Penny Sylvia Lehtola of Ft. Myers, Florida died at Massachusetts General Hospital on June 11, 2020, after a difficult battle with cancer. Daughter of the late Paul S. and Phyllis N. Lehtola, Penny Lehtola was born in Weymouth, MA and raised in Bridgewater, MA. She was 68 years old. She was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional HS, class of 1969, the University of Maine, Orono, class of 1973, and the New England School of Law, class of 1980. <br />
A career Defense Department employee, Penny lived in Maryland, Germany and Japan. She began her career of service as a Vista Volunteer. She loved to travel the world, and visited 67 countries with her family and friends. She often said, "If you travel the world with me, you always have a Penny." <br />
She is survived by her siblings, Paula A. Lehtola, Peter S. Lehtola and his wife Rita Lehtola, P. Susan Lehtola and her husband John Littlefield, Patricia L. Lee and her husband William Lee, and her nieces, Katrina Lehtola and her partner Christina Francis, Elizabeth Lehtola and Jacqueline Lee. <br />
A celebration of Penny's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital (stjude.org) or Lions Club International Foundation (www.lionsclubs.org/en/donate).
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