Heaven received an angel at the age of 79, Caroline R. (Eastman) Panno, who gained her wings the morning of May 29, 2019, with her daughters by her side.

She was born on March 15, 1940, in Fryeburg, Maine, the daughter of, George P. and Dorothy L. (Cummings) Eastman.

Caroline R. (Eastman) Panno

Caroline worked at several places during her life. Her most passionate thing to do was gardening. She loved to make fudge and was a professional at yard-saling. She loved to knit and sew in her younger days. Family was most important to her. She loved to feed the birds and watch all the different kinds she attracted. She also looked forward to the Fryeburg Fair every year and parking cars. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, and she looked forward to it every year.

Caroline is survived by her two loving daughters, Debra Panno Brennan of Center Conway, N.H.; and Sandra Panno Whitaker and her husband, Kevin B. of Fryeburg; four amazing grandchildren, Donald J. Brennan and his wife, Amanda, of Salem, N.H.; Jennifer L. Brennan of Warwick, R.I.; Jessica L. Whitaker “Babe” and fiancé, Jayson Lusky, of Fryeburg; and Matthew B. Whitaker and wife, Tori, of Gorham, N.H.; six great-grandchildren whom she adored very much; one brother, Robert Eastman; two sisters, Muriel Lord and Fay Parent; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Eastman and Miriam Eastman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Donald J. Panno; a sister, Nancy; three brothers, David, Roger and Raymond; a son-in-law, John L. Brennan.

She will be missed by so many that knew her. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Merriman House for the kind, compassionate and loving care they provided Caroline in her final days.

At Caroline’s request, services will be private. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg.

Gifts may be given in her memory to the Merriman House, 3073 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home at 9 Warren St. in Fryeburg.

Condolences and tributes may be shared at woodfuneralhome.org.

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