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Helen Martha (Jackson) Pennington

July 9, 1935 ~ June 29, 2018 (age 82)

Helen Martha (Jackson) Pennington, 82, of Middletown, wife of the late Robert B. Pennington, MD, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at her home.  Born in Roseville, MI, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Grace (Worley) Jackson. 

Helen was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Middletown for twenty years.  She was a corporator of Middlesex Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer. She also volunteered with many other various organizations.  Helen sang in the church choir and in the Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords, belonged to a weekly Bridge Club, and was very artistic and loved painting.  During retirement, Helen and her husband enjoyed extensive travel throughout the world.

Helen is survived by four children, Linda K. Whitcomb and her husband, Michael of Florida, Robert B. Pennington, II and his wife, Stacey of Coventry, Jennifer Grace Pennington of Washington and William Dean Pennington of Middletown and her grandchildren, Jessalyn, Michael, Lukas, Nicolette and Victoria.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30 am at Faith Lutheran Church.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457, Middlesex Hospital, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457, or VITAS Healthcare, 628 Hebron Ave Ste 300, Glastonbury, CT 06033.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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