Patrice Carman, 56, Owned At Your Service ChemDry

patrice_carmanPatrice Carman, 56, of Plaistow, N.H., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, June 23.

Carman was born in Boston, Aug. 27, 1959. to Mary Jane (Monaghan) Todesco and the late Joseph Carman. She grew up in Wellesley and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1977. She received her bachelor's degree from Regis College and went on to obtain her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in 1989. She was the owner and operator of At Your Service ChemDry, servicing customers across the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire areas for the past 26 years. Carman was a dedicated equestrian and competitor and was known as the barn aunt to many generations of young riders that passed through the arena doors over the years. Most days she would arrive at Senator Bell Farm, Chester, N.H., early. She loved that quiet time most, when she would walk her dog Quattro through the fields and woods before she rode her horse, Charlie. She was an active competitor and belonged to numerous equestrian associations throughout New England, often volunteering her time to support the sport of riding. Carman was also a passionate Boston sports fan. When a game was on, she was either in attendance or settled down at the television in plenty of time to catch every minute! She enjoyed cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots, with her brothers Michael and Tim, along with their children.

Carman is survived by her mother Mary Jane Todesco of Green Valley, Ariz.; brothers Michael Carman and his wife Robin of Framingham and Tim Carman of Clinton; nieces Kaitlin, Molly and Faith; horse Charlie; dog Quattro; and many close friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life Monday, July 11, at  Tuscan Kitchen Restaurant, Salem, N.H., from 5 to 8 p.m., with a special remembrance at 6. A scholarship fund has been established in her name for young equestrians pursuing higher education. Donations may be made to NHHJA - Patrice Scholarship, c/o Sharon Jackson, 9 Spring St., Pelham, N.H. 03076, or to a charity of your choice on behalf of Carman's memory.