A Stamford resident who had a passion for children and animals, Casey Lynn Carpenter, died suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at age 21.
She was born on Dec. 10, 1997, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Carpenter had a "unique personality and a big heart to match, which shined through despite her strong will." She was a voracious reader and a talented artist. "Her inner being was reflected in her work, her obituary said.
Majoring to be an art therapist, Carpenter had a "strong passion for children and animals," according to the obituary.
She is survived by her parents, mother Nicole Carpenter and her fiancé Dan Kerzner of Stamford; father Kevin P. Carpenter and his wife Eamir O'Neill Carpenter of Stamford; her brother Cole P. Carpenter, also of Stamford; and her grandparents, Gilda Blair, and Marie "Toni" and Harry P. Carpenter.
She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Melissa, Greg, Ryan, Steven, Denise, Harry, Kathy and Dana, along with their spouses, and many cousins and great-cousins.
Carpenter was predeceased by her grandfather David O. Alfert.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m.
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