Virginia C. (Boulger) Pettengill
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formerly of Lowell and Hampton Beach, NH
DRACUT -- Virginia C. (Boulger) Pettengill, 91, of Dracut, but formerly of Lowell and Hampton Beach, NH, died Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of the late Warren M. Pettengill, Jr. who died March 20, 2007
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 19, 1919, the daughter of the late John B. and the late Katherine (Collins) Boulger, she attended St. Michael's Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1937. She continued her education at the Boston School of Dramatics.
A friend, volunteer and tireless supporter of many religious and charitable organizations Mrs. Pettengill dedicated her life to the pursuit of helping others. She was a Life Member of the Holy Rosary Sodality, the Legion of Mary and the Lowell Oblate Club.
A Board member of the Guild of the Infant Savior, she was also a Past President of the Girls Officer's Alumnae.
A member of the Friends of St. John's Nursing Home and the League of Catholic Women, she was also a Life member of the former Ladies of St. John's Hospital and the Saints Memorial Auxiliary.
In addition, Mrs. Pettengill served as a volunteer for many years at the Saints Memorial Gift Shop.
She also helped start the Immaculate Conception School Library where she served as Librarian for over ten years as a volunteer.
A communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church for most of her life, she most recently was attending St. Francis Church in Dracut.
Mrs. Pettengill is survived by a daughter Katherine C. Pettengill-Facendola and her husband Philip of Dracut; four grandsons John W. Facendola, Warren T. Facendola, Patrick C. Facendola and Philip M. Facendola all of Dracut; a granddaughter Olivia T. Facendola of Dracut; several nieces and nephews.
She was also the grandmother of the late Virginia T. Facendola.
PETTENGILL -- In Dracut, December 19, 2010, at home, Virginia C. (Boulger) Pettengill of Dracut, wife of the late Warren M. Pettengill, Jr. Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Thursday morning at 9 o'clock followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH in DRACUT at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Oblate Novitiate, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876 or the St. Francis Church Building Fund, 115 Wheeler Rd., Dracut., MA 01826. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 21, 2010