Iris Eileen Pentheny, 95, most recently a resident of The Meadows of Marlborough and formerly a 62 year resident of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was the wife of 53 years to the late Kenneth G. Pentheny. Born in Bristol, England, she was the daughter of the late Mabel (Peacock) and the late William Henry James. She is also predeceased by her five siblings: Kenneth, Phyllis, and Doris of England, Lilian of Hyannis, and Elsie of Australia.
Iris was a first aid PT volunteer for the Casualty Services (A.R.P.), Knowle First Aid Post during WWII in Bristol, England, where she was also a survivor of the WWII bombings of the city. She was a talented artist who took pleasure in oil painting and making stained glass pieces; she also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed travelling, especially to the beaches and the casinos. She returned home to Bristol several times to visit relatives and in 2015 enjoyed a multi-generation family reunion in England along with her late sister, Phyllis, and her sister-in-law, Esme.
She is survived by five children, Carol Jones and her husband, Alan of Kissimmee, FL, Christopher Pentheny of Hudson, Susan Daugherty and her husband, Glenn of Gibsonia, PA, Kenneth Pentheny, Jr. and his wife, Dorothy of Marshfield, and Victoria Smith and her husband, Roy of Uxbridge. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A funeral home service will take place following visitation at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salmon VNA & Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757 or Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748.