised two daughters, was a self-employed beautician for 57 years and spent most of her life in service to others, before relocating to Liverpool, NY, in 2005.

Jessie was predeceased by her husband Whitfield Carpenter and daughter Doris James. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Grant (Syracuse); and grandchildren, Robin Grant and Sheila Grant (Syracuse), Cheryl Grant and Gary Grant both residing in Glen Cove, Phyllis Hefner and a son-in-law, Dennis Hefner also residing in Syracuse, Fred James Jr. (California), Franklin James (Huntington Station), Kathleen Gad, Deborah James, Michele James and Carolyn James, all residing in Georgia, and Scott James who resides in Dix Hills. She also has 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grands.

Services will be held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Avenue, Glen Cove (676-1180) on Friday, Nov. 13. Reception will be at 11 a.m. Funeral services begin at noon, followed by burial at Long Island National Cemetery. For directions or information: www.dodgethomas.com.

Jessie was a giver - it was her nature to help others; generous to a fault, she couldn’t bear to see anyone suffer or go without. All whom she met fell in love with her. We feel blessed to have been a part of her life and she ours. Our hearts are truly broken at her passing.