Eileen Grantmyre Penny
Born In: Malden Mass.
Born: July 29th, 1925
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: March 15th, 2016
It is with profound sadness, we the family announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend to many, Eileen Grantmyre Penny, age 90, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her home.
Born in Malden, Mass. on July 29, 1925, Eileen was the daughter of the late William 'Tex' and Margaret (Grantmyre) Guy. In her younger years Eileen was an avid bowler and skater. She was a faithful and devoted member of St. Joseph Church in North Sydney and was actively involved in several committees within the parish. She was a longtime member of the senior choir, organizer for the funeral choir, a Lector and chairperson for the Liturgy Committee for many years. She was involved with the Catholic Women’s League and an Associate of the Sisters of Charity. She also volunteered with Palliative Care at the Northside General Hospital. Eileen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her only son, Wayne and daughter-in-law, Cathie Penny, Sydney and her four grandchildren, Laura (Christian), Jonathan (Darlene), Mark and Hannah; three great-grandchildren, Allie, Kate and Devon; sister-in-law, Alice Guy and a number of nieces and nephews.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Penny and an infant daughter, Geralyn; her brother, William 'Tex' Guy Jr. and her sister, Marie Reashore.
Visitation for Eileen will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund or Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.