Richard G. Penney, age 76, passed away suddenly on November 10, 2017 in his apartment in Albany.
Born in Albany on March 1, 1941 as the second child of John A. Penney and Vivian Tetrault Penney, he remained a lifelong resident of the city of Albany. Richard spent much of his childhood raised by his father and stepmother, Margaret (Peg) Killelea Williams Penney.
Survivors include a brother, John R. Penney and his wife, Susan, of Halfmoon, NY, a nephew, Eric Penney of Dunwoody, GA, an Aunt Marion Penney Manning in Burin, Newfoundland, and several cousins in Canada.
Richard (Dick) held various janitorial positions with several employers, and was very fond of the city and its landmarks. He enjoyed long and frequent walks in all kinds of weather conditions. Though he was challenged by disabilities, Dick will be remembered for his courage to live independently and freely. Richard was a regular attendee of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albany.
His burial service will be private at the St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.
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