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Henrietta "Penny" C. (Lignau) Bobe

February 11, 1929 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 92)


Henrietta “Penny” Bobe, 92, formerly of Barrington and Riverside, died peacefully on November 8, 2021, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Brooklyn, NY to Katharine and Willy Lignau, she held a variety of jobs from telephone operator to payroll specialist, but the role she loved most was mother. After her retirement Penny was a dedicated volunteer, reading the newspaper for INSIGHT Radio, and driving for TAP-IN and her many friends.

Penny was the loving mother of Larry Bobe of Michigan, and Coni Ferland and her husband Richard of Lincoln RI, and the late Judy Bobe. She was a devoted grandmother to Emily Boudreau, and Sarah Isabella and her husband Paul; and great-grandmother to Alex, Aurora, Jackson and Emma. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Bobe. She is survived by her brother Willy G Lignau of New Jersey.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of the Memory Care Unit at Dawn Hill Home in Bristol RI for their loving care.

Calling hours will be November 18, 2021 from 9-11am at Smith-Mason Funeral Home 398 Willett Ave Riverside RI, with service to immediately follow. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to INSIGHT Vision Rehabilitation

43 Jefferson Blvd Warwick RI 02888.


* For the safety of our staff and the families we serve face masks ARE required in the funeral home.



November 18, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith-Mason Funeral Home
398 Willett Avenue; P.O. Box 15305
Riverside, RI 02915

Funeral Service
November 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Smith-Mason Funeral Home
398 Willett Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915


43 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick RI 02888
Tel: 1-401-941-3322

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