Esther Rose Carpenter (Pelino), age 80, of Westerville, Ohio passed away at home surrounded by family on Monday, March 7, 2016. Esther’s special talents included being a cake decorator and designer for 37 years and a loving babysitter to countless children for 35 years. A beloved mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill Carpenter; parents, Eugene and Mary Pelino; brothers, Vincent and Anthony Pelino; sister, Violet Jean Pelino. Survived by her son, Bill (Misty) Carpenter; daughters, Jennifer Carpenter and Becky (John) Noeth; grandchildren, Sean, Matthew, Ross and Jacob; sister, Jane (Nick) Albanese; sister-in-law, Joann Pelino; godchildren, Eugene Pelino and Doreen Marzluf as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville on Wednesday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 10th at St. Matthias Church 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus, OH 43224. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice 6150 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213.
Ken and Mary Brandol - Mar 9, 2016
We have only met a few times in passing, but I knew your mother through Joann and Vince. When I last saw her at Vince’s showing, We hugged each other and smiled through the tears. I can give you no better advice than to remember the good times and eventually you will be able to smile through your sorrow.
Anita Pelino - Mar 9, 2016
My dear cousins:
I wish I could take away all the pain you are suffering now and have been suffering since Aunt Esther’s health problems began so long ago.
It may make the pain sharper right now, but in my experience when I lost my Dad, the beautiful and loving memories you shared with your Mom will eventually help comfort you in a bittersweet way.
I always think of the Garth Brooks song, “The Dance” where he sings of wishing he could have missed the pain in his relationship, but knowing then he would also have had to miss “the dance” (all the good times he shared with his loved one). I guess our lives here on earth are meant to be filled with both sorrow and joy, for you really can’t have one without the other in this life.
What a blessing to know this life is not the end for Aunt Esther, it is the beginning of a better life for her. A life where she has no pain. A life where she will “renew her strength. Where she will soar on wings like eagles; where she will run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint.” A life where she is reunited with all her loved ones who went before her and who she has missed so much. And a life where she will be waiting for you with open arms when it’s time for you to come home to her.
May God greatly bless and comfort you as only He can during these difficult days.
With All My Love,