Marilyn S. Penfield

Marilyn Penfield, 81, of Stamford passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on March 25, 2013. She was born in Watsonville California on July 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Georgie and Vernot Jones. Marilyn was raised in Salinas, Calif. and is a graduate of the Berkeley Campus of the University of California. She was married to Jack Penfield in 1955. Together they raised three children: two daughters Lee Ann Mistretta of New Canaan and Jennifer Moore of Wilton and a son Gregory of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They have nine grandchildren two great grand daughters and a grandson. A resident of Stamford since 1970. Her volunteer activities included a 20 year stretch with “Meals on Wheels”, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, 12 years at the Rosenthal Hospice Residence and several years at the Stamford Historical Society and Smith House Residence. Marilyn was always there for others whether stranger or close friend. She also worked for several years at the Weed and Turn of River Branches of the Ferguson Library. She was a long time member of the North Stamford Congregational Church where in the 70’s she taught Sunday school and chaired its Christian Ed Committee. She later edited its newsletter and until recently was the Church Historian. Her life was centered around her family including her husband, children and most importantly her grandchildren. But she also had room for her many friends and the correspondence she carried on with old friends all over the country and abroad. A memorial service will be held at the North Stamford Congregational Church 31 Cascade Rd Stamford, CT on Saturday March 30th at 11 am followed by a reception.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 30, 2013

Marilyn S. Penfield

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Sharon Denick

March 30, 2013

Marilyn, You are the best! Thank you for the smiles, hugs, cards, and love. You and your family have a special place in my heart. I will see you in Heaven Lady! Kisses

Jane Norgren

March 28, 2013

To Jack and family--we all loved Marilyn. She guided and mentored so many of us (I spent a year delivering Meals on Wheels with her) that your loss is also all of ours. Thank you for bringing her to Ct and for sharing her with us. We are praying for you. Jane, Erik, Anna and Nils , part of the family at NSCC

March 28, 2013

i have fond memories of Marilyn and her kindness to the residents of the former named Smith House Residence! She is often thought of by long time employees. Sending peace and prayers to her family.

March 27, 2013


My deepest simpathy for your loss.


John March
HDF Board

Anne Penfield

March 27, 2013

Dear Jack.....I'm so sorry of your prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Marie Orsini Rosen

March 27, 2013

Jack and family, your great love for Marilyn has been beautiful and moving to see. The loss is unbearable, but through your love her legacy lives. Thinking of you and learning from you, Marie

March 27, 2013

Marilyn! I miss you! And your humor! Keep them laughing, wherever you are!
Much love, Lisa. Oh yeah, and Joe.

Cathy Ostuw

March 27, 2013

Jack, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Marilyn. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Cathy and Rich

March 27, 2013

Farewell dear cousin.
Until we meet again.
Don & Lynda

Doug & Lois McLean

March 26, 2013

Memories: The Beach at Auntie Evie's in White Rock, Visits between Salinas, Los Altos, Stamford, New Westminster &
Mirror Lake; the weddings of our children; the witty notes & pictures. You will not be forgotten. You were an inspiration to all our family and a favorite cousin & friend. Our sympathy and prayers are with Jack, Greg, Andy & Jennifer & grandchildren.