FREEPORT — Penelope Alice Hallward, 101, died June 14 at Hawthorne House in Freeport. Hallward was born in 1910 in Baltimore, Md., and grew up in both Baltimore and Everett, Mass..
After high school, Hallward moved to Boston. It was there that she met her future husband, Michael Hallward, who was from England. They married and moved to the North Shore of Massachusetts where they raised their family.
Hallward was first and foremost a mother, wife and homemaker. She was the strength of the family and devoted her life to providing a wonderful childhood to her two children. She loved the simple things of life: her beautiful gardens with exquisite roses, children, a good meal, family and friends. Hallward was a little person with a very big heart.
After living in California for 25 years, and after the death of her beloved husband, she returned to the Northeast to be near her daughter. It was at this time that the activist in her emerged. She saw a need and worked to correct it. While living as a resident in a 55+ community she realized how much the older residents needed transportation. She lobbied hard and was successful in acquiring bus service for the senior citizens.
Hallward is predeceased by her husband Michael.
She is survived by a son, Peter, of San Diego, Calif., and a daughter, Penny, of Yarmouth; her three grandchildren and six great grandchildren, Michael Gage, his wife, Beth, and their two children, Ethan and Kevin of Yarmouth, Andrew Gage and his two children, Ryan and Erin, of New Gloucester, and Sally Carignan, her husband, Paul, and their two children, Ella and Maya, of Pownal.
Hallward’s family expressed their thanks to Hawthorne House for the care they provided to Penelope during the last years of her life, and to Beacon Hospice for the care and support they provided during the last few months of her life.
Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins, LLC Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please visit athutchins.com
Penelope Alice Hallward