Thelma L. (nee Leith) Carpenter, 102, of Buffalo
Thelma L. (nee Leith) Carpenter on Oct. 18, 2016, at the age of 102. Wife of the late Fred P. Carpenter; mother of Jeannine B. Hill and Marilyn A. Collier; also survived by six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Thelma and Fred spent 50 years of married life in Kingston. N.Y. After Fred’s retirement from Key Bank (formerly Kingston Trust Company), they moved to Palm Beach County in Florida.
Thelma was an accomplished pianist and organist who frequently played at Eastern Star Amaranth and local churches. She was most recently a resident of Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Buffalo, N.Y., so she could be closer to her daughter Marilyn.
On Jan. 5, 2017, she would have been 103.
Private burial was held at Montrepose Cemetery.