Richard W. Peckham

January 29, 1932May 7, 2019
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Richard Wilford Peckham (January 29th 1932 – May 7th 2019)

Richard (Dick) Peckham died unexpectedly at Cape Cod Hospital on May 7th surrounded by his loving family. Dick started the Peckham Family electrical contracting business in 1967 and was an active member of the National Electrical Contractors Association. In the Hyannis community, he was a leader with the Mid-Cape Jaycees, Kiwanis, and President of the Massachusetts Junior Miss Program. Spiritually, he was a life-long parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church. In Marco Island, Florida, he was a parishioner at San Marco Church, a Third Knight of the Knights of Columbus and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. He loved skiing the slopes of New England and sailing the waters of Cape Cod & The the Figawi and many regattas.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Wilford & Louise Peckham. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Phyllis, children Stephen, Jeanne, Roey, Barbara, Richard, David, Cheryl, Daniel, and Timothy; brothers Paul (Vera) and Robert (Betsy); sisters Jane Desrosiers (Gene), MaryLou (Nick) and Eleanor (Roger); son-in-law, Brian Covell, daughters-in law; Barbara Hill and Kelly Peckham, 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son Thomas, brother Easton and grandson Bryan Francis.

There will be a wake with visiting hours at Doane, Beal & Ames 160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 on Monday, May 13th from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church 347 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601 on Tuesday, May 14th at 10 AM with burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery. Remembrances may be sent to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to a favorite charity. For online condolences, please visit


  • Phyllis ~, Wife
  • Stephen ~, Son
  • Jeanne ~, Daughter
  • Roey ~, Daughter
  • Barbara ~, Daughter
  • Richard ~, Son
  • David ~, Son
  • Cheryl ~, Daughter
  • Daniel ~, Son
  • Timothy ~, Son
  • Thomas ~, Son
  • Paul (Vera) ~, Brother
  • Robert (Betsy) ~, Brother
  • Jane Desrosiers (Gene) ~, Sister
  • MaryLou (Nick) ~, Sister
  • Eleanor (Roger) ~, Sister
  • Easton ~, Brother
  • Brian Covell, Son-in-law
  • Barbara Hill, Daughter-in-law
  • Kelly Peckham, Daughter-in-law
  • Bryan Francis, Grandson
  • Louise Peckham, Mother
  • Wilford Peckham, Father
  • He is also survived by his 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.


  • Visiting Hours Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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Caleb and Martha Fraser

May 18, 2019

Caleb and I spent many fun times with Dick in the Jaycees many years ago. There were serious meetings and crazy escapades that we will always remember ! Our sympathy to the family.

Susan Pawlak-Seaman

May 18, 2019


I was researching something for work when I came upon your Dad's obituary. I have fond memories of both your parents and of you and our Stonehill years. Having lost both my parents I know how tough it is. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.


John Dunne

May 15, 2019

Phyllis deep condolences from Jean and I . Fortunately it was great to have had the opportunity to share some nifty stories and to share in viewing Celtic Thunder on a few occasions as well as gobble up your cookies. He obviously lived a wonderful life and an outstanding contributor to the Beachview Association in so many ways. It was always nice just to have a brief chat be it at the mailbox or where ever else. As the saying goes "God be with You" . You have great memories and it was delightful by having the times to have been able to share some of those with you both.
John Dunne/ JeanCox

Paul and Vera Peckham

May 14, 2019

Dick and I were as close as brothers could be growing up and Vera and I shared many happy times with Dick and Phyl as adults. We will sorely miss him.


May 13, 2019

To the Peckham family,
Having worked at CCB&T in the "good old days" I was always impressed with Mr Peckham. Such a kind, friendly person who always shared a smile with all. Stephen, Dave, Cheryl, Tim and my dear friend Roey, my thoughts are with you and all of your siblings and children. Mrs Peckham, your husband of 70 years was a remarkable man. You already know that. You both created a loving solid family. I'm sure that Tom, Bryan & Mr Peckham's parents greeted him at the gates of Heaven. God bless you all, you are in my prayers - Sheila Furrer

Ed Machado

May 13, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to Phyllis & the entire Peckham family. Dick was indeed a wonderful human being. He was a very special gift to us at a time when we suffered the loss of our daughter Joanne, many years ago. He shall remain in my thoughts and prayers always.
Ed Machado, Venice, FL

Vaun Healey

May 10, 2019

I am Grandmother to Michelle Stoddard and great grandmother to Austin, and Gabriel.,.grandmother to
Christopher Richard Peckham and son Anthony. I knew some of the family as a young mother. Wishing all peace and wonderful memories of days gone by. Vaun Healey

Mary Lou Galvam

May 10, 2019

Nick and I send our love. Looking forward to smooth sailing with you in the great regatta in heaven. We love you and are sending healing prayers to Phyllis and your extended family.

Jean Dumas

May 8, 2019

Good memories of 70 years of friendship. Will miss you dear friend. Love to Phyllis and family!