I am sad to report the passing of my friend, Lauren Carpinelli.
Lauren was involved in county politics for over 40 years. He served as Chairman of the City of Kingston Conservative Party for decades. He was also well known for being the chef at the annual George Washington Day Dinner at the Old Dutch Church. He could really cook that roast beef.
He was a member of Kiwanis, a Commissioner on the Board of Public Works, and was even a scout master. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps serving two tours of duty in the Vietnam War.
Many people knew Lauren as an Electrician and Plumber. He owned and operated Carpinelli Plumbing and Electric on Hazel Street.
Lauren was married to Elizabeth for 38 years, and had two daughters, Lisa and Megan. Also surviving are two brothers: Bernard and Michael.
What I will remember most about Lauren was his booming laugh. He was a great guy.