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PLYMOUTH & MADISON, CT - Ethel (Boynton) Peck, 93, died Sept. 19, 2000 at Guilford, CT after suffering a stroke. She was the wife of the late William "Cliff" Peck, who died in 1983. Ethel was born Dec. 31, 1906 at South Coventry, CT the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Avery) Boynton. She lived in several towns in Connecticut before settling in East Lyme, where she and Cliff owned and operated a large chicken farm for 20 years. The Pecks retired to Plymouth to pursue their love of fishing and visited many of the lakes in Maine. Both were well known at Cobb's Camp at Pierce Pond in North New Portland, Cliff's favorite lake. He fished there every year and occasioned as an expert guide. Ethel returned to Madison after his death.

She is survived by one son and his wife, Richard and Alice Peck of Newport; 3 daughters, Barbara Coulter of Alberta, Canada, Beatrice Hagele of Satsuma, FL, and Bessie Nilson of Port St. Lucie, FL; a brother, Russell Boynton of Manchester, CT; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 8 PM Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at The Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-8 PM prior to the service. A graveside committal service will be held 10 AM Saturday, October 7th, at the family lot, Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Donations may be made in her memory to the Newport Fire Department, 31 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953. Local arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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