Bob was a proud Teamster truck driver for 32 years before moving to Venice from Trumbull, CT. He was a decorated WWII Navy Veteran. He fought in the Asian Conflict and served on the USS Curtis.
He leaves behind his daughters, Barbara Jean Lucas of Trumbull, CT and Laurie Ann Carpenter (Dan Sears) of Orange, CT; sons Lawrence Carpenter of Anaheim, CA, and William Joseph Carpenter of Bridgeport, CT; brothers Kenneth (Donna) Carpenter of Wethersfield, CT and James (Judy) Carpenter of Lake Worth, FL; sister Joan Carpenter of Bridgeport, CT; grandchildren, Robert Joseph Carpenter Jr. of North Port, FL, Amanda Lee Carpenter of Meriden, CT, Jennifer Mary Lucas of Trumbull, CT, Kristina Marie Lucas (Tim Bennett) of Seymour, CT; great grandchildren, Eli Joseph Carpenter and Georgia Ann Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob is predeceased by his wife, Mary Barbara Carpenter; son, Robert Joseph Carpenter Sr.; brothers, William and John Carpenter; mother, Juliet Hudak Carpenter; and father, William Carpenter.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a Celebration of Life at 12 p.m., at Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory, Venice Chapel 265 S. Nokomis Avenue Venice, FL.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to gf.me/u/hw9zwh for his grandson who is fighting leukemia.