Charlotte Dohna Penor, 105, of Hamden, wife of the late Frank Penor, passed away on November 2, 2007. She was born in New Haven on June 10, 1902 a daughter of the late Frederick and Helena Kropka Dohna. Charlotte was a member of the American Legion Auxillary, post 47 in New Haven. She leaves her daughter Charlotte Goulet and her husband Clement of Prospect, a son in-law Raoul LaMarche, Sr. of Gainesville, FL, grandchildren Karl Pokrop, Maureen Ribortella, Craig Goulet, Raoul LaMarche, Jr., Robert LaMarche, Janet Guinn and Judith Bauckman. Mrs. Penor has also been blessed with 16 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. She is predeceased by two daughters, Alice Cromwell and Dorothy LaMarche and 7 brothers and sisters. Charlotte was a lovely lady, who inspired us all, and by example taught the importance of love and family. She certainly will be missed! Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 9:30a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Bridget Church in Cheshire at 10a.m. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 5 to 8p.m.

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  1. Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and relatives at this time.

  2. Dear LaMarche Family: I can still close my eyes and see Mrs. Penor hanging clothes out on the line at Pine View Drive when all her grandchildren were growing up. How wonderful that she lived such a long and full life. She has earned her rest. May all the memories of her life come before all of you and give you comfort in the days ahead. She will be missed by many. Most sincerely, Jean Rademacher Benoit

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Please know that we are here if you need us. I am sure she had a beautiful life and will be missed. sincerly, the Reder Family

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