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PEAVEY, ALDEN T. "AL"
He was born in Lawrence, on March 16, 1925, son of the late Alden L. and Edith (Turton) Peavey.
He was raised in both Lawrence and Maine, but lived in Tewksbury since 1946.
During World War II, Mr. Peavey served in the Army as a combat engineer. During his service in Europe, he served in many battles, including the Battle of the Bulge.
He worked as a precision machinist during the start-up years of
Wang Laboratories. According to family members, Dr. An Wang convinced Mr. Peavey to open his own company. He later founded Wamesit Engineering, which he operated until his retirement.
Mr. Peavey was a member of the Tewksbury Rotary Club, the U. S. Bunting and Cricket Club in Lowell, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Besides his wife, his survivors include nine children, George M.Peavey, Leslie J. Sullivan and her husband, John, and Stephen L. Peavey all of Tewksbury, Deborah A. Trager, and her husband, Leo, Alden T. "Al" Peavey and his wife, Brenda (Anderson), all of Dracut, Brenda L. Coomas and her husband, Thomas, of Tyngsboro, Richard F.Peavey of Florida, Eleanor M. Lescarbeau and her husband, William, and Paul F. Peavey and his wife, Sabrina (Bezeredy), all of Methuen; five brothers and sisters, Marion Christiansen and her husband, David, and Eleanor
Siopes and her husband, Louis, all of North Andover, Bernice "Bunny" Peavey and Donald Peavey, both of Tewksbury, John Peavey of Shelburne Falls; 19 grandchildren, Kevin, Keith, Alden W., Amy, Caitlin, Marc, Jake, Samantha A., Derek, Philip, John Jr., Jason, Jessica, Alden T.
Jr., Matthew, Adam, Alex, Stephen, and Samantha L; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was also brother of the late George Peavey and the lateDorothea "Dotty Ann" Parke.
(SOURCE) Published in the Lowell Sun in MA 1/25/2005 date of death Jan 23, 2005
(PEAVEY) ALICE E. FERRIERA
Alice E. (Peavey) Ferriera, 70, of Plympton, MA a former compass balancer, died Saturday Jan 21, 2006 at Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
Mrs. Ferriera worked at Ritchie Navigation in Pembroke. She enjoyed yard sales, flea markets and craft sales.
Born in Littleton, she graduated from Kingston High School. She lived in Plympton for 44 years. Wife of the late Joseph Teves Ferriera Jr., she is survived by two sons, Brian Ferriera of Plympton and Stephen Ferriera of Evansville, Ind.; two daughters, Brenda Henden of Nashua, N.H., and Pamela Holder of Carver; three brothers, H. Keith Peavey, Alexis Peavey and Sheldon Peavey, all of Kingston; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday , Jan 26, 2006 in St. Paul Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St., Duxbury MA. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Plympton.
Arrangements were made by Davis Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Source: The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA., Jan 24, 2006
more info: she was the daughter of Howard & Lettie (Burnham) Peavey
PEAVEY, CHARLES R.
Charles R Peavey of Reading, died October 3, 2010. Beloved husband of Susanne S. (Shumski). Father of Spencer C. Peavey and his wife Emily of Bradford, PA. Son of Christine (Scannell) Peavey of Malden and the late Charles Melvin Peavey. Brother of Brian and his wife Mary of Lynnfield, Robert and his wife Joanne of Malden, Nancy White and her husband Stephen of Rowley, Gerald and his wife Carol of Melrose, and Daniel Peavey and his wife Donna of GA. Charlie is also survived by his granddaughter, Breanna Rae Peavey; his beloved Shih-Tzu companions, Samantha, Sandman, and Wesley; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are most respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at St. Theresa's Church, 63 Winter St. (Rte.62) North Reading, on Tuesday, October 5th from 4 thru 8 p.m. and to his Funeral Mass on Wednesday, October 6 in St. Theresa's Church at 10 a.m. Interment Wood End Cemetery, Reading. Donations may be made in Charlie's memory to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02445. Charlie was Vice President of the Puritan Shih-Tzu Club and was a US Army Vietnam War Veteran. (cotafuneralhomes.com) Cota Funeral Home
Source: Boston.com & Costa Funeral Home
PEAVEY, CHRISTINE H. (Scannell).
Christine Hanna Peavey, 95, a longtime resident of Malden, died Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. . Christine was born in the Carney Hospital in Boston in 1912, the daughter of Timothy and Nellie (Reilly) Scannell. She grew up in South Boston where she attended the local school system. After completing her education, she took employment at the New England Telephone Company. She worked there for nearly 10 years before marrying her sweetheart, Charles M. Peavey. The two lived for a couple of years in Dorchester before settling down in Malden to raise their family. While in Malden they became members of St. Josephs Parish. Christine and Charles shared over 50 years together until Charles' passing in 1993. For Christine, nothing was more important to her than her family, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Brian E. Peavey of Lynnfield, Robert D Peavey of Malden, MA, Nancy C. White of Ipswich, MA, Charles R. Peavey of Reading, Gerald F Peavey of Melrose, MA, and Daniel T. Peavey of Stockbridge, GA., as well as 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles M Peavey, her parents, Timothy and Nellie (Reilly) Scannell, her brothers, Daniel, John, Joseph, and Theodore Scannell, and her sisters, Margaret Curley and Sister Helen Scannell.
Visitation will be held at Weir MacCuish Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden, on Tuesday, Oct 18th, from 4-8 PM
Funeral services will be held from the Weir MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden on Wed, Oct 29th at 11am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Josephs Church at 12 noon. Rev. William J. Minigan, Pastor of St. Joseph's Church will be officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
Source: Weir MacCuish Funeral Home / Boston Globe 10/27/2008
PEAVEY, DONALD E.
Donald E. Peavey, age 75, an Army Veteran and commercial tradesman, died Saturday morning, July 2, at the Blairehouse of Tewksbury, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Derby, Maine, one of eight children of the late Alden L. and Edith (Turton) Peavey. His family moved to Trull Road in Tewksbury in 1946, and he graduated from Tewksbury High School with the Class of 1955. He had lived in Tewksbury for the remainder of his life.
He entered into the U.S. Army at the close of the Korean War, and was honorably discharged during the buildup to the Vietnam War.
He had worked for various concrete contractors in the Merrimack Valley during his long career as a cement finisher.
Donald was a Life Member of the U.S. Bunting and Cricket Club in So. Lowell.
He is survived by three sisters, Bernice "Bunny" Peavey, with whom he resided in Tewksbury, Marian Christensen and her husband David, Eleanor Siopes and her husband Louis all on North Andover; a brother, John S. Peavey of Shelbourne Falls, MA; two sisters-in-law, Esther (McMahon) Peavey of Tewksbury and Nancy (Taylor) Peavey of Goffstown, NH; a brother-in-law, Frederick Parke of Windham, NH; numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews; and several great great grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, George H. Peavey, and Alden T. Peavey; and a sister, Dorothea "Dotty Ann" Parke.
His Funeral Service was held Tuesday, July 5, in the funeral home. Following cremation, interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, No. Andover, on Friday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the New England Hospice, 190 Old Derby St, Suite 304, Hingham, MA 020043, are encouraged.
Source: Tewksbury Funeral Home & Lowell Sun, MA… Jul 3,2011
PEAVEY, DORIS M.
EAST LONGMEADOW, MA
Doris (Maling) Peavey, 84, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Julian J. Levitt Family Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow. She was born in 1929 in Cambridge, MA to George and Amanda Maling, and had lived in East Longmeadow for 61 years.
Doris is survived by a son, Douglas W. Peavey of Northampton, three daughters, Donna C. Vetorino and Laura J. Peavey, both of East Longmeadow, and Martha A. Hecker of Maui, HI; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Helen M. LaCroix.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am. February 14, 2009 at the East Longmeadow United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the East Longmeadow United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Rd., E. Longmeadow 01028 or to the Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow, MA 01106.
Source: The Republican & masslive.dotcom …Fri 1/9/2009
PEAVEY, DOROTHY C. (Colburn)
1918 – 2008
Dorothy (Colburn) Peavey, 89, of Northampton, Mass., passed away on October 15, 2008, in a local nursing home.
