Beverly G. Penn, 72, registered nurse

November 25, 2003

Beverly G. Penn, a retired registered nurse and former Baltimore resident, died of a stroke Friday at a health care facility in Erie, Pa. She was 72.

Born in Claremont, N.H., and raised in Lebanon, N.H., where she graduated from high school in 1949, the former Beverly Gallien earned her nursing degree from St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H., in 1953.

Mrs. Penn began her nursing career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s and later was a nurse at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va. After moving to Annapolis in 1977, she worked at Anne Arundel General Hospital until joining the nursing staff at Keswick Multi-Care Center in 1983. She retired in 1996.

She was a member of the American Nurses Association.

Mrs. Penn was married in 1956 to Raymond H. Penn Jr., a steel salesman who died in 1998. Since 1999, the former Guilford resident had lived in Erie.

She enjoyed sailing, reading, crossword puzzles and collecting antique furniture, and was a communicant of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Erie.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Scott Funeral Home in Erie.

Mrs. Penn is survived by her son, Richard H. Penn of Erie; two daughters, Anne G. Yeomans of Lake Worth, Fla., and Margaret B. Moscato of Freemont, Ohio; three brothers, John J. Gallien of Rock Hill, S.C., Richard C. Gallien of Lebanon and Paul W. Gallien of Frederick; a sister, Mary Anne Gallien of Lebanon,; eight grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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