DEDHAM – Richard Alan Carpenter, 60, passed away peacefully July 15, 2008, at a Bangor hospital. Richard was born March 3, 1948, in Ellsworth, the son of Phillip L. and Abbie (Grant) Carpenter. Richard was in the Army and served in the Korean War. He spent the majority of his life as a self-employed handyman doing carpentry work, mowing, snow blowing and various other tasks. He owned a saw sharpening service, and picked strawberries and blueberries. He will be sadly missed by the townspeople of Holden and Dedham, as they always knew they could call him for anything and know the job would get done. Richard was a lifelong member of the Handyman Association, as well as the North American Fishing Club, as he loved the outdoors. Richard is survived by his mother, Abbie (Grant) Carpenter; brothers, Phillip Carpenter and Anna of Holden, David Carpenter and wife, Nancy, of Winterport, and Galen Carpenter of Bangor; sisters, Jean Boynton of Dedham, Karen Quimby of Bangor, and Toni Parsons and husband, William, of Citra, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and his K-9 pal, Smokee. Richard was predeceased by his father, Phillip Carpenter; his wife, Linda (Stiles) Carpenter; and a brother, Vernard Carpenter. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, services will be private at Sandy Point Cemetery, Sandy Point. Arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden.