Archie D. Carpentiere Jr., 86, longtime resident of Milford, NH died on June 21, 2017 at Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH.

He was born on August 30, 1930, a son of Archie D. Carpentiere Sr. and Mary S. (Paro) Carpentiere. Raised and educated in Milford, Archie was Class President and graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1948. While in school, he lettered in baseball, basketball and track. He earned his B.S. in General Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1969, received his teacher’s certification from Saint Anselm College and his MBA in Business Administration from Rivier College in 1980.

He was employed at Nashua Corporation in the late 1970’s as a purchaser and had been a student teacher at Milford Area Senior High School. In addition, he also worked at Garden Street Superette in Milford.

Archie served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1974 as a meteorologist and was honorably discharged with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. In addition, he received the Commandant’s Award from the Senior NCO Academy in 1970.

Archie was a member of the Ricciardi Hartshorn Post #23 American Legion, Milford and a member of the Air Weather Association.

He was an avid golfer, and scored two holes-in-one during his golfing “career”. He was a devout sports fan and also loved playing scrabble.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Connie S. Carpentiere; a son, John A. Carpentiere; a brother, Winston H. Carpentiere; and a sister, Jeanette “Nunnie” Stimson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carla Ann (Lorette) Carpentiere of Milford, NH; a son, David L. Carpentiere of Meredith, NH; three daughters, Deborah M. Davidson of South Carolina, Laurie J. Carpentiere of Merrimack, NH, and Kimberly A. Carpentiere of East Falmouth, MA; three grandsons, four granddaughters, three great grandsons and one great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 27th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford and will conclude with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Miflord Ambulance, 66 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055.

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