She leaves her son, Thomas R. Peavey of Springfield, Mo.; her daughter, Margaret Pilgrim of Easthampton, Mass.; a special niece, Carol L. Colburn of Boston, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Her twin sons, Robert R. and Richard R. peavey predeceased Dorothy. Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to Camp Bonnie Brae, c/o Girl Scouts of Pioneer Valley, 40 Harkness Ave., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Boucher-O'Brien Funeral Home, Easthampton, Mass., has been entrusted with her arrangements.
SOURCE: Masslive.com…The Republican
PEAVEY), DOROTHY E. GILES).
Dorothy E. (Peavey) Giles, 88, of Wolfeboro, N.H., formerly of Bradford and Georgetown, died in Wolfeboro on March 9, 2009.
She was born in Haverhill, daughter of the late Ray F. and Grace E. (Tibbetts) Peavey.
She was an LPN for many years at the former Hale Hospital in Haverhill,MA as well as area nursing homes.
Mrs. Giles was the wife of the late Bernard Giles and is survived by her daughter, Janet L. Graham and her husband, Richard, of New Durham, N.H.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral service on Friday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Merton E. Roberts Jr. & Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., Georgetown. Calling hours will be on Thursday, March 12, 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Source: Georgetown Record Tues Mar 10, 2009
PEAVEY, FLORENCE I. (Kelly)
Former longtime Nashua NH resident
Florence Irene (Andrews) Kelly Peavey, 77, formerly of Nashua, NH died May 25, 2003, at Heritage Manor Nursing Care Center in Lowell, Mass.
Mrs. Peavey was born May 11, 1926, in Lancaster, daughter of the late Alfred and Doris (Reeves) Andrews. She was a resident of Nashua for many years.
She was the widow of Charles Kelly and Walter Peavey.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Peavey worked as a quality control inspector in the vacuum cleaner industry. She was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Hollis.
Mrs. Peavey was predeceased by a son, Charles P. Kelly, who died during the Vietnam War in 1967.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy S. (Kelly) Lyon of Milford; three granddaughters, Shannon Turcotte of Francestown, Paula Bellemore of New Boston and Pamela Dunhom of Milford; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 30, 2003 morning at The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St., in Lowell, MA., at 11 a.m. Committal services will be private.
The O’Donnell Funeral Home in Lowell, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.
Source: The Milford cabinet …Nov 1, 2003
PEAVEY, FRANCES M. LESSOR
Frances M. Lessor-Peavey, 96, of Dracut, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Saints Memorial Medical Center, Lowell.
She was the widow of Harry J. Peavey Jr. who died in 1998.
Mrs. Peavey was born May 17, 1910 in Meriden, Conn., the daughter of John Edward and Margaret V. (Skinner) Watts.
Mrs. Peavey lived in New Hampshire, including the Lakes Region, for many years before moving to Dracut 50 years ago. She was employed at the Magown Educator Food Co. for several years.
Mrs. Peavey was a communicant of St. Francis Church in Dracut.
Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Lessor LaBarre, of Venice, Fla.; five grandchildren, Linda Dyer, Edward LaBarre, Glenn LaBarre, Todd LaBarre and Luann Chapman; seven great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements.
FORT DEVENS, MA
Boston, MA Cocoanut Grove Club Fire, Nov 1942
Lowell MA… Scores of charred bodies remain unidentified in Boston morgues. Greater Lowell had already counted 10 dead and one missing in the horrible holocaust enacted at the Cocoanut Grove club Saturday night, as the tragic list kept mounting early this afternoon.
Missing: Peavey, Jane, daughter of Col. Harry C. Peavey, Fort Devens.
Late reports placed among the missing and probably dead, the name of Miss Jane Peavey, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Harry C. Peavey of Fort Devens. Miss Peavey’s father, dental chief at the fort, was leading a search for his this noon, with but scant hope of finding her alive.
Miss Peavey was an Emerson college student and a thorough search was being made for her. Hope was scant, however, as she had not returned home or to school. It was definitely known that she left the college Saturday declaring she wanted to go to the Cocoanut Grove, with a group of friends. She and her parents were well known in the Fort Devens district, as Col Peavey has been on duty there for several years.
source: The Lowell Sun Massachusetts 1942-11-30
PEAVEY, JOHN HALBERT
LEOMINSTER , MA
John H. Peavey, 101 years old of Leominster, died Saturday, September 4, 2010 in HealthAlliance-Leominster Hospital.
He is survived by his son Brad J. Peavey and his wife Sally E. Peavey of Canterbury CT, his granddaughter Kelly M. Schindler and her husband Sgt. Jason Schindler, U.S.M.C. of Sterling MA, his grandson Pfc. Sean T. Peavey U.S.M.C. of Beaufort SC and his great-granddaughter, Molly Schindler of Sterling MA. He was predeceased by his wife E. Jane (Thomas) Peavey in 2001.
Mr. Peavey was born in Patton Maine on April 5, 1909, son of John Henry and Edith (Hutchiens) Peavey and had lived in Leominster for the past 64 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, having served as a paratrooper in the 88th Airborne Glider Battalion. Mr. Peavey was a barber for 50 years and owned and operated a Barber Shop in Leominster for many years before retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church and the Wilder Lodge of Masons in Leominster.
PEAVEY -- Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 3-5 P.M. in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. Burial service will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pilgrim Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 26 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise on September 8, 2010
Submitted by Cynthia Hassell through Charlie McGibbon
PEAVEY, LEROY DEERING
LEROY D. PEAVEY, STATISTICIAN, DIES
Former President of Babson Institute Had Been With Firm for 24
PREDICTED MARKET CRASH
Warned Against Buying Year in Advance of Crisis " Served as
Bridge Engineer Special to the New York Times
WATERTOWN, Mass, March 25, 1937, Leroy Deering Peavey, former president of Babson's Statistical Organization,Wellesley Hills, died today at his home here. His age was 61.
He became president upon retirement of Roger Babson, who Formed the organization.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Nottage Peavey; a son, Roswell Charles Peavey; four daughters, Mrs. Leonard Spangenberg, Miss Grace Augusta Peavey, and Miss Edith Gilman Peavey, all of Watertown, and Mrs. J. Melvin Griffin of Framingham, and four grandchildren.
Mr. Peavey, as president of Babson's Statistical Organization,
predicted the great crash of September, 1929, a full year before it happened. He was a chief speaker at frequent business and financial conferences in New York and elsewhere before his retirement.
Mr. Peavey was born in Exeter, N.H., March 11, 1876, son of Sam Roswell and Mary Augusta Smith Peavey. He was graduated from Phillips
Exeter Acadamy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Having been educated as an engineer, Mr. Peavey engaged in structural steel work here and in Boston from 1898 to 1900, and was assistant engineer of the
American Bridge Company and Boston Bridge Works for three years thereafter. Then he was chief engineer for H.P.Converse Co. of Boston, bridge builders, until 1910.
He was interested in church work and the study of genealogy. He was active in the Gideon Society and for many years was treasurer and superintendent of the First Nazarene Church in Malden. He at one time was a member of the general board of the denomination and a treasurer of Eastern Nazarene College. He was a member of the Executive Club of Boston and while at Babson Park wrote numerous newspaper article.
For twenty-four years up to his retirement in 1934, Mr. Peavey was with Babson's Statistical Organization, being a director and vice president from 1912 to 1925, when he became president. At the National Business Conference under the sponsorship of Babson's at Wellesley Hills, Mass.,
September, 1928, Mr. Peavey warned the present was a particularly unfavorable and hazardous time for buying stocks, and he advised extreme caution in selecting investments for at least the next two years.
