Pamela "Penny" McQueeney

April 26, 1951October 6, 2018
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Pamela "Penny" Catri McQueeney, 67, of Killingworth, beloved wife of George McQueeney , passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Middlesex Hospital. Penny was born on April 26, 1951 in Rahway NJ and was the daughter of Palma DeRuosi Catri of Killingworth and of the late Wesley J. Catri.

Penny was a graduate of St. Leo University in Florida Class of ’73, where she met her husband George. She was a sales associate for East River Energy Company in Guilford for over 20 years. Penny enjoyed cooking and gardening, loved listening to music and traveled extensively with her husband and family. She also loved to entertain and throw parties.

Besides her mother, Palma and husband George of 45 years, she is survived by her two daughters; Taragh McQueeney and her partner William McDonald of Eureka, CA and Jennifer McQueeney of Killingworth. A grandson Eric McQueeney of Killingworth. She is survived by four siblings; Wesley Catri of FL, Robin Werner(Wes) of NY, Brian Catri (Anne Marie) of NJ and Nancy Catri of NY and her faithful dog Bailey. Also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law Katie Catri.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 11th from 4 - 7 PM at the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT. Funeral Service will be Friday, October 12th at 11 AM at the Swan Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Killingworth.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Penny’s name may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


  • Calling Hours Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Burial Friday, October 12, 2018

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Ellen Spencer

October 16, 2018

Penny was such a bright light and simply wonderful person. She had a smile for all.
She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy.
Dale and Ellen Spencer

Robert McGuire

October 15, 2018

George, my sincerest condolences.

michael scourby

October 11, 2018

Penny and I met Freshman year in 1969 at Saint Leo. She was a friend and we shared many happy moments all through our time in College. I am so sorry, peace.

Dan Holohan

October 8, 2018

Sweet Italy, George. As brief as life, but as lasting as love. Thanks for sharing dear Penny with us. That smile of hers. Gosh.


Lona Grisi

October 8, 2018

I don't even know where to begin or verbalize how much I loved and adored you. You were my best friend in the world for over 40 years. The thought of you being gone tears my heart apart. I have so many special memories of you. Where do I begin ? You were always there for me no matter what. I always knew I could tell you anything and you would never judge me and would keep our secret if I asked you to. We spent so many hours together over the years. Our children grew up together. I have so many fond memories of all the times in Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Cape May, etc. etc. I don't know how I will be able to live without you in my life. I could go on and on ...
Thank you for being the best friend anyone could have. I love you with my whole heart and soul and will miss you so so much.
Love you forever and always,

Frank and Lona Grisi

October 8, 2018

We will miss you even day of our lives. You were our very special friend. A friend who comes along once in a life time. We will always and forever cherish the wonderful, fun loving memories of our times together. You were always the most gracious host when we visited making every visit so special for us. And me personally, I'll miss those wonderful culinary delights you prepared for us with your unique cooking skills. You made us smile. You made us laugh. Most of all you made us happy. Rest in peace Penny McQueeney. Your spirit lives on in the many lives you touched. We are all better persons for having know you.