O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Gertrude Carpenter

Mrs. Gertrude Carpenter, age 84, of Eden Heights, Olean, New York, formerly of Hillview Manor, Salamanca, New York, died Wednesday morning, June 15, 2011 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York.

Born on October 28, 1926, in Salamanca, New York she was the daughter of the late Harold and Lillian Barnes. She was married in Hornell, New York, on July 4, 1945, to Mr. Burtis R. Carpenter who predeceased her on March 25, 1994.

Mrs. Carpenter was employed at Signore Inc. in Ellicottville, New York for 10 years.

She was a member of the former Koinonia Christian Church, Salamanca, New York.

Surviving are: a daughter, Sandra (Tim) Jackson, Salamanca, New York; a son, Burt (Darlene) Carpenter, Salamanca, New York; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by 2 daughters, Kathleen Peters, Anne Marie Ervin; a great granddaughter, Chelsie Green, two brothers, Harold Barnes, and James Barnes.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 5-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Women & Children's Hospital, Buffalo, New York, or the American Cancer Society.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.