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Penelope E. Hotaling Obituary


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“My most sincere sympathies to the entire family. I have many fond memories of Penny and the family. I love and miss you all. Bradley Gallup ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bradley Gallup - Bolivia, NC

“Tracy & Missy: My heart & prayers are with you all during this time of loss. While nothing can replace a mother, you both having the other to lean on...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Dunham - N. Syracuse, NY

“Tracy and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mom was a great lady. I have many fond...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Corinne Lusby - West Winfield, NY

“Missy and Link, I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm happy for the time you got to care for and spend with your mom. She knows how amazing you...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: kathy moccaldi - Barneveld, NY

“Tracy & Missy, My heart goes out to you with the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady and I smile whenever I think of her. Her...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Wright - NY

“Tracy, I'm sorry to hear the news of your Mother's passing. I hope that your memories of her in happier times will give you comfort during this time....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Wendy Willm - Syracuse, NY

“Dear Tracy and Missy, Our hearts are so broken. We loved your mom. Life is not fair. Your mom was such a special person. Her and I had such fun...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Pat and Mike - Utica, NY


Penelope E. Penny Hotaling passed away peacefully June 19, 2013, at the home of her daughter, with her family by her side. Penny was born on June 26, 1943, in Utica, NY. She was the daughter of Walter B. McNally and M. Aurora Small McNally. Penny was raised and educated in Uticas parochial school system, graduating from St. Francis De Sales High School in 1960. On October 10, 1964 she was united in marriage with Ronald E. Hotaling, sharing a blessed union of 46 years until his passing on May 6, 2011. She worked at Mohawk Valley Community College for many years, retiring in June 2005. Penny was an avid reader who took great joy in spending hours with a favorite book. She also was active on many internet forums, gaining new friends from far and wide who showed great concern for her during her illness. She always enjoyed eating out and a good shopping trip made her day. Penny and Ron also spent many enjoyable days RV camping in both the US and Kingston, Ontario. She was always interested in learning new things and visiting new places and this love was something she imparted on her children. Penny was a member of the Red Hat Society, North Utica Senior Center and an avid patron of the Broadway Theater League. Penny also volunteered as a reading tutor at Kernan School, helping children to gain her love of reading at an early age. Penny always enjoyed being in the company of family and friends and showering those she loved with gifts gave her great pleasure. She is survived by her two daughters, Tracy (William) Hotaling and Melissa (Link) Lindig and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Coe. She also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends with a special acknowledgement to her cousins Pat McNamara and Judy Parry, and friends Lorraine Florczyk, Joanne Novak, Joan Boucher, Michelle Sehn and Patricia and Michael Hickey, and Gary and Verna Rogowski. Penny had a very special relationship with her son-in-law, Link, and was very entertained and comforted by his presence, particularly during her illness. She also leaves her canine buddy, DJ, and two feline friends, Scarlett and Sasha. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Ronald. Mrs. Hotalings funeral will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at at time to be announced at the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Whitesboro, immediately following the mass. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro. For those who wish, please consider contributions to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society or Rome Humane Society in her memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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