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Marilyn Pennell

March 19, 2022


Marilyn Rochelle Pennell who was also known as “Skipper”, “Stella”, “Mom” and “Nana” passed away peacefully on March 18th, 2022.  Marilyn was born on September 15, 1937 to Howard Savacool and Jeanette Rush in Souderton, PA.  She spent her childhood years on 12th Street in Quakertown, PA with her sister Judy.  She excelled in sports at Quakertown High School and was most proud of acting as captain of her field hockey team.  After graduating, she attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and met her soon to be husband Richard Pennell.  Together they had two children and moved all over the country experiencing the north, south, east and west until settling in Monmouth Beach in 1975. 

Marilyn remained in Monmouth Beach near her daughters and grandchildren for 46 years.  She was very proud of her nursing career as an RN at Riverview Medical Center and also her private practice for addiction counseling.  Upon retirement, she got involved with the Monmouth Beach Beautification Committee, the Shade Tree Commission and the Sand Pipers Club. She enjoyed the beach, working in her yard, decorating, crosswords and spending time with her 5 grandchildren.  Breakfast at Nana’s was always an option.

Marilyn was a very patient, loving and kind person to all that knew her.  She is predeceased by her parents Howard and Jeanette Savacool, her sister Judy and her nephew Scott.  She is survived by her children Kim Britton and Chris Wood of Monmouth Beach, Andrea Compton and her husband Paul Compton of Brooklyn and her grandchildren Nicole, Lauren, Jack, Taeson and Tachel.  She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Craig, Kelly and Mark. 

Anyone who wishes to honor Marilyn’s life is asked to make a contribution to Lunch Break in Red Bank, NJ:  http://lunchbreak.org/  The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.

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A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave


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121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank NJ 07701
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