Ronald R. Peck, 81 years old, of Kingston, MA entered into the presence of his Heavenly Father on March 6, 2023 after a hard fought, month long battle with COVID. He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Bethel Peck and his sister Joan Trefry. He leaves his “girl,” Alice Hardy Peck, wife of sixty one years, whom he treasured above all others; his sister Nancy Merry and husband Robert and his children Douglas Peck and wife Lori, Sally Balch and husband Ken, Kelly Clink and husband Clarence, and Alison Sopher and husband Sam. His legacy also includes nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren of whom he was so proud: Joshua Tornstrom, Tyler Tornstrom and wife Alyssa; Joel Balch, Noah Balch and wife Kat; Grant, Lincoln, Will, and Gibson Martin; his only granddaughter Michelle Peck, along with his great grandchildren Wesley and Annie Jo Tornstrom.
Ron was born in 1941 in Syracuse, NY. He had very fond memories of his home and family in New York, which include his beloved Aunt Beverly and Uncle John Storrier and the entire Storrier family who were so special to him. He enjoyed hunting throughout the years with his son, uncles, aunt and cousins. Ron attended Lafayette School District before his family moved to Kingston in 1958. Ron attended Silver Lake Regional High School his junior and senior year where he made many lifelong friends. Ron holds the school record for the half-mile race with a time of 1:57.8 where he ran at States as a senior in 1960. He had his own personal cheerleader, Alice, the love of his life. She continued to cheer him on for sixty-one years.
While still holding down a full-time job, Ron began his own business Capeway Welding in 1968 out of his basement. In 1969, he left his job to focus solely on his business. This business flourished, and in 1985 he built his current shop in the Plymouth Industrial Park. In 1987, he purchased New England Propeller, Inc. which he proudly ran with his beloved son Douglas. Ron’s work ethic and ability to think outside of the box to problem solve were second to none. Ron always expressed appreciation for his past and present employees’ skills and talents that contributed to the success of the business.
Ron was a good friend and rock to so many. He loved people and his generosity to all was beyond measure. He dearly loved his church family at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, where he served in many capacities throughout the years.
Ron also loved spending time with his extended family included special in-laws, nieces, and nephews on both the Hardy and Peck side. Ron loved a party and hosted many lobster feasts at his home for family, friends, and neighbors. Many will treasure time spent on his boat lobstering and fishing. Time on the boat was truly a refuge for Ron and his family.
Ron was blessed to have been under the care of Dr. Irina Gurevich for the 20 years of his cancer diagnosis. We are so thankful for the staff on the BID Progressive Care Unit and Dr. Mark Dunlop for their graciousness and wonderful care.
If you knew Ron, you probably knew he lost his sense of taste and smell many years ago. We have the blessed assurance that Ron’s Heavenly Father has prepared a table for him, and his sense of taste and smell have been fully restored. Ron’s love of Jesus was reflected in his love for all of us, and we are grateful to have been loved by him.
A celebration of life service will be held at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St., Duxbury, MA at 4:00 p.m. on Friday March 17, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Smile or Samaritan’s Purse.