(SOURCE) Obituaries, photocopies from newspaper - paper name not given (photocopy)
(Boston Globe "94" handwritten at the top of the obituary photocopy)
(Boston Herald 3/26/37 handwritten bottom of obituary) (Apri 1937 Bulletin handwritten to right of obituary photocopy)
PEAVEY, LETTIE R. (BURNHAM),
PEAVEY, Lettie R., age 78, Kingston, MA, b.Cornville, ME d. Jun 1984
husband - Howard J. Peavey,
children - H. Keith, Kingston, MA; Alice E. Ferriera, Plympton, MA;
Sheldon, Kingston; Edna E. True, Kingston; Mrs. Rich. K. Bonney, Lake St. Kingston, MA 02364
Jun 21, 1984; 080; Misc.; Book 23; page 88
SOURCE: Handwritten Obituaries Notes, Portland Press Herald
Marie (McKay) Peavey, 73, of Norton, formerly of Foxboro, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012 after a long illness. She passed away in her home and was surrounded by the comfort of her loving family.
She was the wife of Ralph V. Peavey II for 52 years. Marie was the mother of Cheri (Peavey) Lynch and her husband Luke of Franklin, Ralph Peavey III and his wife Diane of North Attleboro and Joseph Peavey and his wife Theresa of Pawtucket. Adam, Jared and Laura Lynch of Franklin, Lily Peavey of Pawtucket and Nicholas Peavey of North Attleboro all called her "Grandma." Marie was sister to Alice McNamara, Warren McKay and Grace Wolstencroft of Foxboro and John McKay of New Mexico. Sister of the late Charles, Thomas, William Raymond and Margaret McKay and Mary Lunn. Marie was also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Marie was active in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were younger. She enjoyed arts and crafts and reading. Marie was a graduate of Foxboro High School, Class of 1956. She enjoyed traveling in the United States and Nova Scotia. Her favorite hobby was that of genealogical research of the McKay family, of which she met several relatives in Nova Scotia.
A wake will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation to follow with burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stewardship Hospice, 30 Perwal Street, Westwood, MA 02090.
Source: Sun Chronical Attleboro MA Jan 7, 2012 & Roberts & Sons Funeral Home
PEAVEY, MARY (Drew)
Mrs. Mary Drew Peavey died yesterday, June 23, 1901 at the age of 106 years. She had been a Methodist for ninety years.
Mrs. Peavey was born in Hollis, Maine on May 16, 1795. She had eleven children, two of whom survive. She also had twenty grandchildren, over forty great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Source: Brooklyn Eagle page 7 , Brooklyn NY- June 24, 1901
PEAVEY, MARY S.
Mary S. (Sweet) Peavey, 81, of McPherson Park, Gloucester, MA died July 1, 2008, at Addison Gilbert Hospital, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Roy B. “Bud” Peavey, who died in December 1995. They had shared 48 years of marriage.
Born in Gloucester, MA August 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Jennie (Fraser) Sweet. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and attended Gloucester public schools.
She was a longtime member of the Gloucester Fraternity Club, where she and Bud initiated and were active volunteers of the monthly Friday night dinner and dances for special needs families on Cape Ann. Mrs. Peavey was also a member of the Holy Name Society of the Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.
For over 30 years, she loved going on vacation with her family to Old Orchard Beach in Maine. She loved playing cards with family and friends, especially her sister Blanche. She also enjoyed taking bus trips with her daughter Debbie, sisters and friends and especially enjoyed day trips and shopping with her grandson Timmy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Peavey is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah A. and Robert Conrad, Lois F. and Walter A. Day, Mary Jane and Robert Nelson, Nancy M. and Robert Fulford; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roy B. Peavey Jr., Robert J. and Amy (Pettinger) Peavey, and Don A. and Leslie (Watson) Peavey; 10 grandchildren, James M. Silva, Christine A. Mondello and Toni-Lee Mondello, Nekole Howard, Amy David, Tammy M. Sainato, Jaimie Klopotoski, Brandon R. Peavey, Timothy M. Fulford and Olivia Peavey, all of Gloucester; seven great-grandchildren, Justin R. and Jacob A. MacDonald, Mellissa A. Silva, Zachary M. Burke and Gavin D. Sainato, Wade and Jenna Howard; two sisters, Blanche Kilman and Jennie Sweet; a brother and sister-in-law, Elias and Nina (Orlando) Sweet; and her sister-in-law, Barbara, wife of Leo Amero.
She was also predeceased by two sisters, Grace Sweet and Cora Chadwick, and six brothers, Ralph G. Jr., John M., William R., Elwood, Forrest “Bud” and Homer Sweet.
Her funeral service will be held Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 10 a.m. in Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St., Gloucester. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, July 2, 5-8 p.m. in Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.
PEAVEY, MELVIN H.
Melvin H. Peavey, 56, son of the late
George and Mary Murray Peavey passed away at his home
in Dorchester Mass. Tuesday, October 22, 1940 from a heart attack.
Mr Peavey was born in South Boston and made his home in that
vicinity during his entire life, having been engaged, in the trucking business.
The funeral was held in Dorchester Thursday, and he was brought to Dexter Friday where services were held at the Ramsay & Gates funeral parlors by the Rev. Kenneth R. Hutchinson. Interment was held at the family lot at Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Ella Doyle Peavey he is survived by five
children, Francis, Charles, Dorothy and Paul of Dorchester , and Mrs Adrian Davis, of Washington , D. C.; two brothers , George I. of Bangor and Edwin of Garland; one sister, Mrs. Charles Dudley of Dexter; an
aunt, Mrs. Eliza Parkman of Dexter, also several nephews and nieces including Walter Dudley of this town.
(SOURCE) The Eastern Gazette, ME Oct. 31,1940 pg 5
Miriam (Dodge) Peavey , born June 22, 1930 of Everett died on January 1. She was 81 years old.
An avid gardener and reader, she was a former longtime employee for Stop & Shop in Everett.
She was the beloved wife of Melvin F. “Bud” Peavey; loving mother of Kenneth F. Peavey and his wife, Betty of Peabody, Nancy R. Gallagher of Billerica and Susan E. Guess and her husband, Mark of Des Moines, IA. She is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and one cherished great grandchild.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, January 5 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Radius HealthCare Activity Fund, 56 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
Source: JF Long Funeral Home & The Everett Independent Newspaper , MA
(PEAVEY) , PHOEBE E. DRAPER
The funeral for Phoebe E. Draper, 92, formerly of South Meadow Street, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce C. Smith, pastor of Stone Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in North Watertown Cemetery.
Mrs. Draper died Monday, March 31, 2009 at Samaritan Keep Home, where she had been a resident for more than seven years.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Draper was a clerk at Flower Memorial Library, Washington Street, from December 1964 to July 1975.
Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Ogdensburg, daughter of William and Elsie Fetterley Peavey, she graduated from Watertown High School in 1935 and from the College Center of Watertown.
She married Philip A. Draper on June 17, 1939, at Stone Street Presbyterian Church. Mr. Draper, a retired director of distribution at the Watertown Daily Times, died July 4, 1991.
Mrs. Draper was the oldest living member of Stone Presbyterian Church and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Pillar Point.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, David A. and Dawn, Watertown and Florida, and Brian W. and Alice, Adams; a sister, Sarah Hyde, Bowie, Md.; six granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Lloyd and George Peavey, and two sisters, Inez Peavey and Gladys Phillips, died before her.
Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at Stone Presbyterian Church or to Flower Memorial Library.
Source: Watertown Daily Times , MA….4/1/2009
(PEAVEY) PHYLLIS L. McDONOUGH,
Phyllis L. (Peavey) of Saugus and Everett, died November 4, 2008, at 91 years. Born in Everett MA, Feb 2, 1917, she was the beloved wife of the late John T. McDonough. Loving mother of Marjorie Cassely of Peabody, Phyllis Haroutunian of Billerica, and Dorothy McVey of Delaware. Dear sister of Melvin Peavey of Everett and Virginia Flight of Billerica. She is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Friday, Nov. 7th., at 10 AM. Visiting hours Thursday from 4 - 8 PM. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Mrs. McDonough was a longtime bookkeeper for the Everett Credit Union and a member of ICC Ladies Sodality.
Source: Boston Globe 11-6-2008 & jfwardfuneralhome.dot.com
Rebecca (Dooey) Peavey, 93, of Haverhill, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Hannah Duston Health Care Center in Haverhill, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Eastbrook, Maine, she was the daughter of the late, Daniel D. and Lucy (Rankin) Dooey. She attended Bangor Public Schools and was a Graduate of Bangor High School. She earned her teaching degree from Wheaton College, Graduating in 1939. She was a member of the West Parish Congregational Church.
Mrs. Peavey was employed as a librarian in Bangor, Maine, and later Haverhill. She taught children with special needs in the Haverhill Public School System. She enjoyed researching her family genealogy and wrote of her family history.
She leaves four sons, David C., Jonathan D., Timothy D. and Daniel F., two daughters, Diane B. and Deborah L. Aldridge, twenty-three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial are private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Rte 125) Haverhill.
Source: Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home Haverhill, MA July 2010
PEAVEY, ROBERT, DANIEL
Robert Daniel Peavey, a long-time resident and business owner in Malden passed away on Monday morning, November 26, 2012 with his family by his side, he was 69. Born in Dorchester on May 27, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Christine H. (Scannell) Peavey. Bob was raised in Malden and educated in Everett at the Everett Vocational School. In 1966, Bob and his brother, Brian, went in to business starting PV Performance Center on Salem Street in Malden. The shop quickly took off, selling performance and custom racing accessories. Over time, PV Performance had expanded to eight locations and became one of the regions top wholesale distributors across Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. The main store is still in business today, located across from Pine Banks Park being managed by Mike Goffredo, Bob’s lifelong friend. Bob was truly fortunate to be successful in a business he loved. He retired from PV Performance in 2005 to spend more time with his family.
Bob had many life passions. Fitness and health were important to Bob; he loved to exercise, body-build and stay in shape. He loved to take long walks daily, Pine Banks in Malden and Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield being his favorite spots. Bob also was an accomplished musician. He played drums for The Jupiters, a local rock ‘n roll band that played in Boston and local clubs in the 60’s. Bob was a huge fan of NHRA Drag Racing and would go all over to see the races. Through all of his life’s accomplishments and interests, Bob truly was a family man who was devoted entirely to his loving family. “Pop-Pop” cherished the times he was able to play with his grandson, Ayden, taking him to the local parks and on neighborhood strolls. Bob will no doubt be missed by all that his spirit touched.
Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joanne Peavey of Malden, his children; Robert D. Peavey, Jr. of Methuen and Laura A. Peavey of Malden, his adoring grandson, Ayden Peavey of Danvers, his siblings, Brian E. Peavey of Lynnfield, Nancy C. White of Ipswich, Gerald F. Peavey of Melrose, and Daniel T. Peavey of Stockbridge, GA.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Charles R. Peavey.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 in the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St. Wakefield at 11 AM. Pastor Richard Weisenbach will be presiding. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Visitation will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM.
Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to: Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.
Source: Weir MacCuish Funeral Home, Malden MA
ROBERT J. PEAVEY
Robert J. Peavey, 57, died as a result of a snowmobile accident in Maine on Friday, March 7, 2014. He was married to his true love, Amy (Pittenger) Peavey. They had shared nearly 24 years of marriage.
Born in Gloucester MA on June 7, 1956, he was the son of the late Roy B. “Bud” and Mary S. (Sweet) Peavey.
He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester. In his early years, he was a commercial fisherman aboard gillnetters, swordfish boats and seine boats from Gloucester to Maine. However, his passion was lobstering out of Lanes Cove on his boat, the F/V Intruder. He could often be seen driving through Lanesville with his dog, Junie B by his side. He was employed by the City of Gloucester for the Department of Public Works and maintained the step system on the back of the Cape.
He was a family man and was devoted to his wife and daughters, Jaimie and Olivia, who lit up his world. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends who loved him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Jaimie Leigh Klopotoski and Olivia Patricia Peavey; three sisters, Deborah Peavey Conrad, Lois, wife of Walter Day, Nancy Peavey Fulford; two brothers, Roy B. “Barry” Peavey, Jr. and Don A., husband of Leslie (Watson) Peavey; an aunt, Blanche Kilman, all of Gloucester; mother-in-law, Patricia Pittenger; and in-laws, Lisa, wife of David McIlwain, Anne Pittenger, Sally Pittenger, Jane, wife of Steve Bernard, Greta, wife of Philip Brackett and Robert, husband of Amanda Pittenger, all of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews, James Silva, Christine and Toni-Lee Mondello, Nicole Howard, Amy David, Tammy Sainato, Timothy Fulford, Brandon Peavey, Victoria McIlwain, Jessica and Jill Pittenger, Corinne Kerr, Ashley Mellett, Michael Pittenger, Abigail and Steven Bernard, Will Brackett, Ella and Ben Pittenger; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary Jane Nelson, and father-in-law, Robert Pittenger.
His funeral service will be held on Friday in the Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday in the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, from 4 to 7 p.m
Source: Gloucester Times , Mar 12 2014
(PEAVEY) , SHARON A. LENTNER
TURNERS FALLS, MA
Sharon A. (Peavey) Lentner, 50, formerly of Easthampton MA, died Tuesday (7-29-08) at the Farren Care Center in Montague City.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Kostanski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sympathy message available at kostanskifuneralhome.com.
Source: Recorder.com..Greenfield MA--wed, Jul 30, 2008
PEAVEY, SHELDON W.
Sheldon W. Peavey of Kingston passed away February 23, 2010 after battling Pulmonary Fibrosis, he was 71. He fought the disease with Courage and Faith.
He leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Barbara H. Peavey and his 3 children; April, Jason and Jill, their spouses, Dianne, John and Kieran respectively; 2 grandchildren, Amelia 6 and Jeremy 3, and also his brother Alex Peavey. Sheldon had many friends and family who loved him.
Sheldon was born in W. Acton MA on April 1, 1938 to Howard and Lettie (Burnham) Peavey of Montville, ME. He was one of six children. He grew up in Kingston where he graduated from Silver Lake HS class of 1956. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he majored in Astro Physics. He was drafted into the Army and served as an MP at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. He loved working outdoors and loved to make people laugh and was involved in many church activities. Sheldon was a problem solver and was creative in so many ways.
Donations may be made in Sheldons name to Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square Plymouth, MA 02360. Calling hours will be held at Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St., CARVER (Rte 58), Friday, February 26 from 4-8 p.m..
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 27 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Pilgrimage, Town Sq., Plymouth. For online condolences and directions please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com
Source: The Brockton Enterprise on 2/25/2010 & Kingston Reporter 2/25/ thru 3/4 2010
(PEAVEY) VIRGINIA E. FLIGHT
Virginia E. (Peavey) Flight Of Billerica, formerly of Reading and Pensacola, FL, Aug. 9, 2009.
Beloved wife of the late Harold W. Flight, Sr. Devoted mother of Harold W. Flight, Jr and his wife Mary Lee of Ocala, FL and Virginia E. Johnson and her late husband Arthur Dewey of Wilmington. Sister of Melvin "Bud" Peavey and his wife Miriam of Everett and the late Dorothy Bradford, Phyllis McDonough, and Shirley Gauthier. She was the loving Grandmother of Karen Cummings of Akron, NY, Wendy (Flight) Schultz and husband Douglas of Akron, NY, Yvette (Johnson) Atkinson and husband Thomas of Londonderry, NH, Harold L. Flight and wife Jennifer of Tyrone, GA, Jeffery Flight and wife Heidi of Colorado Springs, CO, Arthur D. Johnson III and wife Michelle of Wilmington, and Kristen Johnson of Wilmington. Also survived by 13 Great-Grandchildren.
Visiting Hours in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple St., LYNN, on Friday from 4-7PM followed by a Funeral Service at 7PM. Relatives and friends invited. Gifts in Virginia's name may be sent to the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley, 80 Boston Rd., Billerica, MA 01862. Online memorial at www.mem.com. .
Source: The Boston Globe…Aug 13, 2009
(PEAVEY) , VIVIAN LACERDA MANNING
Vivien (Peavey) Lacerda Manning, 92, of Gloucester, died May 12, 2008, at the Harborside Healthcare Cedar Glen in Danvers MA. She was the wife of the late Russell Lacerda and the late Peter Manning.
Born in Gloucester, March 18, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Borba) Peavey. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1933.
Mrs. Lacerda Manning had been employed for many years as a sales clerk at the former Almy’s and W.G. Brown department stores in Gloucester.
