October 13, 2017
Born in Falls Village, CT
Resided in Athens, NY
He was born in Falls Village, CT, a son of the late James H. and Myrtle Lent Penney. He married Ellen M. White and lived in Athens for many years. James was the oldest member of Local 190, Albany. He worked as a construction foreman throughout the area. A member and former Vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Loving husband of 64 years to Ellen White Penney, father of Carol Reilly (Raymond) of Florida and James H. Penny III (Kelly) of Georgia; grandfather of David and Robert Fingar, Catherine Reilly, Kristina Forstbauer and James H. Penney IV, brother of Edwina Sabatino of Saugerties, Barbara Bradford of Virginia, Raymond Penney of Florida and the late Donald Penney, eight great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The Liturgy for the Burial of the Dead will be conducted on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 50 William St., Catskill. Rev. Martin Yost will officiate. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com. Arrangements by Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill.
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Catskill, NY 12414