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Preston E. Peckham

December 7, 1948 — January 13, 2023

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Preston E. Peckham age 74 passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was born on December 7, 1948, in Newport, RI and grew up in Jamestown, RI.

He was the owner of Parker Hardware Co., in Maynard where he enjoyed going to work every day, he was able to see his customers, whom he considered his friends.

He enjoyed life, traveling, when possible, but his favorite place was being at home.  His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends as well as riding his motorcycle through Maine and New Hampshire.

He was a proud recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor and other medals for his military service in the Vietman War.

He is predeceased by his father Alvin H. Peckham, mother Muriel Smith, stepfather James Smith and siblings, Alvin “Tucky” Peckham, David Peckham, Merrill Costello and Kathy Clarke.

Preston is survived by his wife Sally, son Jonathan, daughter-in-law Beth and treasured granddaughter Abigail as well as many family members and friends.

Services will be private.


Donations may be made to:

Samaritan’s Purse

P.O. Box 3000

Boone, NC 28607





Emerson Health Care Foundation

133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner

Concord, MA 01742

Attn: NAKA Infusion Center




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