William H. Peckham

Date of Passing:

September 30, 2014

Peckham, William, H., 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on September 30, 2014. He was the husband of Dorothy (Danis) Peckham for 57 years. They were long-time residents of Barrington.

Bill was the son of the late Everett and Ruth Peckham. Growing up in Portsmouth, Mr. Peckham was a 1951 graduate of Rogers High School, where he played basketball.

Mr. Peckham was a United States Air Force Veteran and served in Korea. After earning a business degree at Bryant College he went on to work in the advertising department of the Providence Journal for 39 years.

Bill was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Mark Peckham and his wife Stephanie Peckham of Bristol; two daughters, Sandy Marcks and her husband Richard Marcks of Old Lyme, CT and Christin Lynch of Rumford and a brother, Everett Peckham of Hampton, VA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Sara and Jaime Catanzaro, Jonathan, Benjamin and Luke Peckham and Kelsy and Graham Lynch. He was the father of the late Susan Elizabeth Catanzaro.

His funeral will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m.

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