Ann Peck

October 7, 1928January 19, 2021

Surrounded by family and after battling declining health, Ann Peck of Niantic passed away on Tuesday January 19th at the age of 92 at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Born in New London, CT on October 7, 1928 to Joseph and Jennie Bonafede, Ann married Norman B. Peck Jr. on August 11, 1951. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this August. A former Miss New London, cheerleader and 1947 graduate of The Williams Memorial Institute (now The Williams School), Ann cheered on her future husband and other athletes at The Bulkeley School for boys. She continued traveling to see and to cheer on her husband, children and grandchildren for another 74 years as they pursued their sporting events and especially sailing competitions locally, nationally and internationally. Like her Mom Jennie Bonafede, Ann was a loving and devoted family Mom and wife. The memories of years of family holiday dinners and gatherings hosted by Mom will be sorely missed but fondly remembered. During her earlier years, Ann was active in community activities. She was a member of the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary delivering flowers, mail and well wishes to patients in need. She served as a Cub Scout Den mother, on the Town of East Lyme PTA and on various committees at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Though Ann barely survived polio a couple years before the vaccine in 1953, she rarely complained and never let her disability stop her from performing any daily household activities. Though unable to ski, her husband, children and grandchildren enjoyed skiing for many years and they always looked forward to the goodies that might greet them as they returned to their Vermont home for après ski happy hours. Ann will be sadly missed by her family and friends. In addition to her husband Norman, Ann is survived by her three children and grandchildren: Son Norman B. Peck III, wife Patricia Avery and children Tyler and Hayley Engleberg; son David A. Peck, wife Nina and children Sarah, Charlie and Dave Peck and daughter Diane Peck Rothman, husband Peter and children Matthew and Nicholas Rothman. Ann was predeceased by her Mom and Dad, brother Edmund Bonafede and sister Rita B. Lewis. The family would like to extend special thanks to Ann’s doctors and the staff on the 5th floor wing at L & M hospital for their extremely special and kind care during her stay. There will be no calling hours and a private memorial service will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Ann Peck and payable to: East Lyme Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 190, Niantic, CT 06357. Kindly visit to sign the online guestbook and leave a tribute for the Peck family.


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Sandy and Sidney Van Zandt

February 8, 2021

To all the Peck family
We are so sorry to learn of Ann’s passing.
At a time like this words seem inadequate to express
our feelings for our loss of such a wonderful human
Our best wishes and love to you all.
Sandy and Sidney Van Zandt

Mary-Jean Dunn

January 25, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss! May your memories carry you through this difficult time! Hugs and prayers are coming your way!

Douglas and Helen McDonald

January 25, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. The Peck family has lost a matriarch of great standing. Our thoughts are with you all.

Helen and Doug

Larry & Babs White

January 24, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to Norm and the entire Peck family.

Sydney Sewall

January 23, 2021

Sorry to hear about Ann's passing. She was always warm and gracious to my parents, and then to me. Her success as a mother is demonstrated by the achievements of her children and grandchildren. She never complained about her family's racing obsession -- but remained an enthusiastic supporter and a fixture at NBYC and Atlantic Class events. She will be missed.....

William Dwyer

January 23, 2021

My heart felt sympathy goes out to the whole Peck family. Ann was a wonderful person and she will surely be missed.

james littlefield

January 23, 2021

My condolences to the family on the passing of Ann. Obviously, she was a person who played a huge role in making the Peck family so well-loved and respected in the Town of East Lyme.

Bruce Seiffert

January 22, 2021

Ann always was very open and gracious to everyone. We had moved away for a period of time and when we came back for a visit and saw her and her family it was like we never left. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and supported Norm in all his endeavors.

Philip Howard

January 22, 2021

My sincere condolences to Norm, Norm III, Dave, Diane, and all the family. Ann was indeed a wonderful lady.

Thomas V. Moriarty III

January 22, 2021

We are so Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Norman and the Peck family. What a wonderful woman may she bring you great memories of peace and joy. God Bless

Tom & Amy