Raymond "Skip" Peabody III

August 25, 1950February 2, 2018
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Raymond (Skip) Avery Peabody III died Saturday, February 3rd, at L & M Hospital from complications due to the flu. Skip was born August 25, 1950 to Raymond Avery Peabody Jr. and Jean Hislop Peabody. His father predeceased him. He is survived by his mother, Jean, daughter, Jennifer Burdy, son, Raymond Avery Peabody, IV, sister, Ann Peabody all of Waterford and sister Ellyn Peabody of Oakland, California. Grandsons Jacob Bergeson, Jackson Bergeson, Lachlan Burdy, and great-grandson, Finnegan Bergeson, also survive him. Skip lived in Waterford his entire life and graduated from Waterford High School in 1968. He was a life member of the Goshen volunteer fire department where he served many years as a volunteer firefighter and an EMT. He retired from Electric Boat Co. as a marine draughtsman and afterward worked for the Shaw Group, Nuclear Division in Stoughton, MA. He attended Johnson and Wales University and received a Culinary Arts Degree in 1995. He was very interested in genealogy and local history and was a member of the 5th Connecticut Civil War Reenactment Group and the Waterford Historical Society. In his early years, he drove a stock car at Waterford Speedbowl and retained a life-long interest in car racing and watching NASCAR. He also was a fan of UCONN Women’s basketball. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February, 10th , 3 to 5 PM at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave.,New London. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory can be made to Goshen Fire Department, Waterford, CT. Please visit for photos, tributes and more information.


  • Calling Hours Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Service Saturday, February 10, 2018

Raymond "Skip" Peabody III

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Robert Mase

February 14, 2018

Skip was a great guy to have as a friend when we were together doing propulsion plant design work at EB ... A real word smith and very able to help put a group dinner together...My condolences to his family...

Eric Straub

February 13, 2018

I have fond memories of time spent with Skip, at EB, out and about, and at the range. He was wise, kind and was a good friend with a sympathetic ear. He possessed a rare and wonderful sense of humor. And he could spin a yarn with the best of them. Rest in Peace, Skip, and keep your powder dry. You will be Missed.

Nick Proscia

February 12, 2018

When I was new at EB Skip and I would carpool from Waterford. So many laughs we had. I will miss you, old friend.

Robert Ramsey

February 10, 2018

Ann and Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of Skip. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May his soul be at peace.
Rob and Family

David Rogoff

February 9, 2018

This is David Rogoff and I was Skips neighbor. As a young kid we would often go over to the Peabody's Garage and see what he was up to. When he was building and working on his Sports Man Stock Cars he would put us to work, working on them. Taking out the windows, Seats, anything that could burn if there was a fire. We also worked on Submarines with his Dad there. Ship took me to my first Race at New London / Waterford Speed Bowl. He would sneak me into the Pits to work on the Car. Because of this I turned into a Lifelong Racing Fan. He taught me a lot about Cars and Life. Skip had a large Heart for the treatment of People. When I came home from Michigan to visit family I would stop in to say Hi and he always had time to talk. I will miss him dearly.

Terry Kenney

February 9, 2018

Skip's line at EB was "You just can't make this (stuff) up, I should write a book".
RIP my friend.


Tom Heatley

February 8, 2018

I knew Skip from playing on the same baseball team in the Waterford Babe Ruth League back in the 1960's and going to Waterford High School. Also became friends with his father and Mother too. Skip's Mom and Dad were good friends of my sister and her husband. Went to the same church in New London. Last time I saw Skip was around 2 years ago at a wedding. Skip was a cheerful person and he had a great smile and a wonderful sense of humor. I always enjoyed talking to him. My condolences go out to Jean, Ann, and Ellyn and to Skip's immediate family. I am so sorry for your loss. Skip, Rest In Peace.

George Blahun

February 8, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear this. Skip was in the band with me at WHS. He always had a smile and a positive outlook. He was one of those guys people were always happy to see.

February 8, 2018

skip and i worked together in the pipe shop in the late 60's and early 70's.we were paired together for a couple of years and were friends on and off the job.he was a good guy with a dry sense of humor.please accept my condolences on his passing. peter deveau,niantic,ct.

February 8, 2018

Ray and Kristin

Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the many happy memories of your Dad help you through the hard days.

Sandy & Jack Grady