In Memory of



Obituary for Ronald Carpenter

Ronald Edward Carpenter, 74, of Milton, FL passed away on February 27, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Marion Johnson and Ralph Carpenter, and three brothers, Randy, Pete, and Chuck Carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Capenter, three children, Cheri (Sean) Kaniper, Ryan (Hazel) Carpenter, and Tammy (Jim) Osmialowski, 12 grandchildren: Kyle, Brett (Gabbie), Justin, and Aidan Kaniper, Isabella, Christina, and Tori Carpenter, Taylor, John (Abbi), Josh, Jace, and Joe Osmialowski, his brother, Roger Carpenter, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Although Ron was born in CT, on February 16, 1950, he spent most of his childhood in Massachusetts. Ron was the second oldest of five brothers. You can just imagine the stories of mischief. He grew up in a very large and close extended family full of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Ron met his wife, Vicki, at a little amusement park called Jolly Cholly’s in North Attleboro, MA and married her shortly after. They remained in Massachusetts for ten years until they moved to Florida in 1979. Together they raised a family of three children. The family has fond memories of canoe trips, boating and skiing the Blackwater River, playing sports, playing cards, vacationing, holidays, and simply being together enjoying life. Later in life Ron celebrated his children’s marriages and was blessed with 12 grandchildren. He loved nothing more than spending family dinners and holidays surrounded by all of his grandchildren.
Ron was a man of many trades: farrier, car and insurance salesman, and a private business owner of Carpenter Siding. By far, his favorite profession was being a farrier. He had grown up in a family full of horse lovers, and that remained a passion of his. Ron also enjoyed sports, dancing, and playing his guitar. He was a huge New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He loved watching and, at times, coaching his children and grandchildren. He was the President of the Santa Rosa Athletic Association for a few years while his children were growing up. Later in life he picked up the hobby of golfing and enjoyed endless hours with his brothers, son, nephews, and friends on multiple golf courses. He was also known for some creative score keeping. Ron loved dogs, too. He loved his Wally dog (aka his best buddy) in his last years. Ron will forever be remembered as a family man who was kind, good-hearted, and loving to all. He will be greatly missed but kept in our hearts forever.
A celebration of life service will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Christ Methodist Church, 5983 Dogwood Dr., Milton, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the food pantry at Christ Methodist Church.