She was an active lifelong member of the Gloucester Fraternity Club, where she helped cook the Crowning meals. She was also a member of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, where she was active in the Guild. She was proud of her Portuguese heritage.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Don A. and Joyce Lacerda of Gloucester and Russell R. and Barbara Lacerda of Danvers; a stepson, Robert and his wife, Loretta Manning, of Carmel, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Gail Stewart of Londonderry, N.H., Joyce and her husband, Mark Kornachuk, of North Andover, Brad and his wife, Michelle Lacerda, of Peabody, and April and her husband, James Hautala, of Gloucester; six step-grandchildren, Deborah and her husband, Richard Iappini, of Falmouth, Carl and his wife, Deady Sinagra, of Locust Hill, Va., Sandra Sinagra, her companion, Charles Kevorkian, and her daughter, Jessica Sinagra, all of Gloucester, Peter and his wife, Elizabeth Sinagra, of Buffalo, N.Y., Christine and her husband, Michael Hallinan, of Spartanburg, S.C., and Mary Catherine and her husband, Kevin Wheeler, of Amenia, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren, Robert Luttrell of Grand Prairie, Texas, Selena and Ashley Stewart, both of Londonderry, N.H., Kaitlin Kornachuk of North Andover and Nathan Hautala of Gloucester; a sister, Barbara Amero; and a sister-in-law, Mary Peavey, both of Gloucester; a special friend, David Ingersoll of Rowley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Roy “Bud” Peavey; her stepdaughter, Phyllis (Manning) and her husband, Capt. Carlo Sinagra.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, Prospect Street, Gloucester. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, May 14, 4-8 p.m. in Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930 or to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Source: Danvers Herald, MA, Tues May 13, 2008
PEAVLER, ANNA G. (Curley)
BOSTON-Of TAUNTON MA
In Boston, June 8, 2008 Anna G. died suddenly in Tufts N.E. Medical Center at the age of 73. Anna was the beloved wife of Leonard Peavler. They have lived in East Taunton since 1963, raising their four children there. She was born in Boston to her late parents James & Anna (Luppold) Curley, and was educated there. Anna was a homemaker most of her life until working for H&L Bloom Co. in Taunton. Anna retired in 2003 to care for her grandchildren, which she cherished most. Anna enjoyed reading and traveling, but most of all loved being with her family.
Anna also leaves her children, Christine Costa and her husband Michael of Taunton, Anna Goss and her husband Timothy of Middleboro, Jaimie Pereira and her husband Dan of East Taunton and her late son Everett Peavler. Her siblings Thomas Curley of Randolph, Barbara Taylor of East Taunton, Charles Curley of East Taunton and the late James Curley. Anna’s grandchildren, Michael Costa Jr., Amanda Costa, Kevin Costa, Sarah Goss, Abigail Goss, Jenna Pereira and her soon-to-arrive grandson, Jacob Pereira.
Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St. in Taunton on Thursday, June 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church in East Taunton at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Interment in the family lot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton.
Donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Everett Peavler Scholarship Fund, Taunton High School, 50 Williams St. in Taunton, 02780. Visit our website www.okeefewade.com to sign the online guestbook, obituaries & directions.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette on line Jun 11, 2008
Elizabeth (Johnson) Peavy age 85 of Lincoln , MA passed away on Thursday January 10, 2013 she was the beloved wife of the late Leopold Peavy, Jr.
Born in Darien, Wisconsin on October 17, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Gertrude (Lawson) Johnson
Betsy was the past president of the Lincoln Garden Club, The Old Town Hall Exchange and active in many charities in and around the greater Boston area.
She is survived by her loving children Leopold "Dexter" Peavy III and his wife Maria Wolog Peavy of Woodbridge, CT and Sara Peavy of New York, NY. Cherished grandmother of Leopold Peavy IV, Natalia Elizabeth Peavy, George Andrew Peavy and Katherine Sara Peavy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord.
Source: Concord Funeral Home, Concord MA
PEAVY, LEOPOLD JR.
Leopold Peavy Jr. of Lincoln, a retired stockbroker and company vice president, died at his home Tuesday after a long illness. He was 86.
Born in Boston, he lived in Lincoln for 50 years. A 1935 graduate of Belmont Hill School, he went on to graduate from Harvard University in 1939. He served as his Harvard class agent for more than 60 years.
During World War II, Mr. Peavy served as a captain in the Army and was stationed in Alaska with the Medical Corps.
Widely known in the investment field, he began his career as a stockbroker with Estabrook and Company in the 1950s. He went on to work at Tucker Anthony Inc., where he retired as vice …
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PEAVY, PAUL WATSON
ORLEANS, CAPE COD MA
Paul Watson Peavy, 94, died Monday at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brewster, after a long illness. He was the husband of Martha Lofgren Peavy, who died in 2000. They were married for 65 years.
Mr. Peavy was born in New York City and raised in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1929 and earned a bachelor's in English in 1934 from Colgate University, where he was an accomplished tennis player. He later obtained a master's from Columbia University.
Before World War II, he was a high school teacher and principal in Puerto Rico. He then enlisted in the Navy, served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and attained the rank of lieutenant commander.
After his discharge in 1946, he joined the Ford Motor Co. international division. He rose through the ranks and became an area manager for Ford in South America.
While traveling extensively throughout South America and the Caribbean, he moved his family to Colombia and Venezuela. Besides his work in South America, his management assignments also included positions in Spain and Japan. He retired to South Orleans in 1974.
Mr. Peavy starting playing golf while at Ford, but loved tennis. After retiring he joined the U.S. Tennis Association and won many titles, both on the Cape Cod and national senior levels. He eventually rose to the rank of No. 1 in the National USTA ''70 and over'' category and later in the ''75 and over'' category. After retiring from active competition, he continued playing the sport into his 90s.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Anne Harrison of Highland Park, Ill., Martha Sekerak of Harwich and Laura Meyi of Marblehead; two sisters, Lucille Miller of Victoria, Texas, and Fannie Belle Brauer of Yelm, Wash.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Route 28, Harwich Port. Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to National Organization for Rare Disorders, P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968.
source: Cape Cod Times April 7, 2006
PEVA, KATHERINE M. (Aloi)
Katherine M. (Aloi) Peva, 72, died December 28, 2007 at Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, MA. She was a Hampstead resident for 11 years.
Katherine was born and raised in Malden, MA graduating from Malden High School. She later moved to Salem, where she lived for 30 years. Katherine was a homemaker for many years and loved cooking and spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling with the Seniors; collecting things and attending church. Katherine retired from Honda Motors in Salem where she worked as a Secretary.
Katherine was predeceased by her beloved husband Stanley W. Peav, Jr.
She is survived by her son Frederick S. Peva and wife Rhonda of Barrington; daughters Doreen and husband Alan Curley of Palm Coast, FL, Susan Hunt and fianc? Kevin McLaughlin of Portsmouth, brothers Frederick Aloi of Plum Island, MA and Gregory Aloi of Farmington; ten grandchildren, Justin, Tara, Tommy, John and Jimmy Hunt, Erin, Ryan and Shannon Curley, Daniel Peva and Nicole Audet.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated on January 3 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 OR American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.
source: Carriage Town News - Jan 8, 2008
PEVERLY, HORACE LOOMIS
Birth: 1838 - Death: 1911
Horace Loomis Peverly
He was born in 1838 at Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He married Elizabeth Ellen Potter on 4 Jan 1860.
At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Horace gave his occupation as painter. On 12 Jul 1861 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a corporal, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old. On 1 May 1862 Horace was promoted to Corporal. He was wounded on the legs on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. On 18 Feb 1863 Horace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability. On 17 Sep 1870, at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace was inscribed on the town Civil War monument.
Horace Loomis Peverly died on 12 Apr 1911 at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, He was 73 years old.
Burial:Howard Street Cemetery Northborough,
Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
PEVEY, FREDRICK J. SR.
Frederick J. Pevey Sr., 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at his home with his family. He was the husband of Helen (Cebula) Pevey.
He was born in Lowell on June 14, 1925, the son of the late Joseph H. and Beatrice (Morris) Peavey. Mr. Pevey was raised and educated in Lowell. He attended Merrimack College.
