PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Elrie H. Carpenter, 77, passed away Sept. 13, 2006, at Tide-Well Hospice & Pall-iative Care, in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Bangor, to Ralph E. and Elsie (Holmes) Carpenter. He graduated from Brewer High School in 1947, Rochester Institute of Technology in 1949 and Wayne State University, Detroit in 1960. During 1951-1953, he served in the U.S. Air Force, both in the United States and Korea. He was employed several years by Ansco Division of General Aniline and Film Corp. as a sales representative for professional productions. He returned to Maine in 1964 and joined the Knowles Co. of Northeast Harbor, in real estate appraisal. In 1972, he was employed by the Bangor office of HUD-FHA, later transferring to their Manchester, N.H., office. In 1983, he joined a mortgage company in New Hampshire. In 1989, he joining the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., in Massachusetts, as an investigator/financial analyst. In August 1994, he retired from the FDIC Orlando, Fla., field office and moved, with his wife, Janice to Port Charlotte, Fla., to be near her daughter, Linda and her husband, Michael McNally. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lisa and her husband, Thomas Ouellette, of Vernon, Conn., Lynn Jones of Bangor, and Laurie and her husband, James Rose, of Orono; and four grandchildren, Angus and Cameron Rose, Dana and Nathan Ouellette. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Port Charlotte, Fla.