- Bruce LeRoy Pennell, 75, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017. He was born on January 11, 1942, to Carroll LeRoy and Jennie Edith (Cox) Pennell.
He graduated from Machias Memorial High School in 1960. He held various jobs, including auto mechanic, appliance repairman, school bus driver, and truck driver. He retired from the Maine Department of Transportation. Bruce enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, boating, spending time at the lake, and especially looked forward to deer hunting season.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Kilton) Pennell; daughter Lauri Cooper and husband, Mark, of Fairfield; son Kevin Pennell and wife, Megan, of Etna; and daughter Kim Mushrow and husband, Brian, of Hampden; his sister, Carol Ann Smith, of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; his second child, Cyndi Pennell; his brother, Franklin "Bub" Pennell; and two nephews, Peter and Mark Smith. The family would like to thank the Down East Community Hospital staff and Beacon Hospice of Augusta for their kind and helpful care during his illness. Many thanks also to his friends and neighbors for their care and help during the past year.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McClure Family Funeral Home, 467 Dublin St., Machias, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Longfellow Cemetery on Outer Court Street, Machias. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
Published on  June 15, 2017