2011-01-06 / Obituaries


Thelma W. Penny, age 85, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, died in the very same home where she was born, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 30, 2010.

Mrs. Penny was born on November 8, 1925 in Croton Falls, to Kenneth L. and Hazel (Purdy) Woodcock. She graduated from Purdy’s High School and attended Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers, NY, Oneonta State University and Western Connecticut State University. Mrs. Penny had received a bachelor’s degree in education, as well as, becoming a nurse.

Mrs. Penny married Edward H. Penny on March 1, 1945, in Croton Falls. Mr. Penny died March 6, 1996.

Mrs. Penny was both a nurse and teacher for the Somers Central School District, Somers, NY, having worked for 20 years before retiring in 1986.

Mrs. Penny was a member of the Somers Faculty Association, the Board of Trustees of the Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, the Croton Falls Presbyterian Church and the North Salem Senior Citizens. She was also an avid golfer.

Mrs. Penny is survived by her three children, John ‘Fred’ Penny of Albin, WY, James Penny of Croton Falls and Thea Daday (Russell) of Brewster, NY; a brother, Frederic Woodcock of Scottsville, VA; and a sister, Lila Hall of Ooltewah, TN; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Penny of Millerton, NY; six grandchildren, John C. Penny, James E. Penny (Rachel), Jacklyn Penny, Alura Penny, Alison Daday and Amy Daday; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her two sons, Edward L. Penny and Arthur Penny.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 6, 2010, at 10am at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Thelma’s memory to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam Inc., Development Department, 540 White Plains Rd., Ste 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591-9908.

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