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Alan J. Peabody

April 14, 1948 — December 17, 2023


Alan J. Peabody                                                
Shelburne, NH
The Non-Obituary, Obituary

Well Mr. P you finally got your own column in the paper and you are not here to write it. (we teased)
Two questions asked when someone passes, how and how old?
Answers, Peacefully and one of the dates his beloved Toronto Maple leafs won the Stanley Cup.
Being a "Master of the Kings English" he would be happy to know a dictionary and thesaurus are near- by as this is being written.
The written word was his passion. The occasional letter to the editor became a must read.
You may not have always agreed with what was written, but that wasn't the point. The start of dialog and thought was the intent. With his proficient use of the written word, it was always achieved.
If there was to be a cemetery stone it would read "He was a Hard worker"
Whether working in his masonry trade, meticulous carpentry skills, eye for color, measure or design, he had the energy and work ethic of a man half his age.
There was sports, then there was sports and occasionally there was sports.
The Masters was bigger than Christmas, never cheered for a New England team, and no matter what sport he always watched through the eyes of a referee.
OK you local hockey, softball and baseball players out there, let the stories begin. (smile emoji)
AVCC became a passion of his. In retirement, arguably donating the most labor and time to keep things looking shipshape.
Not wanting any "Pomp and Circumstance", not even the parade he spoke of. Inside joke, if you understand it, that's because he wanted you to. (haha)
We will be having a gathering in the spring at the Golf Course to "swap stories about the old grump." "I hope all three of you show up and have fun" he would have said.
He's chatting it up with his Mom and Dad, beloved Aunt "Geet" and Uncle George and many friends and relatives he has missed. I know he's giving Holly-Mae a big kiss, hug from me and they're sharing an ice cream. Don't let her eat too much.
For the rest of us still here, we have a connection to Alan in the way in which he intended.
Many at some point received the most well written heart felt, letter, note, email or text when you most needed it. Being led by his son Mark and his family, it is our job to hold on to this and keep him in a loving heart. That's how we all will truly live on.
THE END is on the screen, the lights come on and it's time to leave the theater. (but always stay and read the credits) With Love.

The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at




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