Vietnam Veteran

John Carpenter III, of Ware, MA died July 18th, 2020. He was pre-deceased by his devoted and loving wife Joanne (Sporbert) of 49 years in 2015. John is survived by his daughters, Amy Miarecki and her husband Brian of West Brookfield and Heather Bridges and her husband Scott of Warren, as well as Chris Deslauriers and his wife Anita from Greensboro, NC who was like a son to him. John was born in Springfield, son of the late George and Dorothy (Lapine) Carpenter. “Papa” also leaves four grandchildren, Mikaela, Abby and Alex Bridges and Molly Miarecki; his siblings, Kathy Delanski and Ken Carpenter of West Warren and Jim Carpenter of CA, plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. John grew up in Belchertown, graduating in 1964. He worked for his parents at the Warren Cash Market. He was drafted into the Army, serving in Vietnam. He worked for the William E. Wright Co. for 18 years. While at Wright’s he attended night classes at WNEC graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in business. John then bought the Emmanuel Roth Co. in New Jersey, which he owned and operated for 5 years. He also owned and operated Charlton Mills for over 20 years retiring in 2011. John was a longtime member of The United Church of Ware, serving on the board of trustees and finance committee. He belonged to the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed singing with the church choir and Brimfield Area Master Singers (BAMS) for many years.