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Roberto Carpentier, age 64, of Kentwood, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016 with loved ones by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Roberto was known for his contagious smile and giving heart, always lending a hand to anyone in need.  He was loved by all who knew him.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University, he went on to have a long and successful career as a corrections officer for the State of Michigan, advancing to the rank of Sergeant. He served proudly for 23 years.

Although Roberto had many hobbies two of his favorites were fishing trips with his grandchildren at the local fishing holes in Ionia County where he lived for 24 years.  He also loved playing the guitar for hours on end; many of the photos taken were with his beloved guitar.

Roberto was an extremely proud man; he would not want tears shed after his departure but rather smiles and laughter shared while keeping his memory alive.

Roberto is preceded in death by his parents, Ramon & Jesusa Carpentier; sister, Maria De La Luz Carpentier; niece, Orisa Beth Frontiera; and great grand-son, Vincent Jay Xander Luna. Surviving is his two daughters, Angelita (James) Maxwell, and Angelina (Brian Rininger) Carpentier; grandchildren, Thomas (Elicia Calero) Jacobs, Keiri Baker, Robert (Shelby Luna) Jacobs, Sydney Eedy, Alejandro (Megan Halman) Carpentier, Ethan Eedy, Kaleb London and Jenna London; one great-grandchild, Owen James Baker-Foster; siblings, Rachel (Ramon) Dimas, Pedro (Petra) Carpentier, San Juanita Carpentier, Ramiro (Belinda) Carpentier, Ruben (Laura) Carpentier, Rosa Carpentier, Rebeca Carpentier, Dalia (Alberto) Mendez, and Ricardo (Kerri) Carpentier; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A life ended too soon, but will never be forgotten.

A visitation is from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday,  April 25, 2016 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, (One block west of Eastern Avenue), where memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m.. 

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Juan(ricky) carpentier on April 21, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Roberto Carpentier
    You were a caring and loving person you were always there when everyone needed you the most. You lived a life that was all about family and friends. Always there when needed. You definitely had a heart of gold with your laughing and caring for ones that needed you.You will be truly loved and missed.

  2. Jesse Carpentier on April 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    May you find eternal happiness and know you will be missed

  3. Isabel Dimas on April 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Tio was a amazing father, brother and a great person you ate going to be miss by everyone you love and touch. Love you tio R.I.P

  4. Raquel Dimas on April 24, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Love u brother rest in peace

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