Weirs Beach, N.H. — James Herbert Peabody, of Weirs Beach, N.H. and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., passed away November 30, 2012 at the West Roxbury VA Hospital. Jim was born April 8, 1934 in Wilkinsburg, Pa.; moved to Haverhill, in his early teens.
Jim excelled in basketball throughout high school, joined the U.S. Coast Guard, served in the North Atlantic during the Korean conflict and was in charge of Deer Island light house in Boston Harbor until his honorable discharge. He owned and operated two vacuum cleaner sales and service stores in the Lawrence area which he entrusted to his two sons allowing him time to get involved in a summer business with his wife Lou. After 20 summers in the New Hampshire hospitality industry, they retired to New Smyrna Beach, Fla., where he spent most waking hours on Hidden Lakes Golf Course with golf buddies he dearly loved.
He is survived by his wife, Lou; a daughter, Lexi Hamilton (Jeff); three sons, James D and David M. Peabody and Ty Sullivan (Susan); five grandsons, Jeffrey (Amy) and John Peabody, Austin, Jesse and Wyatt Hamilton, and Cameron Sullivan; a granddaughter, Aurora Rose Sullivan; two great-granddaughters, Lydia Jean and Natalie Christine Peabody.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service with Military honors for Jim will be held June 2013 at the Massachusetts National Military Cemetery. Donations in Jim’s memory will be gratefully appreciated by Fisher House Boston, a residence welcoming families of hospitalized veterans, at P.O. Box 230 South Walpole, MA 02071. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com.