During World War II, Mr. Pevey served as a corporal in Company B with the Army’s 188th Combat Engineers. He was honorably discharged after seeing combat in Northern France and the Rhineland. Mr. Pevey was the recipient of the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
The Peveys moved to Chelmsford several years after their marriage, where they resided for more than 50 years in North Chelmsford.
Mr. Pevey was employed by Lowell Gas Co., and later became involved in the printing business for many years. He managed printing departments at Sanders Associates in Nashua, Scott’s jewelry stores, and Reiss Associates, both in Lowell. He also worked for Philips Academy in Andover before his retirement.
He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans Chapter Edith N. Rogers 25, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3291 in Pepperell, the AW Vinal American Legion Post 313 in North Chelmsford, the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks 2310, Tyngsboro Sportsmen’s Club, and the East End Club in Lowell.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by three sons, Frederick J. Pevey Jr. and his wife, Kathi, of Germantown, Tenn., David H. Pevey of Tyngsboro, and Dale D. Pevey and his wife, Kimberly (Burnette), of Lowell; a daughter, Donna Ann Marie and her husband Robert J. Langlois of Lowell; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Ross and her husband, Lawrence A., of Tyngsboro, and Esther St. Cyr of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Madonna Pevey, Evelyn (Pevey) (Bentis) Tata, and Pauline (Pevey) Zipps, and the uncle of the late James Bentis.
A funeral was held Dec. 1, at the Dolan Funeral Home in Chelmsford, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.
For those who wish, contributions in Mr. Pevey’s memory may be made to the Greater Lowell VNA Allegiance Hospice, P.O. Box 1965, Lowell, MA 01853, or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
source: Chelmsford Independent Dec 6, 2006
PEVEY, LYMAN E
OSSIPEE & CHELMSFORD, MA
Lyman E. Pevey Sr., 89, formerly of Ossipee and Chelmsford, Mass., died June 16, 1999 at York Hospital in York, Maine.
He was born December 1, 1909 in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late John and Susan Richardson Pevey. He graduated from Chemsford High School and attended art school in Boston.
Mr. Pevey retired in 1970 as vice president of Wright Trucking Co. in Lowell. He was a Mason, initially affiliated with William Sewall Gardner Lodge in Lowell, and recently the Unity Lodge in Union.
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and painting landscapes, flowers, ships and local scenes.
His family includes his wife of 66 years, Ruth M. Carlsen Pevey of York, Maine; a son, Lyman E. Pevey Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the Second Congregational Church in Ossipee. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, Mass.
Donations in Mr. Pevey's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Caregivers, First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro, P.O. Box 913, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Arrangements by Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Services of Wolfeboro and West Ossipee.
PEVEY, ORIANNA E.
Miss Orianna E. Pevey, a resident of Lowell all her life, died yesterday March 16, 1927 at her home, 124 Stevens street, aged 79 years and 8 months.
She leaves several cousins. Miss Pevey was a member of the First Baptist church and had been prominently connected with it for many years.
Source: Lowell Sun, Lowell MA Mar 17, 1927
Additional information found and believed to be same person as in above obituary!
Orianna Elizabeth Peavey/Peva/Pevey
Born 1847 to Merrill Cummings Pevey and Elizabeth Stone in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1850 went to Utah with her parents but they left Mormonism and returned to Lowell by 1860. She worked as a seamstress, never married and lived with her parents until their deaths. In 1910, she was living with Alfred F. and Florence G. Prescott in Lowell. In 1920 she was a lodger with the John Kydd family, next door to her cousin, Franklin S. Pevey (son of Abiel).
(PEVEY), PAMELA L. MINEHART
Pamela L. Minehart, 52, passed away Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2007. She was born on July 6, 1955, the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Ann (Boyle) Pevey of California.
She leaves her husband of 23 years, Russell T. Minehart; four children, Narissa Newton of CA, Michael Newton of CO, Melanie and Ryan Minehart, both of Oakham; a brother, Jack Pevey of CO and four grandchildren.
She lived in California for 46 years before moving to Massachusetts. She loved to spend time with her family and friends, going on walks with her husband, making crafts and most importantly taking care of those around her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A celebration of Pamelas life will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at 10:00 AM in Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 S. Barre Rd., Barre. Burial will be private, for the family.
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA… Nov. 25,2007
MISCELLANEOUS MASSACHUSETTS OBITUARIES
BELLOWS, FRED E, Jr..
husband of Isobel (Peavey)
Of Milton, formerly of Sharon, Fred E. Bellows,died Dec 2,2007 at age 86.
An aviator turned educator, Mr. Bellows found his love of flying at an early age. "As I grew older, airplanes became works of art to my young mind," he wrote in the Atlantic Flyer newspaper in 2002.
He started flying right after high school; he eventually accumulated enough flying hours and experience to pass his private pilot test in 1941. The next year, Mr. Bellows received his instructor rating and started at Wiggins Airways in Norwood. He worked as an aerobatic pilot and an instructor until 1962.
He was the husband of the late Isobel (Peavey) Bellows who died in 2001. Loving father of Fred N. Bellows of Weston, Jane Maier of Reston, VA and Susan Kernan of Milton. Brother of Irma B. Murphy of South Dennis, also survived by 6 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 15th 2007at 1:30 pm at the First Congregational Church, 29 No. Main St. Sharon.
Relatives & friends kindly invited. In lieu of flowers donations in Fred's memory may be made to Partners Hospice, 218 Winter St., Suite 200, Waltham MA 02451 (or www.partnershomecare. org/hospice)
Joseph R. Keating Funeral Home 4650 Main St. Sharon, MA 1-781-484-5811
source: Boston Globe on 12/14/2007
husband of Joan Carlson, a Peavey descendant
Roland Carlson, 81, a resident of Taunton, died March 21, 2011, at Morton Hospital.
He was born, on April 27, 1929, in New Milford, CT, son of Carl E. and Ruth (Hellstrand) Carlson. He grew up, in Pawtucket, RI, where he graduated from East High School in 1947. After High School he joined the Navy, in 1947, and served as a Machinists Mate General Fireman in the Korean War and then the reserves until 1955. In the early 1950’s, into the 1990’s, he volunteered for the American Red Cross for both the State of RI and MA, teaching courses in first aid, swimming, life saving, CPR, canoeing, and water safety.
He loved being on the water and being around boats, sailing or working on them and being with his family, doing all kinds of activities with them. He was dedicated and hard worker through out his life and held a full time and part time job, at the same time, never wanting to be idle. He worked as an installer and pipe fitter for the Blackstone Valley Gas and Electric Company, in RI, and a tractor trailer driver, for many companies including Roadway, First National Stores, and A& P Market. He also worked as a pipe fitter for Texas Instruments in Attleboro, MA, until his retirement, in 1993. He worked part time for Davies Tree Service, in RI, and for Wells Fargo, in Easton, and the AMSAR Armored Service Co., in Attleboro, and the Manheim American Auto Auction, in North Dighton. While living, in Attleboro, he was a member of the Immanual Lutheran Church and then Memorial United Methodist Church after moving to Taunton 30 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, of 30 years, Muriel Joan (Isidorio) Carlson; two daughters: Kirstin Hanlon, of Litchfield, ME, and Karlynn Carlson, of Ludlow, MA; a stepson: Frank Weir, of Shrewsbury, VT; a stepdaughter: Dawn Paulo, of Somerset, MA; four grandchildren: Emma Stewart, of Gulfport, MS, David Hanlon, Jr., of Litchfield, ME;and Samantha and Lisa Paulo, of Somerset, MA. He also leaves two brothers, his twin, Bertil Carlson, of Providence, RI, and Clifford Carlson, of West Warwick, RI, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Avenue, Taunton, and will be private at the convenience of the family.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette, Apr 3, 2011
DEMARCO, JAMES B.
husband of Barbara (Seaman), descendant of Abraham Peavey
James DeMarco, age 90, born Oct. 15, 1920, formerly of Boston and Holbrook passed away on Dec. 23, 2010.
