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Christine M. Carpenter, retired teacher of living skills, health Aug. 27, 1925 -- Oct. 25, 2008

WHEATFIELD -- Christine M. Carpenter, who taught living skills and health in the Niagara Wheatfield School District until retiring in 1993, died Saturday in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, after a brief illness. She was 83.

Born Christine Muir in Niagara Falls, she grew up in Lewiston, attending local schools. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees in education from Buffalo State Teachers College.

For 26 years, Mrs. Carpenter taught at Edward Town Middle School and Niagara Wheatfield High School.

Mrs. Carpenter was a former member of the LaSalle Yacht Club, Niagara Falls.

She was an avid bowler and participated in various local bowling leagues. In her leisure time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, porcelain doll making and golf.

Survivors include a son, Marc M.; two daughters, Lynn Seamonson and Lea Ann Lacina; and a sister, Jessie Wagner.

A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls, after prayers at 9:30 in M.J. Colucci and Son Niagara Chapel, 2730 Military Road, Town of Niagara.

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