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Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Anthony John "Andy" Penna Jr.

February 17, 1988February 4, 2020

Penna, Jr., Anthony J. "Andy", 31, of Bon Air, departed this life suddenly on February 4, 2020 at 1:04 p.m. at Chippenham Hospital. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Antoinette & Anthony Penna; maternal grandparents, Charles Landrau and Margarita Moreno; and aunt, Margaret Salas. He is survived by his parents, Tony and Carole Penna; the love of his life, Megan Spear; and their little fur baby, Rosie; his honorary aunt, Dr. Jacqueline Bourque; and cousins, Adam Phillips and Erik Phillips. He also leaves a large extended family that he helped create and is very much loved by them. The light in our lives has dimmed but the sky has a new bright star as our beloved son and fiancé has joined the universe and heaven. We also want to extend our deepest gratitude to the nurses and doctors that took care of Andy in his final days. It is because of the emergency room staff of Chippenham Hospital that we were able to speak to him and tell him how much we love him and how very proud we are of the man he had become. He had an incredible staff at the Levinson Heart Institute that did everything they could possibly do for him as well as supporting us: Dr. Leo Gazoni, Dr. Christian Schunn, Dr. Malhotra, Dr. Shah. We are especially grateful to his nurses that worked night and day monitoring his condition minute by minute: Sarah and Shannon. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. He will be laid to rest at 11a.m. on Monday, February 10 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2901 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to RACC Tommie Fund www.raccfoundation.org/tommie-fund.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 10, 2020

Memories

Anthony John "Andy" Penna Jr.

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Ayden Darling

February 9, 2020

Andy,
I was heartbroken to hear of your passing. I wish I could tell you how much your friendship during that summer all those years ago meant to me. How much of a decent man you were at a time when I needed to see they existed. You helped prevent a suicide attempt I didn't even see coming. You're one of the people I have to thank for being here today. I will forever be grateful for your kindness and I wish I could have told you myself.

May Creator bless you and yours during this transition. You were loved, appreciated, and a good example of what a decent human was.

May your memory always bring comfort Machete 💙

JUDY ARCHAMBAULT

February 8, 2020

I worked with Andy at Dominion and he was beloved member of our team. He made us smile. I have many memories of the times he made me smile, from a random compliment to something funny he said or did. He brought a plant to work and named it Dolores. Set it up with a headset and made it an honorary member of the team. I took a picture of Andy when we had our cube decorations up for the holidays, but didn't post because my mother had a sudden heart issue and I left to be by her side when she got her pacemaker. I have included it here for you. The day following Andy's passing, there was a rainbow outside our window at work. I took it as a sign that Andy was telling us everything would be ok. He will be greatly missed.

Ellen O'Keefe

February 8, 2020

Andy was my daughter's friend from high school and was dating her best friend at the time...never a dull moment when Andy was around!! Such fond memories of a deep and charismatic guy.
Praying for you all....

Evelyn Palmore

February 7, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.