Son of Angelo and Gertrude (Cobb) DeMarco, brother of Joseph of Avon, Trudy Boodro of NH, Mary Meier of Mashpee and the late Robert of Boston, the late John DeMarco of Randolph and the late Agnes (DeMarco) Winslow of Boston.
He has been the loving husband of Barbara (Seaman) DeMarco for 59 years and the father of the late James DeMarco Jr, Karen DeMarco of Plymouth, Kevin DeMarco and his wife, Donna, of Lakeville and Karlene (DeMarco) Palmariello and her husband, Paul, of Mashpee. He will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Justin Alberti, Holly (Alberti) Evans, Jessica and Anthony DeMarco and Lily Palmariello. He will also be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has been completed and no services are scheduled at this time. Please visit www.1620cremation.com. for further information and to submit condolences. Memorial donations may be made to Caritas Hospice, 276 Martine St., Fall River, MA 02773
Source: The Enterprise, Brockton MA …12-29-2010
EAMES, NEWELL T.
son of Suzie Peavey
Newell Taft Eames, 84, of Sanibel, Fla., and Marion, MA died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, with his family at his side. He was the widower of Margery B. Eames.
Born in Holliston, MA the son of the late Leslie and Susie (Peavey) Eames, he was educated in Mansfield public schools. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Marion.
Mr. Eames was the owner and president of Eames Insurance Agency Inc. from 1950 until his retirement in 1982. He served his country with the 7th Infantry Regiment in the European Theater of Operations for 12 months during World War II. He and his wife returned to the Rhine River and the towns where he had served in Germany as part of their 50th wedding anniversary.
He was a member of the Pythagorean Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2425 and the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum of Sanibel. He was a former member of the Beverly Yacht Club, the Kittansett Club and the building committee of Old Rochester Regional High School. He was a former trustee of Camp Hadley and the Marion Lower Village Improvement Fund. He was a Boy Scout leader and a coach for Little League baseball.
He was an athlete who excelled in football and basketball in his youth. He played basketball for the Sippican Indians. In his middle years, he sailed before becoming an avid golfer, a game he played with enthusiasm for 35 years. At the Kittansett Club, he won the men's handicap club championship (Angier Cup), the Hen 'N Chickens tournament teamed with his daughter and the Governors' Cup tournament teamed with his son.
Survivors include a son, Bradford N. Eames, and his wife, Lorna, of Marion; a daughter, Carolyn M. Eames of Marion; two grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer F. Eames of Wareham and Tristan B. Eames of Marion; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Kendall E. Eames.
There will be a family graveside service. Arrangements by Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro MA
Source: Southcoast today.comWareham, MA
ISIDORIO-MATTOS, IDA L
granddaughter of Ella Francis Peavey
LAKEVILLE & TAUNTON, MA
LAKEVILLE-- Ida L. (Jones) Isidorio Mattos, a former resident of Taunton, died Saturday, Feb 3, 2001 at the Island Terrace Nursing Home after an illness lasting two years. She was 82. She was born in Taunton and educated in Taunton Schools.
She was the wife of the late Frank Isidorio and the late Antone Mattos.
She worked at The Foxboro Company and the Robertson Curtain Factory in Taunton. She was also a housewife. She enjoyed music, dancing and crocheting.
She was the daughter of the late Hiram and Edna (Eaton) Jones and is survived by her companion of 18 years, Mr. Francis Wood of Pocasset, three daughters, M. Joan Carlson, Gale Ann Vieira, and Donna DeCosta, all of Taunton; three sisters, Muriel Rubadou of Somerset, Josephine McRoberts and Florence Golliff, both of Yarmouth; five brothers , Hiram Jones of Taunton, Kendall Jones, Robert Jones, John Jones, and Clifford Jones , all of Bourne; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Her memorial service will be held at United Memorial Methodist Church in Taunton at a later date. Arangements are by the Crapo-Hathaway funeral Home in Taunton.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Feb 5, 2001
JONES, EDNA C.
daughter of Ella F. (Peavey) Eaton
Edna C. (Eaton) Jones, 93, a retired dipper and packer at the old Lowney's Chocolate Factory in Mansfield, died Monday Aug 25, 1986 in Taunton. She was the widow of Hiram C. Jones.
Although she moved to Taunton 70 years ago, she worked in her hometown chocolate factory for 20 years before retired in 1958.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the daughter of the late Leonard and Ella (Peavey-Peavy) Eaton.
She leaves six sons, Hiram G. Jones of Taunton, Bertrand Jones of Oklawaha, Fla., Kendall Jones, Clifford Jones, Robert Jones, and John Paul Jones, all of Bourne Mass.
Also, six daughters, Mrs. John (Laura) St. Martin of Lake Worth, Fla, Mrs. Antone (Ida) Mattos of Taunton, Mass., Mrs. Kenneth (Bertha) Smith of Dayton, Ore., Mrs George (Muriel) Rubadou of Somerset, Mass., Mrs. Alvin (Florence) Golliff of Dennisport, Mass and Mrs Richard (Josephine) MacRoberts of So.Yarmouth, Mass. and one sister, Mrs Josephine McNeil of Plymouth.
She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
source: Taunton Daily Gazette Aug 26, 1986
(submitted by Joan Carlson)
JONES, KENDALL GEORGE
grandson of Ella Fancis Peavey
Kendall George Jones, 82, of Monument Beach, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2010, surrounded by his loving wife, daughters and many grandchildren. He was the devoted husband for 63 years of Barbara A. Jones.
Born in Taunton, Mass., on April 29, 1928, he was one of 13 children of Hiram Chester and Edna Clarke Jones. At the tender age of 16 he joined the Merchant Marines and served honorably during World War II.
He was very active in the Masons and was raised on October 6, 1959, in the Dewitt Clinton Lodge where he eventually became Master in 1965. He went on to achieve the 33rd degree which is the highest level of Masonry. He is one of the founding members of Cawnacome Sunshine Lodge and the Weary Travelers Club both of which he designed and built.
He loved to hunt, fish and spend time at his camp in Eustis, Maine, where he made many friends. He was an accomplished wood craftsman and painted wildlife scenes for his loved ones. He was a well-known and respected builder all over Cape Cod.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, he leaves 4 daughters, Kendra Mozeleski and her husband Robert, Laurie Bono and her husband James, Wendy Roth and her partner Victor Gross, and Betsy Graham. He leaves 9 devoted grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, his brothers John Paul Jones, and Robert Jones and sisters Florence Golliff and Josephine Mc Roberts.
Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nickerson- Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne, MA. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) Friday, May 21, 2010, at the Cawnacome Sunshine Lodge, 77 Valley Bars Rd., Monument Beach, immediately followed by a memorial dinner at the Weary Travelers Club. Interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations in Kendall's name can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104-2396
Source: nickersonbournefuneralhome.com … Published in the Cape Cod Times on 5/19/2010
Robert Perley "Papa" Kimball, beloved husband of Gloria for 60 years, was sung into heaven on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by his family.
Robert lived much of his life in Haverhill, during which time he worked as a Haverhill Fire Fighter for over 30 years. He was an active member of the West Congregational Church for 50 years.
In addition to his wife Gloria, Robert leaves a brother George Kimball of Holiday, Fla.; a sister, Marjorie Clark of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three children, Joyce Peavey of Kingston, N.H., Carolyn Peavey of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Glen Kimball of Windham, N.H. He also leaves his very dedicated fan club made up of nine grandchildren, Timothy, Christopher, Eric, Rachel, Benjamin, Katie, and Andrew Peavey, as well as Ariane and David Kimball. He also leaves two great-grandchildren, Nora and Nolin Peavey, and three "outlaws," Timothy Peavey, Jonathan Peavey and Lorri Kimball.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the Worship Center of the West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill. Friends and family are welcome.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette from 6/11/2009 - 6/17/2009
MARCHAND, BARRY FREDRICK
husband of the late Mary Ellen (Peavey)
PLAINVILLE -- Barry Frederick Marchand, 61, died unexpectedly at his home in Plainville on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. He was the husband of the late Mary Ellen (Peavey) Marchand.
Born in Norwood MA on April 6, 1944, Barry was a native of Walpole, where he attended Walpole public schools. He was the son of Phyllis (Flower) Marchand of Walpole and the late Everet Marchand.
