Mary Ellen Penney
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Mary Ellen Penney
An intelligent, captivating and erudite young woman, Mary worked in Boston after college for the fledgling Polaroid Land Camera Company and practiced that emerging photographic technology on her relatives and at the ancestral family farm Broadacres in northern New Hampshire.
She became school librarian at the former Sanborn Seminary (now Sanborn Regional School) in Kingston in 1963 and received a Masters in Library Science from UNH in 1969. After 32 years of service to Sanborn Seminary, Mary retired and became librarian at the Nichols Public Library in Kingston.
She leaves behind a son, John Duncan Edgar of Kingston and Florida and his companion Kara; grandson Austin Edgar and his wife Heather and son Kaden, and grandson Cody Edgar, all of Florida; two brothers J. Peter Penney of Clovis, N.M. and Christopher R. Penney and wife Jane of Goffstown, N.H. and many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and friends who loved her greatly. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Effie Penney and siblings David Penney, Francis Penney, Gordon Penney, James Penney and Susan Penney Martel in addition to her former husband Robert Edgar.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify as Mary Penney-Broadacres Farm.
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