Pennywell, Olivia M.
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Olivia M. Pennywell, 86, Caregiver
Ms. Olivia "Tootie" (Madelyn) Pennywell, 86, of New Milford, died July 4, 2014. Ms. Pennywell was born in New Milford on July 26, 1927, the daughter of the late Samuel Pennywell and Henrietta (Johnson) Peckham. She was a lifelong resident of New Milford, CT where she worked as a caregiver. At the time of her death, Olivia was the one of the oldest of the surviving Historical Schaghticoke Indians and was the Clan Mother of the Black Wolf Clan of the Historical Schaghticoke Indian Tribe.
She was predeceased by her brother, Stuart B. Pennywell. She is survived by a nephew, Keith Pennywell, a grandnephew, Shawn Pennywell, a grandniece, Natasha Pennywell, several great grand nieces and nephews and several cousins, more notably, Ms. Shirley Johnson, also of New Milford, CT.
Interment will be at Center Cemetery in New Milford, CT at the discretion of the family. Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Lillis Funeral Home
58 Bridge St New Milford, CT 06776
Published in News Times on July 13, 2014