Penney was an amazing
young woman--loaded with confidence, sure of her path in life, and
rarely stopped smiling. She stuffed every 24-hour day with 48 hours
She was a kind and thoughtful daughter, granddaughter, niece, and
cousin. She was a true and loyal friend, and kept people in her
heart, even those who walked away from her friendship.
She was a bargain shopper, put ketchup on everything but ice cream
and sweets, wanted badly to adopt a dog, and often forgot to turn
off her bedroom light. She could carry on multiple conversations
while typing on the computer with her cell phone at her ear, and not
remember where she dropped her car keys.
She loved to get away, whether taking friends to her family’s farm
in Maine, going to a new favorite place in Ossipee, NH, visiting an
exotic island, or just going for a ride on a motorcycle.
Penney graduated from North Reading High School and Middlesex
Community College, and recently began working at the Massachusetts
General Hospital/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. She’d found
“her” place at MGH and loved going to work every day. She had big
dreams to continue her education in the radiation therapy arena of
oncology healthcare. Unfortunately that is a dream that won’t come
Her family is pleased to keep those dreams going for others, through
the Penney Richards Memorial Fund.