Stephen D. Peabody

January 10, 1947 - April 25, 2017
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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.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Service Information

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.

Donation Information

Memorial donations may be made to AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, 125 So. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.


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Born: January 10, 1947
Died: April 25, 2017

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Solange Pelletier Chapman posted on 5/6/17

Stuart and Emmajean, I was recently visiting my dad at a local nursing facility when I read of the loss of your brother / brother in law. I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.


Joe & Irene Moreau posted on 5/1/17

Knew Steve for years, our sincere Sympathies to the Peabody Family. Joe & Irene Moreau


Carol and Dennis Vigneault posted on 5/1/17

We are so sorry for your loss. Carol and Dennis Vigneault


Lianne Albright posted on 4/30/17

Beverly and Family...I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Stephen...I know he had the BEST nurse ever caring for him...hope each day will get easier. Sincerely, Lianne Albright ?


Bruce Anderson posted on 4/26/17

Just a terrific guy all around - friend, neighbor, and role model to me. So lucky to have Steve move in next door when I was a teenager! He was just a quick hop over the fence away and I jumped over a lot. I have never said nor heard anything less than complimentary about Steve. Such a nice family man who treated everyone around him like they were his own. I have missed Steve and Bev for a long time already as well as their kids. So very sorry for the loss to the Peabody clan - They're the BEST and Steve was a worthy head of the family. All the best to you all and so terribly sorry for your loss