John Clifford Carpenter

John Clifford Carpenter

John Clifford Carpenter


            Cliff, as he was known by his family and friends, died suddenly Monday October 14, 2019 of an apparent heart attack.  It had been a lovely weekend and a great morning.  He was at work, doing what he took great pride in, being an accountant for Monument Farms.  He honestly felt that he had the best job working for the finest family.  He wouldn’t have traded it for anything.

            Beyond work, Cliff’s true love was the sea.  Messing about in his kayak…building paddles for his friends, and paddling out on the ocean…or on any other body of water.. made him glow from head to toe.   It fed his spirit and calmed his mind.  Accordly, his ashes will be spread on the ocean in Maine as he wanted.

            Cliff was dearly loved.  He is survived by his sister, Sheri Malick and her daughter Stephany, and by his wife Patricia Carpenter, who adored him beyond reason.

            To send online condolences to his family please visit

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Jan Murray
4 years ago

We will miss you Cliff. You were our favorite kayaking buddy. I will cherish the paddle you made for me and think of you each time I use it.

Gone too soon. I will keep you in my thoughts and send a memory your way to keep you company on your journey.

It was a pleasure to have known you.

My sincere condolences to Pat and Cliff’s family.

Rest in peace.

Dawn Shepard
4 years ago

very sorry for your loss, I was aquainted with Cliff through seeing him at Monument farms
he always made a point of looking up from his work at hand and asking about my day
the last time I spoke with him was at the quilt festival on last Saturday when Jean and I were there
he will be missed ,sincerely Dawn Shepard

Dorothy Tod
4 years ago

Glowing in his boat..paddling in the light.

Dorothy Tod
4 years ago

Cliff, glowing in his boat, paddling in the light….much in my thoughts.

Christine McClain
4 years ago

Oh Pat, I’m so sorry. What a sweet sweet fellow he was.

Jennifer Kaufman
4 years ago

It was a privilege to have met Cliff, even if only in one small capacity and for a few short years. I will miss his dry wit and sarcasm and his intelligent curiosity. So sorry that he had to leave so soon.

Krista Cadieux & Craig Parks
4 years ago

Pat, we are so sorry to hear the news. We will miss Cliff in the neighborhood. He was always smiling. If there’s anything we can do for you, please let us know. We are very near. We will be thinking of you and your family.

Kelly Giard
4 years ago

Pat, I was so upset to hear of Cliff’s sudden passing. I first met him at Middlebury Vending 27 years ago – and it seems like it was yesterday. I enjoyed catching up with him whenever I went to Monument Farms. He certainly was a unique man and will be missed.

Michele McHugh
4 years ago

Dear Pat, I am in shock. You take care and hold on to your friends and family. Cliff was such a nice guy. It’s been years since he played flute with Midd Winds but I especially remember his kindness and humor. With love, Michele

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