Mary F. Carpenter, 81, of Great Barrington

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By Monday, Oct 9 Obituaries

Mary F. Carpenter 81 of Great Barrington, Mass., died Sunday October 8, 2017 at Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Pittsfield on February 22, 1936 daughter of Gelindo and Rosa Pellizzari Dalmaso. She lived in West Stockbridge and attended local schools,

Mary left high school in 1951 after the death of her mother to raise her four siblings. She worked as a retail clerk for over 40 years working at the former Zayre, and Ames department stores, and most recently at Rite Aid, Great Barrington. She had also worked as a house cleaner in West Stockbridge, and a cook at the Pine Tree Inn.

Mary was a communicant at St. Peter’s Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, trips to Fox Woods, and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots Fan.

Mary leaves her brother Francis and his wife Beverly of Great Barrington, two sisters, Lena Ostrander of Great Barrington, and Louise Dean of Connecticut; a sister-in-law Yvonne Dalmaso, and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Jeffrey Allen, one sister Alele, and one brother Anthony “Tony” Dalmaso.

Funeral services for Mary F. Carpenter, who died October 8, will be held on Thursday October 12, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Church, with the Rev. William P. Murphy, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 11, from 4-7 p.m. at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Mary’s name may be made to the Parkinson Association in care of the funeral home at 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through

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