PHOENIX, NY – Selena D. “Marietta” Carpenter, 91, a resident of Phoenix, NY, for 58 years, passed away peacefully at home, with her loving family by her side, on Sunday April 22, 2012.
Born in Newton Grove, NC, to her late parents, Nancy S. (Rackley) and Freddie Faulton Daughtry in 1921.
During World War II, she worked as a mechanic and a manager of the PX at Seymour Johnson Air Field, AFB, Goldsboro, NC; Bristol Labs, and the YMCA, Syracuse; the Fire Call Center for the village of Phoenix.
Marietta was a member of the Phoenix United Methodist Church, as well as the U. M. Women and Sunshine Club; the Silver Rebecca Lodge #229 of Mexico.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard J. Carpenter on March 22, 1982; three brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are her four sons and one daughter, Herbert F. (Roseann) Carpenter of East Williston, NY, Paul D. Carpenter of Syracuse, Nancy A. (Patrick) Finn of Reno, Nev., William C. (Chailai) Carpenter of Fulton and Richard F. (Janet) Carpenter of Cicero; seven grandchildren, Jeff, Heather, Jeremy, Jesse, Evan, Roseann and Emily; eight great-grand
children, Tyler, Willy, Trey, Bri, Rissy, Mia, Kiki, Deags; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with the Rev. Joseph Kim officiating.
Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home, 431 Main St.
Contributions in lieu of flowers: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or Meals on Wheels Oswego County.