Jennie C. Scagnelli

Jennie C. Scagnelli, 81, of Merrimack, NH, and formerly of West Hempstead, NY, died Friday March 21, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.

She was born in New York, NY on Oct. 23, 1932 a daughter of the late Louis and Angelina “Julia” (Maschi) Sartori.

Jennie was educated in Catholic schools in NY including Transfiguration Church and School and graduated from Cathedral High School.

Jennie and Paul moved to Merrimack from New York in 1975 and are communicants of Our Lady of Mercy Church. She is also a member of the Merrimack Senior Citizens and Ladies Guild.

She loved her family, loved to cook, and loved to spend summers with her family in Moultonborough. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing.

Members of her family include her husband of 60 years, Paul Scagnelli of Merrimack; two daughters and two sons in-law, Susan and John Healey of Atlanta, GA, and Carol and David Edmonds of Merrimack;, four grandchildren, Lisa Healey and her husband Keith Johnson, and great-grandchildren Emma and Tommy, Johnny Healey, David Edmonds Jr. and his wife Bridget, and great-granddaughter Amber of Ocoee, Florida, and Anthony Edmonds of Merrimack; a sister, Marie Scinto of Kings Park, L.I. NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH on Tuesday at 9:30 AM.

Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, NH.

For those who wish, family request memorial contributions be made to the Community Hospice House, C/O Home Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.

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