William H. Carpenter III

William H. Carpenter III, age 59, a longtime resident of Milford and beloved husband of Sheryl Carpenter, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Son of the late William and Marie Carpenter, he was born on Dec. 7, 1953 in New Haven.

Owner of two businesses in Milford, Carp Energy and Carp Building Structures, Inc., he was an avid participant in recreational sports within the city, particularly softball and football.

He was an enthusiastic sponsor of recreational sports and greatly enjoyed singing karaoke. Later on, he became a dedicated freshwater bass fisherman.

Besides his wife, Sheryl, he is survived by two daughters, Casey and Alisabeth, and a son, Michael Suppe; and his older brother, Anthony “Chip” Carpenter and his wife, Diane Thompson of Sandy Hook.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at St Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends and family may call Friday, Jan. 11, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation - CT Chapter, 126 Monroe Tpke, Trumbull, CT 06477.

Online condolences: codywhitefuneralservice.com.