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Penelope Hessen

Death 21 Jun 2008 (aged 89)
Burial Port Washington, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 27760813 · View Source
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Penelope Hessen, 89, died Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Indian River Medical Center. She was born in Detroit, and moved to Vero Beach 28 years ago coming from Sands Point, NY.

She was a member of the Vero Beach Bridge Center and tournament bridge champion.

Survivors include her son, William Charles Vitolo of Vero Beach; daughter, Florence Freed Hessen-Scher of Wellington; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jules James Lawrence Hessen, and daughters, Joan Lorraine Hessen and Valarie Lynn Merlone.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

SERVICES: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., June 26 at the Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach with a memorial celebration at 7 p.m. She will then be transferred to the Fairchild Funeral Home in Long Island, N.Y., for burial at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington, NY.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach, Florida. Condolences may be sent through

Published in the TC Palm on 6/23/2008.




  • Created by: Shirley Bybee
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27760813
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Penelope Hessen (23 Mar 1919–21 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27760813, citing Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Bybee (contributor 46787619) .