Mr. Marchand worked for many years as a carpenter for Richard Davis Builders of Foxboro and then for several years for Reliable Fence Company of Walpole. He also worked on the maintenance staff at New Pond Village of Walpole.
Barry enjoyed deer hunting with his son and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
He was the loving father of William J. and his wife Jennifer Marchand of Mansfield and Nancy and her husband Richard Capelo of Taunton, devoted grandfather of Brandon, Keri-Ann, Kyle and Kaitlyn Capelo of Taunton and Allison Marchand of Mansfield, and brother of Norman Marchand and Patricia Johnson, both of Walpole, and Cynthia Kelly of Medway.
Friends and relatives are kindly invited to calling hours on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro.A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Carpenter Street, Foxboro. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Deaconess Liver Fund, 110 Francis St., Boston, MA 02215.
source: Sun Chronicle, Attleboro MA - Jan 25, 2006
RUBADOU, MURIEL (JONES)
of Walnutport, PA & Syracuse NY
granddaughter of Ella Francis Peavey
Muriel Edna (Jones) Rubadou, 86, passed away Thursday April 15 in Syracuse, New York. Born December 23, 1923 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Hiram C. Jones and Edna Eaton Jones. She was the widow of George M. Rubadou of Somerset, Massachusetts. Mrs. Rubadou had been living with her daughter Janet Perry Schaeffer in Walnutport, Pennsylvania but also spent time with her youngest daughter, Norma Ganderson in Syracuse, New York.
Mrs. Ruabdou was educated in Taunton, Massachusetts. She worked for the General Electric Company and then as a sewing instructor for the Singer Company. She retired from the Foxboro Company in 1984. She had been a member of the West Dighton Congregational Church and the North Dighton Methodist Church where she had been the chair of the Women’s Guild.
She was a loving and generous mother and grandmother, and not just to her immediate family. Her homes in Dighton and Somerset; would be homes to family and friends over the years. She and her husband George enjoyed camping with the Jolly Fox Club. They traveled across the country to visit friends and relatives. She was a gifted seamstress and doll maker and enjoyed ceramics.
She is survived by three of her four children, Janet Perry Schaeffer of Walnutport, PA, George F. Rubadou of Dighton, Massachusetts and Norma J. Ganderson of Syracuse (Her oldest son Kenneth G. Rubadou died in 1978.) and five of her thirteen siblings, Kendall Jones of Bourne, Mass. Florence Golliff of West Dennis, Mass., Robert Jones of Bourne, Mass., Josephine Mac Roberts, of South Yarmouth, Mass., and John Jones of Bourne, Mass. She has eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Rubadou will be held on Saturday May 15, 2010 at 11am in the HATHAWAY COMMUNITY HOME for FUNERALS 900 Buffinton St., SOMERSET, MA.. To Light a Candle, Sign Guest Book, Facility Directions go to HYPERLINK "http://www.hathawayfunerals.com" www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508 672-3572 In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Shriners’ Hospital. 2900 Rocky Point Drive., Tampa, FL 33607
Granddaughter of Leroy Peavey
Suzanne (Spangenberg) Straley of Norwell, formerly of Hull, entered into rest Monday, October 6th, 2008. Age 68. She passed away peacefully with friends and family at her side.
Sue was an avid reader and student of life. She loved the ocean, flowers, photography and painting and had recently opened an art studio in her home with one of her lifelong friends, Diana Coyle, where they beautifully captured everything they loved for all to share. She loved to travel and recently fulfilled lifelong dreams to visit France and Ireland, which she said were so beautiful. Sue especially loved holidays, sitting around with the entire family, telling stories and playing cards. She was a member of the Church Council and a Deacon at the United Church of Christ in Norwell. Sue spread enough love in her sixty-eight years to last a lifetime.
Sue was the daughter of the late Leonard and Dorothy Spangenberg of Waban, Mass. Beloved wife of Richard C. Straley, devoted mother of Richard G. Straley, Jennifer S. Sherman, and Kevin M. Straley. Adored grandmother of Jake, Alexei, Owen, and Ryan. Sister of Robert Spangenberg. Mother in law to Beth Straley, Stu Sherman, and Karen Straley. She was born on January 24, 1940. She graduated from Newton High School in 1958 and Lasell Jr College in 1960. Sue and Dick Straley were high school sweethearts and married in 1961. Sue and her husband Richard were the proud owners of Cards and Shards gift shop in Cohasset center for twenty-six years. She will be deeply missed, but remembered forever.
A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 P.M. at the United Church of Christ Church, 460 Main Street, Norwell. Visiting hours Saturday 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street (across from St. Anthony’s Church), COHASSET. Interment Private. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200
Source: Boston Herald … Oct 10, 2008
As I sit in the sunshine, I feel God’s warmth pour into my life. I hear the sound of your grandkids playing, feel the deep, abiding love of your children, and am surrounded by your constant presence.
You are alive to me in innumerable remembered conversations, in the gathering of friends and family who recall your love and faith, and in your constant call to live an intentional life.
“Isn’t life about change after change,” you wrote. “So be it.” You set your sights on the miracle of the everyday, you opened your heart to all life has to offer, you held true until you found the nugget of good – in every moment and in every one. You worked on yourself constantly – on embracing peace, on understanding Grace, and on being compassionate.
You always went the extra mile. “I will seek first the Kingdom of God and do my work on my journey in front of me, trying to live the best life I know how. In return, all of the things I still dislike about me will fall by the wayside and problems I keep making for myself will also fall away. God will make all that is not real just go away – this is Grace – Amazing Grace, that only He can do.”
And when confronted with adversity, you trusted God. “ I felt so at peace this week. I just keep saying to myself, ‘Watch God work, watch God work’ and I know He will.” And in other words, “God is the answer to everything – thanks for your prayers, I truly feel.”
You found your path with God by looking for it, by opening your heart and by trusting. “More and more I try to surrender my life in full and that takes so many layers to look at and remove with the help of God until we become free.”
You felt the glory of God, “one day at a time, my friend.” At Christmas one year, you wrote, “served Communion morning and night and lit candles up and down the rows singing Silent Night. Be Still my Heart. This is what it is all about, wouldn’t you agree.”
You loved your children and your grandchildren unconditionally. Your wish to “let me be with each of them and have a personal relationship with each of them in a new way. Let us come together and see the real person inside and let us, as a family, be all inclusive with each other. Let us live in acceptance with each other and find peace. This is a big asking, but I know not too much for a great God to accomplish.”
You built your life on love and intentionally created a world built on love and hope, anticipating and gratefully accepting God’s grace every moment. In your room, where I have been blessed to absorb so much light and truth these last few days, I find the sayings you surrounded yourself with. “In the garden of your soul, plant kindness.” And another, “This is God. I will be handling all your problems today! I will not need your help, so please just relax- and have a nice day.”
Your art and creativity are everywhere – a book mark in a book by Julie Cameron, reading “God as my source is a simple but completely effective plan for living. It removes negative dependency – and anxiety – from our lives by assuring us that God will provide. Our job is to listen.”
And listen you did, as your friend, Tanya Rasmussin noted, “I am/was also impressed by the way Sue would think about something carefully, ponder whether she truly felt called to it – and when she decided that she was, she was 100% committed to it. Her enthusiasm for her faith and relationship with God was absolutely inspiring – what a faithful woman of prayer she was.”
Thank you, Sue, for shedding light along a true path for each of us. Thank you for being our beloved friend, wife, to Dick, mother, grandmother, Mimi, fellow traveler, brave companion. Help us to heed your words, spoken as you entered the hospital, “My life is in God’s hands. I will not take it back.” A statement of arrival, it seems to me, at a place of true understanding.
In the days and months that come after this day, be with us. Lift our hearts from our sadness to feel the warm light of your love, and God’s love, as we walk on.
And help us embrace one another and find courage for the road ahead. Help us find the peace and the joy which your life so richly expressed.
So, to God, thank you for Sue’s life.
To Sue, we love ya Sue. Your're the BEST!
Submitted by: Carol (Peavey) Tjim
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