Dolores J. Deasy

Date of Passing:

February 3, 2018

DEASY, DOLORES J. (Peckham), of Gibbs Street Rumford, RI, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Dolores was the beloved wife of her late husband Professor Robert Deasy of Providence College.

Born in Norwood, MA on June 9, 1939, the daughter of the late John Peckham and Mary McColgan Peckham, Dolores was the youngest of eleven siblings; Irving Peckham, Walter Peckham, James Peckham and the late; Maude (Peckham) Thistle, Helen, Anne, Carol, George, John, and Spencer Peckham

She is survived by Katy Krupa and her husband Jeff of Charlotte, NC, Maribeth Knox of Rhode Island, Robert Deasy of East Providence, Leeann Dias and her husband Gregory of Rumford. Dolores was the devoted grandmother of five grandchildren; Courtney Bridges, Robert and Ali Hayes, Michael and Sean Krupa. Dolores is also survived by several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford on Saturday February 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. Private burial will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Walpole, MA. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Dolores’ memory to the St. Margaret’s School endowment fund, 42 Bishop Avenue, Rumford RI, 02916 Beacon Hospice of Rhode Island, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI, 02914 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Leeann, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences, and I hope you and your family are doing okay during this difficult time.

  2. Maribeth I am so sorry for your lost I enjoyed her company at Davenport’s, it was a pleasure to serve her. May she rest in peace.


  3. Dear Maribeth, Katy and families, Paul and I were sorry to hear about Lori’s illness and recent death. She was a wonderful woman who carried herself with dignity and was always on top of things and managed to remained current and open-minded. Lori had a dry sense of humot and was full of mischief. She was able to poke you and get away with it but she was a good sport about taking it too. She had a great smile and cute laugh. Paul and I always enjoyed the time we spent with her. We regret that we are in Florida and still trying to sort out Paul’s parents affairs and consequently unable to attend the funeral. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Rose and Paul♥️♥️

  4. I am so sorry for your family lost. She would always come to the The Old Grist Mill with a happy face and I loved seeing her whenever I was Hosting!

  5. Sending our love to Ali; we are with you in spirit. Thinking of your family and hoping your wonderful memories of cherished moments bring you comfort at this difficult time. Positive thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace!

  6. I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Dolores was always so kind and such a nice person. My deepest condolences to her wonderful family.

  7. Leann, Greg, Katy, Jeff, Maribeth, Bobby and kids. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Lady D. Dolores was always very kind to me and I thoroughly enjoyed time spent with she and Bob through the years. I recognize it has been a difficult last few years and I certainly believe she is with Bob, now. May she rest well and fly to the skies. Peace to all of you. Deirdre

  8. Leeann and Gregg we are so sorry your your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to your memories and lean on your family and friends for they will help you through the difficult days ahead.
    Maureen (Sweeney) and Mark Nolan.

  9. Dolores was a great person. I got to know her through my relationship with her husband Professor Robert Deasy who was my graduate school advisor and mentor in all things regarding the American presidency. She was a faithful companion to him and I shall miss her. Rest In Peace, Dolores.

  10. Leeann, we are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a lovely lady always with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Greg and the entire family during this very difficult time.

  11. So sorry for this tragic loss. I remember Leeann that our Dad’s passed the same year, and unfortunately I too lost my mom to this terrible disease many years ago, and know how difficult this is. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother.
    Sending Love, Sympathy and Prayers,
    Jean and Rob (Petisce-) Lynch

  12. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mom.

  13. So sorry for the loss of your beloved mom…❤️

  14. May peace be here for you my dear friend and your family. Lolly was a doll. Keep the good memories close to your heart. I love you.

  15. There are no words to describe the tremendous loss of my
    dear friend Dolores. I will always remember her with only
    the fondest of memories. Rest in peace my dear friend.
    You will always have a special place in my heart.
    My deepest sympathy to her treasured family.

  16. Dear Maribeth, My heartfelt condolences on your loss. May your warm memories bring you solace Susan Dunlevy

  17. Marybeth,I am so sorry for your loss! It is so hard to loose our moms! Sophie extends her sympathies also. We would both love to attend the funeral,but are already going to another one for a friend’s grandson. Sad times! God bless! Sharon Ferrara

  18. Maribeth I am very sorry for your loss. Delores was always kind to me. May she be at peace. I’m sorry but I will not be able to attend the services. I will be flying home at that time or I would be there for you. Please stay strong. I love you

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