Wells, Maine- William C. Penney, 98, died peacefully at York Hospital on Monday, October 22, 2018 after a brief illness.
He was born in Everett, MA on July 10, 1920, the youngest child of Eugene and Phoebe (Whiteway) Penney. He was a graduate of Everett High School and Northeastern University.
Bill joined the Army Air Corps and served his country proudly during World War II while stationed in England, Germany, France and Belgium.
Bill was employed as a research scientist by Raytheon Corporation for 35 years until his retirement in 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years Evelyn ( Bertini) Penney of Moody Beach and Cocoa Beach, FL, son William Penney, Jr of Lyman, Maine and Cocoa Beach, FL, daughter-in-law Debra Penney of Atkinson, NH, sister Violet Jerrett of Vicksburg, Mississippi, grandson Scott Iritano and his wife Carole of York, ME , grandson Matthew Penney of North Reading, MA, grandson Gregory Penney and his wife Larissa of North Andover, MA, grandson Geoffrey Penney and his wife Barbara of Portland, ME. He is also survived by loving great- grandchildren Ryan Iritano, Jaina Penney and Oliver Penney; nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by his mother and father, daughter Candice McGill, sisters Lillian Leavitt, Marion Sparks and Ann Romano, brothers Fred and Jack Penney.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff associated with the York Hospital and Webhannet Internal Medicine for the many years of excellent care provided.
A memorial service is planned for the Spring. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine is assisting with arrangements. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com