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Penelope P. Skenderian

Penelope P. Skenderian
  • April 23, 1937 - August 22, 2017
  • West Hartford, Connecticut

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“So Sorry to hear of Penny's passing. My sincere condolences ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Bette (Young) Cushman - Stuart, FL

“Lesley and family, I'm so sorry for your lossJen Dougherty (Ginn) ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer Dougherty - Canton, CT

“Bob,We were so sorry to learn of Penny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Jim and Diane Burgess ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: James Burgess - West Hartford, CT

“Bob, We were so sad to learn of Penny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Jim and Diane Burgess ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Will miss Penny's ever present smile and her kindest of natures at Heritage Bay in Naples,Fl .All we tennis and golf buddies spent wonderful times...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Dorothy Krapf - North Wales, PA

“Dear Bob and family, Barbara and I were very saddened when we learned that Penny died. She was a wonderful Chief Administrative Assistant for...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: JACK BLECHNER - West Hartford, CT

“To The Skenderian Family,Deepest condolences on the passing of Penny.She was always such a happy welcoming personand will be truly missed. She...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Mi dispiace tantissimo. Un abbraccioforte Gerald, Ingrid ed a tutta la famiglia,SinceramenteFamiglia Campanella. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: YBETH TROUCHON - Genova Italia

“Penny was a kind, gentle soul with a zest for life. Our Golf Angels have enjoyed being with her in Florida and will miss her very much. Our love...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Gray - Silver Lake Village, OH

“I worked with Penny in Maternal Fetal Medicine for many years. We called her "Miss Penny" due to her proper southern upbringing of course! That being...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Feeney - Wallingford, CT

“Dear Lesley, Michele, Lillian, Robert, and family: We are so sorry for your great loss. Please know that you are much in our hearts and prayers, and...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Doemland - Farmington, CT

“Bob ,very sorry to hear of Penny's passing.I remember a few fun times with you and her.My sympathies to you and your family. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Gombieski - Newington, CT

“Dear Lesley, Bob, and Gerry . I am so very saddened to hear of your most sad loss. Pene, as I will always remember her, was truly a special lady...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Jane De Souza - PA - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy to Bob and family on the loss of Penny. Penny was a special friend, full of fun and mischief. Always ready to lend an ear or...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Gail and Din Schaab - West Seneca, NY

“Mrs. Penny was such a lovely person. She had a big and beautiful heart. She will never be forgotten. My family and I would like to send Condolence to...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Aneta Kropiewnicki - Bristol, CT

“Dear Bob & Children,Jim & I were so very saddened to learn about your beloved Penny's passing away.Penny was a graciouslady who loved her life,and...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Tina & Jim Collias - CT

“When first I heard of Penny's passing, I cried and I laughed. I cried because I will miss her dearly. I laughed because of all the times we spent...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Rest assured that her beautiful smile will always be with you and be watching over you. Our...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Bob and Anita Johnson - Billerica, MA

“Lesley & your entire family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Penny was a wonderful, happy woman & made everyone around her happy. Her passing will...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Debra Allegretto - Bonita Springs, FL

“Leslie, Michelle, Lillian and Robert - We are so very sorry to hear the passing of Penny. We always enjoyed our fun talks "around the fire" when she...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Fazio - Burlington, MA


Penelope Poppas Skenderian departed this life to continue her spiritual journey on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Born in Richmond, Virginia on April 23,1937, the daughter of Andreas and Panayiota Poppas, Penny spent most of her adult life in West Hartford, CT and recently, winter months in Naples, Florida. Penny's life was filled with fun adventures creating memories with her family and dear friends. She is survived by her husband Bob and their children, Gerry Skenderian and his wife, Ingrid, Lesley Skenderian and her partner, Michele Parrotta and her four grandchildren, Lillian Parrotta, Aram Skenderian, Robert Parrotta and Gerald Skenderian. Never one to be idle, Penny enjoyed an active work and social life. She was a natural for selling real estate in the greater Hartford area. Thereafter, in the insurance industry and as an administrative assistant to the Dean at UCONN Health Center, Penny was known for her proficient writing skills and professional demeanor. A life master, bridge was Penny's greatest passion. She was also an avid tennis player and golfer. The youngest of nine children, Penny was predeceased by her brothers Nick, Phillip and Gregory Poppas and her sisters, Eva Tulumaris, Pauline Kraley, Madeline Peifer. She is survived by her two sisters, Kary Flaskas and Katherine Alexander and many beloved nieces and nephews. Above all, Penny adored her family, her grandchildren and her treasured friends. In the true the meaning of the word, Penny lived life to the fullest and we will always remember her beautiful smile, delightful personality and kind heart. A Service of Celebration of Penny's life will be on Monday, August 28th at 11:30am at Asylum Hill Congregational Church 814 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Penny's memory to ConnectiKids, Inc. at 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com