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Howard Peach 07/25/2016

Harwich – Howard I. Peach, 94, passed away on July 25, 2016 at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis following a massive brain aneurism at his home.

He was the husband of the late Glenna (Makant) Peach who died in 2013. They married in 1943 at the Congregational Church in West Palm Beach FL. He grew up and attended public schools grades 1-12 in Attleboro, MA. He attended Bryant College in Smithfield, RI where he received a BS in Business Administration before volunteering to join the US Army at age 21. He served during WW2 in the 583d Signal Depot Company where he attained the rank of Sergeant and participated in the invasion landing at Normandy. His service ribbons from the European Theater include Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace (Battle of the Bulge), and Central Europe and Occupation of Germany.

Howard was a self-employed manufacturer’s representative for his entire career with a Providence RI based jewelry maker with key customers located throughout the northeastern United States. He and Glenna enjoyed many fine trips around the country traveling in their Airstream RV in their later years, but always loved to return to Cape Cod.

He is survived by two sons, H. Bradford Peach of McKinney, TX and Glenn M. Peach of Kaiserslautern Germany. He is also survived by his sister Beverly Brousseau of Bethany Beach, Delaware as well as three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are invited to the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street in North Attleboro for visitation from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday, August 2 followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery, PO BOX 1012, North Attleboro, MA 02761.




#13 Ann Marie Sanford 2016-08-19 00:10
Gary and I will miss Howard (and Glenna) dearly. We just found out about Howard. He used to be our neighbor in Harwich, before we moved back to Maine. Howard and Glenna were both sweet people, and I enjoyed their company
#12 Paula Smith-Shamey 2016-08-05 15:38
Glenn, I have lovely memories of your Dad, always with a smile and a kind word. Sending thoughts and prayers of love and peace to you and your family.
#11 Janice Hall Fisher 2016-08-02 16:34
Glenn, I am so sorry to here about your dad, I remember him as a kind, sweet gentleman. May you and your family find peace in the wonderful memories you share. My thoughts are with you. Jan
#10 Hilary Kline 2016-08-01 23:19
Although I never had the privilege of meeting Howard, I had many phone conversations with him.Howard was the absolute favorite of all of us at the Harwich Community Center. He was utterly charming, modest, bright and a true American hero. Rest in peace, dear man. You will be greatly missed!
#9 Joan Spellane 2016-08-01 22:12
One of the highlights of my week was spending a few moments with Mr. Peach; hearing his stories and getting his thoughts on current events. I could hardly wait to get his take on the news of the day. He was always grateful for the meal delivery, but not as grateful as I was to get to know him. He will be long remembered as a delightful and thoughtful man.
#8 Jeff Bowers 2016-08-01 20:31
Glenn & Brad,
I am sorry to learn of your father's passing. He was a kind, generous person and a true gentleman. I have fond memories of him. My condolences to you.
#7 Ed Doherty 2016-08-01 20:06
I was sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a great man who was well known and loved by everyone on the track team. He helped me into the locker room one day when I had terrible cramps in my leg. He obviously raised you right because I forgot my spikes on the bus to a meet in Boston and you immediately let me use yours'. Not every upper classman would do that for a young guy. Please accept my condolences. Ed Doherty AHS 73
#6 Kathy Mello Eskeli 2016-08-01 19:16
Glenn and Brad, My heart goes out to each of you with the loss of your Dad. My Mom passed the same way , so sad. God bless him and your family through this difficult time. RIP Mr. Peach
#5 Joanne Sousa 2016-08-01 18:01
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace to you all.
#4 Bonnie Shaw Croteau 2016-08-01 14:20
Glenn and Brad , so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I remember seeing your Dad at most sporting event at AHS. Always supporting the school.
#3 Cindy Peach 2016-08-01 11:40
I will miss Uncle Howdy dearly. I'm so thankful I spent his 90th with the family at the Cape. He had a wonderful demeanor soft spoken and so kind. Growing up we visited he and Aunt Glenna often. I will never forget the cedar shake home in Attleboro, will always remember the airstream trailer and will always cherish the pearl earrings he gave me when he was the jewelry salesman. Much love to Uncle Howdy and all xoxo.
#2 Connie Corbett Dasse 2016-08-01 07:31
Brad, Glenn, And All Family Members,

My prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time.

I will always remember his fine character and his friendliness to me.
#1 cindy carlo 2016-07-29 23:46
Please know how much I cared for Howard. He was a very knowledgeable man with whom I enjoyed caring for. I learned many things from him and respect his duty to our country.
my prayers are with him, his family and his friends.

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