MANCHESTER - Leona "Lee" Marion Fennelly, née Greenyer, 84, of Manchester, passed away on March 4, 2013, in Manchester, after a lengthy illness.
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She was born June 21, 1928, in Malden, Mass., daughter of the late Edwin Greenyer and Leona (Merriman) McQuade.
She was predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years, William A. Fennelly and by her sister Ethel Norwood of Bath, Maine.
Lee was raised and resided for most of her adult life in Reading, Mass. She was a working woman long before it became a societal norm. After Lee and her husband Bill retired, they purchased Lindy's Country Store in Brentwood, which they ran together for more than a decade.
Lee will best be remembered by all who knew her for her vibrant personality, her unique sense of humor and her generosity of both spirit and deed.
She is survived by her sister, Majorie Marr of Bath, Maine, and by her brother and sister-in-law Edwin (Ted) and Lucy Greenyer of Reading, Mass. Numerous nieces, nephews and their offspring also survive her. Lee also leaves behind her two daughters, Cynthia L. Fennelly of Manchester and Kathleen A. Fennelly of Epping, as well as her son-in-law Lawrence J. Bryer of Epping; her granddaughters, Kate L. Fennelly of Connecticut, Anne L. Chesterly of Manchester, Beth I. Worcester and her husband, Brad Worcester of Allenstown; two great-grandsons Caleb and Domenick Earl of Manchester, and her lifelong best friend Maryann Tallichet presently residing in North Carolina.
SERVICES: A visiting hour will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter.
A memorial service will follow on Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Private burial will be in the Brentwood Cemetery, Brentwood.
No flowers please. Donations to your local food bank in her name would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com Brewitt Funeral Service & Crematory 14 Pine St. Exeter, 03833 603-772-3554 www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
Brewitt Funeral Home
14 Pine Street Exeter, NH 03833
Published in Union Leader on May 13, 2013