Penny Sherwood

Penny Sherwood

October 8, 1943 - January 26, 2019
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NEWCASTLE, MAINE - Penny Sherwood passed away after a long illness on January 26, 2019.

She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Perreault and husband Chris Roark in Colorado; Matthew Perreault and wife Bonita with children Jason, Summer, Heath, John and Jarrod in Idaho; Wendy Perreault in Vermont; Jennifer Cook and children Nathaniel and Conner in Connecticut and Vermont; and Martha Bracy and husband Lloyd with children Liam and Miles in Maine.

Penny spent her early years in her beloved Bristol, Vt. These were happy times in the care of her adoring grandparents, Carroll and Marie Hartwell. She made life-long friends in Bristol whom she cared about very much for the rest of her life.

After traveling around for a few years with her parents, Albert and Rebecca Sherwood, Penny attended and graduated from Laconia High School in New Hampshire. Penny began her family in Concord, NH and later moved back to Bristol, VT. She lived and worked in Bristol for 40 years, 18 of which as the Town Clerk and Treasurer. She flourished in that role. Penny loved town politics and devoted herself to serving the town she loved so much. It was here she made some of her deepest friendships including her dear best friend Shirley Emilo.

In 2006 Penny moved to the coast of Maine. It didn’t take long for her infectious laughter and loving nature to attract new friends. She would get together with several groups of them regularly including the “Wine and Whine” ladies.

Everyone who met Penny loved her right away. She was honest, funny, stubborn, and an amazing listener. She loved a great conversation and could sit for hours with a good friend pondering everything from the weather to politics to the deeper mysteries of life.

Penny adored her children, grandchildren, and her dogs Bella and Rosa. She would have done anything for them. She made them all feel loved unconditionally and they will miss her deeply.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A reception will follow at the funeral home’s 104 Limerock reception facility. In addition, there will be a memorial service in Bristol, Vermont on May 4, 2019. Details will be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the German Shepherd Rescue of New England ( or the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841 or online at
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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday February 2, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday February 2, 2019 11:00am
    Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home
    110 Limerock Street
    Rockland, Maine 04841
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  • Reception

    Saturday February 2, 2019 |
    Saturday February 2, 2019
    104 Limerock Reception Center
    104 Limerock Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
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    Following the service.


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Marshlyn & Michael

Posted at 11:14am
Sent with love and remembrance,
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Chrissie Styles

Posted at 01:55pm
I have had the pleasure of waiting on Penny, at Maritime in Newcastle, for the past year or so..She greated the world every morning with a smile and a wonderous joy! If anyone was in a bad mood or felt down in the dumps, she was there to pick them up! Penny will be sadly missed by the Maritime Family..Our deepest condolences to her family whom she spoke of every day!
With My Deepest Sympathies,
Chrissie Styles,
Newcastle,Maritime Farms

Marilynn Lang

Posted at 03:44pm
I didn't know Penny well, but she was great friends with my Dad, Max Dumas. Penny's laugh was certainly infectious and I remember some their lively conversations! Dad missed Penny after she moved to Maine but he spoke of her often with great fondness.

Joan Cook and family

Posted at 07:36am
With Love and deepest sympathy
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Dianna Heath Palmer

Posted at 08:59pm
Wendy, Matt, and Jennifer,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope your memories of her last your lifetime and then some. God bless you all.

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