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Loretta E. Peck, 93

OSWEGO, NY – Loretta E. Peck, 93, a resident of Scriba, passed away on Wednesday October 16, 2013, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Scriba, she was the daughter of the late William and Flossie (Quonce) Donahue.

Loretta E. Peck
Loretta E. Peck

She was a graduate of Oswego High School and the Oswego Normal School (State University at Oswego).

She taught for many years, first in one-room schoolhouses and later retired from the Mexico Academy and Central School District.

Loretta was a long-time member of the Lycoming United Methodist Church, the Goldfinch Chapter of the Home Bureau, Scriba Historical Society, Order of the Eastern Star and the Oswego County Retired Teachers’ Association.

Loretta loved life, her family and friends, traveling and her home.

Surviving are her daughter, Sally (Ed Salerno) Palmer of Cazenovia; her son, Douglas (Elaine) Peck of Annapolis Md.; five grandchildren, Timothy Palmer, Matthew Palmer, Patrick Peck, Christopher Peck and Tracey Patterson; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Peck, in 1978.

The family would like to thank the Knoles of Seneca Hill and Crouse Hospital, Four North Irving for their wonderful care.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from the Lycoming United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Lycoming United Methodist Church.

Friends may call call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lycoming United Methodist Church.