BRUNSWICK — Carolyn V. “Penny” Traut, 73, died July 31 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath. She was born in Portland on Nov. 7, 1938, the daughter of Clifford and Frances Lewis Farrell. On Dec. 15, 1962, she married David Traut.

Traut was an avid bingo player and also enjoyed cooking, sewing and working in her flower gardens. She loved to go on trips with her husband and her grandchildren.  

She is survived by her husband, David, of Brunswick; her mother, Frances Caddick, of Kingston, R.I.; a son, Richard Townsend, and his wife, Jean, of Brunswick; a sister, Sandra Rees, and her husband, Jake, of Florida; a brother, Robert Farrell, and his wife, Shirley, of Connecticut; an aunt, Harriet Bouchard, of Millinocket; a granddaughter, Michelle Freeman, and her husband, Stuart, of Topsham; a grandson, David Townsend, and his wife, Jessica, of Massachusetts; and two great-grandsons, Nicholas and Nathan, of Topsham.

Visiting hours were held Aug. 5 at Stetson’s Funeral Home in Brunswick. Burial followed at Varney Cemetery in Brunswick.

Donations in Traut’s memory may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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