Stephen D. Peabody, 70, of Ludlow passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born January 10, 1947 in Laconia, NH, he was the son of the late Dana and Lorraine (Manchester) Peabody. A graduate of Cathedral High School, Stephen proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He attended STCC. He worked for 12 years at Smith and Wesson and as a letter carrier at the Ludlow Post Office for 31 years.
Stephen was a Master Gardener who enjoyed his garden as well as hunting and fishing at the Quabbin. He also enjoyed playing cards on Thursday nights during the winter with “the boys”, and playing horseshoes with “the John St. gang” on Thursday nights during the summer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Beverly (Gallant) Peabody, his sons Glenn Peabody, companion Jill of Ludlow, Jeffrey Peabody, wife Paula of Osprey, FL, Matthew Peabody, wife Kelly of Palmer and his daughter Renee Peabody, fiancée Timothy Dias of Ludlow. He also leaves 3 brothers Stuart Peabody, wife Emmajean, Scott Peabody, wife Christine and Shawn Peabody, wife Leigh all of Ludlow; 5 sisters Sheila Moskal, husband Richard of Ludlow, Susan Schelb, husband John of Wilbraham, Shelly Bernacki, husband Michael of Windsor, CT, Sally Peabody and Sharlene Dec both of Ludlow. Stephen also leaves 5 beloved grandchildren Kobe and Kayla Dias, Dante, Byron and Alice Peabody.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM.
Funeral Services celebrating Stephen’s life will be held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Christ the King Church, Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA.
Memorial donations may be made to AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, 125 So. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.