Marie Alice Carpenter, 94, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Fahrney-Keedy in Boonsboro, MD. Born December 11, 1928 in Swoyersville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Boyle.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Roland Carpenter, who passed away in 1996.
Marie loved her animals, especially her poodles, Maybeline and Nellie. She enjoyed baking pies, cookies, and cakes. She loved to travel with her husband, and several other couples, especially trips to Los Vegas.
Marie worked as a corporate secretary at Henson Aviation from 1961-1991, and as a private secretary to Richard Henson for over 30 years.
She was a member of the American Legion Dixon-Troxell Post 211 in Funkstown where her cakes were enjoyed by the members. She was also a member of the Ladies of the Elks Lodge 378, AARP, and Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.
Marie is survived by her son, Edward L. Buchanan IV and wife, Anita of Chambersburg, PA; grandchildren, Jeffrey Buchanan and wife, Lynda, of Plant City, FL, and Danielle “Dani” Buchanan of Arlington, VA; great-grandson, Jeffrey Buchanan II and wife, Ashleigh; and great-great-grandchildren, Karleigh and Wyatt Buchanan.
There will be no viewing, and the family will have a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville, MD 21767.