Barbara Marie Pennington

March 6, 1939 - January 6, 2012
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Barbara Marie Carmignani Pennington, 72, of Galveston, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 6, 2012, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family after a 3-year battle with lung cancer.

She was born March 6, 1939, in Galveston, Texas, to Robusto and Lena Carmignani. She graduated from Dominican High School with the Class of 1958 and married the love of her life, F. R. (Ray) Pennington, Jr. in 1960. Barbara worked in her parents’ corner grocery store, Star Grocery, where she became famous for her sandwiches she prepared with love. Her greatest joy was being a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed nothing more than watching her grandchildren play in sporting events and was always there to cheer them on. She was an avid reader and took great pleasure in cooking and baking, often feeding the whole neighborhood. Barbara was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish. She was a strong believer in the importance of Catholic education and was proud to have given all her children the privilege of Catholic schooling.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray Pennington; daughters, Roxanne Hogan and husband, Robert; and Suzanne Hogan and husband, Michael; sons, Jeff Pennington and wife, Shanna; and Jon Pennington; brother, Dr. Robert Carmignani and wife, Sharon; grandchildren: Sean Hogan, Anna Hogan, Joseph Hogan, Katherine Hogan, Megan Pennington, and Elizabeth Pennington; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Barbara’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 10th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will conclude the evening at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 11th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Ron Groschen as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sean Hogan, Joseph Hogan, Robert McKenzie, Michael McKenzie, Michael Pennington, Lawrence Hogan Jr., Lawrence Rhew and Willy Gonzalez.

Barbara’s family would like to extend sincere thanks to Hospice Care Team, Inc. and Dr. Angela Shepherd, whose medical expertise and compassionate care allowed them to have 4 more Christmases with their mother, for which they are forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to O’Connell College Preparatory School, Trinity Episcopal School, or Hospice Care Team, Inc.

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Born: March 6, 1939
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Tim Simmons posted on 11/30/-1

Babs was a one of a kind woman, and I am fortunate to have known her. She was always so fun to be around and to just talk to. What a great influence on so many lives, including my own.


Monica Rizzacasa posted on 11/30/-1

All of us send our deepest sympathy, we only wish we could be with you in your time of sorrow. You have all of our love and prayers. Aunt Frances, Monica, Bruno, Stephen and Mark


Boone Family posted on 11/30/-1

Please know that your family has our deepest sympathy. We know that one day we will all be re-united in Heaven with God and all of our loved ones. Until then, our family will pray for yours so that you may have the strength and fortitude to carry on through this indeed difficult time. Sincerely, Ellis, Wilma, and Sonia Boone


Margarita Sims posted on 11/30/-1

Lovely photo and obituary. Thinking of you all -- sending love and prayers.


Frank Montalbano posted on 11/30/-1

Our sympathies and condolences to the entire Pennington family. Mrs. Pennington was a great MOTHER, and wife. She raised all her kids with the love of a mother and taught her kids to respect others. She is now and angel looking down on the great job she did raising her children.May God bless the Pennington family during this difficult time.


Kathy Montalbano MacLean posted on 11/30/-1

My thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to the Pennington family. I am sure heaven is a little brighter today !


Virginia DeForke posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss


Bridget, Abbey & Chris posted on 11/30/-1

We are so sorry to hear of your family's great loss. Babs was truly one of a kind and a lovely woman.


Rosa Bianchi Gasperini posted on 11/30/-1

In questo momento di dolore, vi giungano le nostre più sentite condoglianze. Rosa e Sergio, Rosanna, Roberto e Matteo, Antonio e Benedetta