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Penelope Carlisle ’59

Penelope, a nurse who lived life to the fullest, died March 25, 2020. 

Penny left Swarthmore after two years and later became a candy striper in Burlington, Vt. She graduated top of her class in nursing school while caring for her first two children, then launched a 30-year career with rounds in the ICU, infection control, and clinical research. “Her grandchildren (and many of their friends) will miss Grandma Penny’s cool and worldly advice,” her loved ones write, “oftentimes served with a side of her amazing macaroni and cheese.”

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