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Alan J. Carpenter

December 5, 1965 ~ June 16, 2019 (age 53)

Alan Jeffrey Carpenter, 53, of Mansfield, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, after a long fight against lung cancer. He was born in Manchester, the son of Don and Maude (Wilson) Carpenter. Alan grew up in Bolton and attended Bolton Elementary, Center and High Schools, graduating in 1984. He lived in and around Manchester most of his life with a brief stint in San Francisco, CA.

He worked a seemingly random series of jobs throughout his life, primarily focusing on the information technology field in the insurance industry. He was most proud of the work he did for the Chronicle, a Willimantic CT based local newspaper where he was known to do everything from delivery to managing the business office and managing the IT department. He felt he made a real difference there.

Alan was an avid music fan and at times throughout the years he found occasional work as a singer and performer in various night clubs. He enjoyed playing harmonica, piano, organ and singing. When he found time, he enjoyed creating home-based recordings. Alan was proud of his longtime friendship and association with the band “Hardwood” and his many, many performances with them.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his longtime love of 23 years, Lisa Touloumjian, of Mansfield, formerly of Coventry, his brother Keith Carpenter of CA; sister Sharon Fish of Manchester, sister Rosemary Johnson and her husband Rod of Manchester, sister Carol Carpenter of Chester, sister Jean Carpenter of Ellington as well as his nieces and nephews Kristin Freund, Michael Carpenter, Duwayne Turner, Linnea Johnson, Brian Carpenter and Sou, great-nephew Khane, Kyle Johnson, Deonnedre Jones and Danisa Jones. He was predeceased by his father and brother David Carpenter.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will take place at the convenience of his family in East Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396. To leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Shriner's Children's Hospital
516 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104
Tel: 1-413-787-2000

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