Charlotte (Pentheny) Colella, age 94 of Hopkinton, passed away at home on August 26, 2023, surrounded by family after a short period of declining health. Born and raised in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Harold O. Pentheny and Nellie (Foster) Pentheny.
Charlotte graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1947. She was inducted into the Hopkinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding athleticism on the girls’ undefeated basketball team, as a catcher for the girls’ softball team, and as a cheerleader. After high school, Charlotte married Daniel E. Colella and started her career by his side as co-owner and bookkeeper for Colella’s SuperMarket until she retired in 1985. She enjoyed traveling, her home in Las Vegas, watching Red Sox games, crocheting blankets, going to the casino, and playing cards with her children and grandchildren. She cherished her lifelong friendship with her classmate, Rosalie (Diddy) Davis, and their weekly conversations.
Charlotte is predeceased by her husband, Daniel, who died in 1998, her 2 sisters Mildred and Arlene, and 3 brothers, Everett, Harold, and Kenneth. She leaves behind her 6 daughters, Ellen (Robert) Holmes of Hopkinton, Nancy (John) Simone of Upton, Donna Bowker of Hopkinton, Dale (James) Danahy of Hopkinton, Diane McGrath of Holliston and Sandra Varnum of Hopkinton. She has 9 grandchildren Jennifer Shults, Nikki Simone, Courtney and C.J. Bowker, Rob and Rachel Holmes, Nick, Kelley, and Alex Danahy, and 6 great-grandchildren, Conner Shults, Nathan and Audrey Holmes, and Rocco, Richie and Luca Yurewicz. She is survived by her brother, James Pentheny of Oregon.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. All services will be private. The family would like to thank PNPS Nursing & Home Care of Hopkinton & VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Woburn for the exceptional care they provided to Charlotte in the past month. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Hopkinton Senior Center, Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, VNA Care Fund Development Office 199 Rosewood Dr, Ste 180, Danvers, MA 01923, or any disaster relief effort of your choice.