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Eleanor A. Penney
January 18, 2020


WOLFEBORO---- Eleanor Ann Penney, 88, of Clipper Drive, died on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Wolfeboro Bay Center, Wolfeboro.

Eleanor was born on August 3, 1931 in Melrose, MA, daughter of the late Leo J. Worcester and Marie F. (Scanlon) Churchill.

Eleanor worked for many years for the Rockingham Visiting Nurses Association in Derry, NH before moving to Gilford, NH where she also worked for the Alton/Wolfeboro Visiting Nurses. Her passion was caring for others, which she did for decades.

Eleanor was a very talented artist and loved making all sorts of crafts. She participated in craft fairs throughout New Hampshire selling her sought-after “Elderberry Jelly” and “Piccalilli.”

Eleanor is survived by four children and their spouses, nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren: Gail Gilbert and her children Nicole - children Payton and Ian; Amy - children Alexandria, Carter, Noah and Emme; Wynette DeGroot and her husband, John and their children Adam, Corey, Melissa - children Tessa and Cody; Jill Slack and her husband Nate and her children; Derrick children - Danica, Drake and Rayna; Timothy child – Nolan; and Angie and her child Oliver; Jay Penney and his son, Austin; a sister, Cynthia (Churchill) Cable of Kittery, ME and New Bern, NC; and a half-sister, Jodi Herook in Englewood, Fl. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, James E. Penney.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish the family suggests memorial contributions in Eleanor’s name may be made to the hospice services of one’s choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to

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Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246