Mrs. Harriet Lydia Peabody
- August 30, 1944 - April 26, 2012
- Cambridge, New York
of Harriet's Passing
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“Its been almost six months that aunt harriet is gone. I still can't believe it. They say the Lord only takes the good ones . So I hope that she is...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Amy Emerson - neice
“everytime i see her car i think of her used to pass ebery morning on my way to work she was headed to the old homestead to see if things were going...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: malene lee - cambridge , NY
Sending you and your family my deepest sympathies on the sad passing of your wife, Harriet. May all of you long be comforted with happy...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: ANGIE ESTRAMONTE
“mom you will be very miss by your children and husband and grand kids. We all have special memories of you one way or another, You have become our...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: anna - Stillwater, NY - Daughter
“You are the best neighbor I have ever had. I'm going to miss our visits, sitting on the porch. rest in peace! xoxox Gone but never forgotten!!!
5 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie - Cambridge, NY - neighbor
“Glen and I have so many memories of all the fun times with Henry and Harriet. Square dances, meeting at Legion Breakfasts, parties at the farm, and...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Betty White - Greenwich, NY
“Dear Henry and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Harriet's passing. I have appreciated yours' and Harriet's friendship all during my term. ...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Judge Janet S. DeCarlo - NY
“Aunt Harriet was a great person. She loved her family most in life. I've been told by many people that I have always resembles her in looks. I...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Hewitt - Johnsonville, NY
“I remember spending the day at Washington County Fair with Harriett and my cousins. And when i was younger, celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas. at...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Machelle Hewitt-Hurlburt - NY
“Aunt Harriet was a warm and sweet soul. She loved her family with her whole being. I remember when I was younger going up to their farm, spending...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Hewitt - Troy, NY - niece
“our family extends our heartfelt condolences to the peabody family. family ties go back many years and memories are real. we wish that you all...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: brian hunt sr - eagle bridge, NY
“We were blessed to know Harriet through her visits with Henry to Robe-Jan Dairy Farm (Jane and Bob Herrington) in Schaghticoke, NY. We also looked...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Janet Herrington Gaitor and Don Marpe - NY
“I will always remember how kind and loving Harriet was to me as i was growing up. When ever i came to visit i was always welcomed and included in the...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Maile Piko - Honaunau, HI
“Harriet was one of the most compassionate , friendly & caring persons I ever met. She will be sadly missed by all, especially her close knit family...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Murphy - cambridge, NY
“We are very sadden to heard about Harriet. Please know that you are you our thoughts and prayers. I so enjoyed running into her and hearing about...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Rick And Gloria Robertson
“We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
16 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Freebern and family - NY
“Aunt Harriet always thought to do the small things for me and my family. She made my wedding cake which by the way was beautiful, she made my family...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: melanie - cambridge, NY
“harriet was more than my aunt, she was my backbone when peanut was very sick . not many people knew that I called her alot and talked to her during...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Amy Emerson - VT - niece
Harriet Lydia Peabody, 67, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Glens Falls Hospital with her loving husband, Henry B. Peabody, by her side.
Born Wednesday, August 30, 1944 in Hoosick Falls, she was the daughter of Donald S. and Lydia Quackenbush Hewitt. The family lived in Petersburg and Harriet received her education in Hoosick Falls, graduating from Hoosick Falls High School, class of 1962. She attended Troy Beauty Academy before marrying Henry on June 13, 1964 and moving with him to Cambridge.
As a farmer's wife she assisted her husband with the many responsibilities of running the farm. Along with raising her family, she was the main bookkeeper and financial person of the operation. When the grandchildren arrived, she became the official babysitter, always there at a moment's notice.
In her younger years she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Petersburg, a member of the Hoosic Grange and a great square dancer.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, going to Bingo and Friday night card playing with her husband and friends. She was a wonderful grandmother and loved the time she spent with her grandchildren.
A son, William Henry Peabody, and two siblings, Helen Brown and Donald S. Hewitt, Jr., predecease her.
Along with her devoted husband of 47 years, she is survived by four children, Anna Schworm and husband James of Stillwater, Charles Henry Peabody of Cambridge, John Henry Peabody and wife Ruth of Buskirk and Cindy Casavant and husband Larry of North Hoosick; a brother, David Hewitt and wife Sandy of Petersburg; a brother-in-law, Donald Brown of Petersburg; a sister-in-law, Carol Peabody of White Creek; a brother-in-law, Charles Peabody of Chula Vista, CA; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 3 to 6 PM at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge.
Harriet will be buried at Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburg on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11 AM.
For those wishing to remember Harriet in a special way, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.