NEWBURGH – Lloyd S. Simpson Jr., 46, died April 12, 2008, in Stratford, Conn. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., to Anita Simpson Soltis and the late Lloyd Simpson Sr. He spent his younger years in Connecticut and lived most of his adult life in Maine. He was a master carpenter and a licensed electrician who had a passion for gardening and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his mother, Anita Soltis of Stratford, Conn.; one son, Jeremy Scripture of Maine; one daughter, Julia Simpson of Maine; two brothers, Jeffrey Simpson of Pennsylvania and Douglas Simpson of Stratford, Conn.; five sisters, Debra Morrisroe and her husband, Brian, of Milford, Conn., Kathleen Simpson of Milford, Conn., Pamela Simpson of Maine, Caron Simpson of Niantic, Conn., and Tanya Soltis of Maine; several nieces and nephews; and those he was especially close to, Patrick and Erin Morrisroe and Ryan and Jared Simpson. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Friday at Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main St., Stratford, Conn.