Joyce M. Vitali Carpenter, 76, of 570 Chamberlain Highway, Meriden, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at MidState Medical Center, Meriden. She was the wife of the late Ralph J. Carpenter. Joyce was born in Meriden on November 27, 1935; a daughter of the late George and Thelma Patreau Vitali. She had worked for Polymold for many years until her retirement and enjoyed a good meal. Beloved mother of Sherry (Edward) Smith of South Meriden, Scott (Nikki) Carpenter of Hephzibah, Georgia, Todd Carpenter of Meriden, Tammy Carpenter of Meriden and Eric (Shelley) Carpenter of East Hampton. Loving grandmother of Joseph (Tamarah) Smith, Kevin (Alicia) Smith, Craig Smith, Tiffany (Garrett) Koppes, Ava Brooke Carpenter, Blair Rhoden and Taylor Perez. Loving Great –Grandmother of Logan, Avery and Isabelle Smith. Predeceased by a brother George Vitali and a sister Zellis St. Arnauld.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Funeral Service on Monday morning at 10:15 in the Center Cemetery on Elm Street in North Haven. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Haven, Inc., Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473