Penfold, Marilyn Mae

In Loving Memory of


Marilyn Mae Penfold

6.10.1948 ~ 19.2.2022


A Service to Celebrate the Life of Marilyn

will be held on Tuesday 1st March, 2022 at Vue On Halcyon,

19 Uplands Road, Chirnside Park commencing at 11am.


21 Tributes

  1. Douglas Rennie
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    I will always remember ‘Maize’ as the woman who looked after Bill and I after school and always had a joke with us. She always made time to connect and I never went hungry. A very hard working woman who was well known in viticulture. Sadly missed.

  2. Jason Campbell
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    So sorry for the loss of an amazing soul.
    Maeze, without fail had always been one of the strongest, most beautiful, positive, giving, caring woman. A proud, loving mother to Big Billy and her daughter in law Mia who gave her the diamonds of her life Bianca and Liam. She loved her family unconditionally and the last few years would have been the happiest of her life. Deepest condolences, Jason and Luisa.

  3. Sorphea NOP
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    Our condolence to Billy and his family that they lost their love one of their live.

    May your mother soul rest in peace.

    Sorphea & Marge
    from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  4. Barry and Jan Atkinson and family
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    I first met Maryln when she married and lived in England with my cousin Bill Penfold.
    She has always been a beautiful, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother to her wonderful family.
    We will miss her.
    May she Rest in Peace.
    Please accept our condolences
    We are thinking of Billy and all of the Penfold family at this very sad time.

  5. Len and Pat Cowking
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    We will always remember your sense of humour, Maize – and you were the most caring mum and granny. We will specially remember our last day at Chiang Mai airport, three years back. What a sweet voice. You sang “Now is the time to say goodbye“. Sadly, it was.
    Our love to Billy, Mia, Bianca and Liam. Your hearts will be aching , As ours are.
    Len and Pat, London

  6. allen penfold
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    Maralyn, you were a very special lady, always looked on the bright side of life. Hard working, considerate, a wonderful mother and grandmother, you will be sadly missed, but fondly remember by all
    RIP maralyn x

  7. allen penfold
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    Maralyn, One very special person

  8. Kara Grennell
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    Loved this cousin …and was so saddened when she passed.. I remember Marilyn as always going full throttle…a mile a minute..but always with a laugh..a smile..and a fabulous sense of humour!!.. She will be absolutely missed by her whanau…I just wish her much love on her next adventure..and know she will still be laughing and partying with our whanau on the other side.. party as you always did dear cousin!!.arohanui and be at peace..

  9. Lee Jamieson
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    You were an Awesome Aunty, Great Aunty, Grand Mother, Mother & Sister. You will be Missed by us all but not Forgotten. Now with our Mum Lorraine ( your Sister) & your Brother David. RIP Maize, Forever Beneath The Light Of The Neon Moon. Lee ❤️💛💚

  10. Noelene and Dennis Grennell
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    The loss of someone we love always leaves a gap that can never be filled. But happy memories are thoughts that can’t be taken away. This lovely woman added richness to so many. To the family Uncle Dennis and I, Noelene, send our love and care. Nells girls and John have a special place in our hearts.

  11. Mary Hall
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    Our sincere condolences to Marilyn’s Family from Mary Hall and David Grennell (children of Pat Grennell, brother of Philip, Marilyn’s grandfather).

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    It was a shock and with great sadness to hear of the passing of my beautiful soul sister Maize.
    I was privelidged to have known and loved, such a wonderful human being as her and will miss her dearly. Maize waded into battle with me to fight my demons, never questioning, whether I was right or wrong, just full support and love
    We also shared many adventures, visiting every winery in town, holiday with Lizzy in Fiji and laughs , too many to recall.
    Maize’s kindness and love , knew no boundaries as many a backpacker who called into the cork and keg will atest to.
    Maize was my friend my confidante, and a true love of my life
    Arohanui my beautiful sister, may your journey to the next world go smoothly and peacefully.
    I will never forget your smile and laugh, and our time together.
    All my love from here and beyond xxx
    Brother Bryan,. George and Allanah

  13. David and Egle , Tomas and Paul Sadauskas
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    Rest in peace, Maize.

    It was a privilege and joy to know you.
    We could not help but admire and respect you,Maize…for your heart of gold, friendliness, joy of life and incredible energy!

    You were always there as a mother , grandmother, friend and wonderful travel companion.

    Our hearts are aching not being able to say goodbye…
    It was too sudden too soon…

    Your spirit will live forever in the memories of those who loved you most, you family.

    Deepest sympathies to Billy, Mia,Bianca and Liam.

  14. Keith Wadsworth
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    Rest in peace marilyn, I still remember the good times we had at your mums place in port chalmers when we were kids. Keith.

  15. Phillip Grennell
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    Dear cousin, you were a presence in my life from our earliest childhood days and so the memory of saying goodbye to you after Lorries tangi becomes now a treasured memory. My thoughts and go out to Billy, Mia, Bianca and Liam in their time of loss with your leaving. Now we will come to know your presence as the warmth of a morning sunrise or a gentle breeze on a cheek. Thank you for having been here with us and we will see you again on the other side. Arohanui

  16. Kurt and Anton Graham
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    Marilyn was a second Mother to my brother and myself, always warm inviting and laughing is how we both remember her.Nothing was ever a problem , no issue was ever so great it couldn’t be resolved , number 1 cook and best fudge maker on the planet too. Truly a wonderful woman and nothing but awesome memories reside with everybody who knew her.. Marilyn will be missed deeply .

  17. Reyne, Alex, Simione, Jessie and Niko
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    Aunty Maize.

    Always one for a wine and a dance, always so bubbly and happy to be around friends and family who you love and loved you so much. We will miss you so much Aunty maize and so sad we could not be there to celebrate you. Have a wine with Nana and Grandad!

    Rest in love Aunty, until we meet again x

  18. Scott, Sarah, Tia, Lyla, Rhys
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    Rest In Peace Maize. It was our great Privilege to have known you and shared many joyful times over the last 13 years at your sons home. Your gentleness and kindness will be missed but we will always remember your laughter and your happiness and the good times shared with our family.

  19. Johanna O'Connell
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    All the best for today Billy and family, you will no doubt all do Marilyn proud. Your hard working mum always looked so glamourous lounging around the Fairhall School pool in her bikini, super tanned! Her move to Melbourne to be with you and your family showed just how much you all loved each other. Treasure the memories. x

  20. Nicola Coburn
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    Sending all our aroha across the Tasman to you Billy. Maize had such a big impact on all her whanau and was such a positive force. Brett has so many happy childhood memories of Maize and that has now extended to our son, Remy. We are so lucky to have been able to call you our aunty, rest in peace but don’t stop dancing. xxx Nic, Brett and Remy.

  21. Rosalie Triolo and Brian Meehan
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    For Billy, Mia, Bianca and Liam,

    Marilyn was much loved by you, and loving of you. She was incredibly proud of you – and happy right to her final day. We hope you can find comfort in the knowledge of each bringing so much respectful and respected joy to the other. And remember always that Marilyn’s best qualities will never be lost to you and all around you if …

    they ‘live on’ in you.

    Rosalie and Brian.

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