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Charlotte Mary Fenn

March 19, 1923 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 97)


Millerton – Charlotte Mary Fenn, 97, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the Meadows at Brookemeade, Rhinebeck, NY. 

Charlotte was born at home on March 19, 1923 in Millerton, N.Y. to Bernard and Gertrude (Dikeman) Manning. One of three children, Charlotte enjoyed riding horses, playing basketball and swimming in the local lake with her school mates.

A lifelong resident of Millerton, Charlotte was a devoted mother to Gary, Jacqueline (Jackie), and Ross. Charlotte dedicated her life to her friends, her family and her home. In particular, she cared for her daughter Jackie, who was born with Cerebral Palsy.

Charlotte was an avid bird watcher and loved to sit on the porch to watch the deer at sunset. She enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always offering up some sort of chocolate treat. She was quick-witted and a remarkable storyteller. Charlotte had an engaging personality, able to befriend all she encountered, a skill she perfected early in life working at her parents’ tavern.

In addition to her parents, Charlotte was predeceased by her daughter Jackie Fenn, her son Gary Fenn, her sister Bernice O’Loughlin, her infant sister Catherine Manning, and her husband Merrill Fenn.  

She is survived by her son Ross Fenn; grandchildren, Stacie (Jesse) Smith, Kathleen (Jereme) Fenn, Kristin (Ron) Potter, Leighann (James) Robertson, Todd (Danielle) Fenn, and Tyler Fenn; twelve great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Cathy Fenn.

Calling hours are Tuesday, January 19th, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, Inc., 7749 South Main St., Pine Plains.  

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 AM, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Route 22, Amenia with Father Kent Wilson officiating.  Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Millerton, in the spring. She will be laid to rest next to her daughter Jackie, a place she was always known to be.

Memorial donations may be made to the Millerton American Legion, an organization who supported Charlotte and Jackie throughout their lives.

To sign the online register please visit peckandpeck.net. 

Due to Covid-19/NYS Guidelines – masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services.  During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your stay brief.  Your patience is appreciated. 

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January 19, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Peck and Peck Funeral Homes
7749 South Main Street
Pine Plains, NY 12567

Mass of Christian Burial
January 20, 2021

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception RC Church
Route 22
Amenia, NY 12501

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