Helen Mary Pennell
Helen Mary Pennell
  • September 9, 1925 - May 12, 2017
  • Brattleboro, Vermont

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Helen M. Pennell, 91 of Brattleboro, VT passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Thompson House in Brattleboro. She was born in Newfane, VT on September 9, 1925; the daughter of the late Millard and Pearl (Daniells) Martin.
Helen was a lifelong area resident, and was educated in the local school system. She was employed as a Shop Worker at Book Press for many years. Helen was a member of the Eagles and the Pocahontas Clubs in Brattleboro. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, baking, and taking bus trips with her good friends, Mary Akley and Marion Ackley.
Helen is predeceased by her husband; Guy Pennell, Sr. in 1971; a son, Guy Pennell, Jr.; a brother, Joseph Martin; and two sisters, Luetta Holden and Frances Bell.
She is survived by two grandsons, Guy Pennell, III of Mt. Juliet, TN and Jimmy Pennell and his wife Pamela of Brattleboro; a brother, Millard Martin of Newfane, VT; seven great grandchildren, Guy Pennell IV, Hunter D. Pennell, Kaylah Wyckoff, Trevor Rose, Rebecca Pennell, Rachel Pennell and Megan Pennell; 3 great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Graveside Service will be celebrated on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfane, VT. A reception will follow at the Baptist Church of West Brattleboro, 979 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT. The KER-WESTERLUND FUNERAL HOME, 57 High St., Brattleboro, VT is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thompson House, 80 Maple St, Brattleboro, VT 05301.