Irene Rose Pennypacker

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Irene Rose Pennypacker, 84, of Collegeville, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

She was born in Little Falls, Minnesota on August 6, 1938, the daughter of the late Stephen and Hildegarde (Marshik) Zimny.  

Irene has been living in Collegeville since 1968.  She was a devout Catholic, faithful parishioner and daily communicant of St. Eleanor Church.  She served at St. Eleanor as a Lector for 25 years, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for 6 years, and cared for the Altar linens.  She was also a member of the Women’s Guild for 50 years. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Larry M. Pennypacker of Collegeville; daughter, Michelle (Thomas) Howard of Ardmore, PA; son, Michael (Lynne) Pennypacker of Pottstown, PA; daughter, Monica (James) Giancarlo of Phoenixville, PA; son, Stephen Pennypacker of Fenwick Island, Delaware; and daughter, Jennifer (Salvatore) Petro of Hamilton, NJ. She is also survived by nine siblings, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her daughter, Marla J. Pennypacker; grandson, Timothy Howard; and two sisters, Donna Zimny and Johnelle Zimny. 

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 11:30 AM from St. Eleanor's RC Church, 647 Locust Street, Collegeville, PA 19426. 

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM at the Church.   

Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA.  

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Helping Hands, 415 Hoffmansville Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505 or St. Eleanor's RC Church at the above address.

Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 224 West Main St., Trappe, PA 19426, (610) 489-7900