Cora Ann Peckham

cora peckham

June 27, 1936 ~ July 1, 2023

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: West Haven, CT

Cora Ann Peckham, 87, of West Haven, wife of the late Kent Peckham, passed away at her home with family by her side on July 1, 2023. Born in New Haven on June 27, 1936 to the late Charles and Harriett Scott, Cora grew up in the Mt. Carmel section of Hamden before moving to West Haven, where she had been since 1958. She had a long career working for the Water Company and SNET, both in the collections department. She was always active, whether doing Bingo, bowling in one of her leagues, or playing pinochle for the last 56 years. Even up until recently, Cora was still going out with the “Jeanettes.”
Cora will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Deborah and Ed Smith of Hamden, Lora and John Kelly of Stormville, NY, Kimberly and James Glatz of Greentown, PA, and Mark and Cheryl Peckham of East Haddam; her brother Edward and Judy Scott of Southbury; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth Bissell, Jean Peckham, and Doris Strampach.
A Memorial Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Friday, July 7th at 11:00 a.m. Friends are invited to visit with her family before the service from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations in Cora’s name may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.


Visitation: July 7, 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Memorial Service: July 7, 2023 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. I so Remember your mom Cora ❤️ over aunt el and uncle Tommy and well lots of family functions. What a personality My heartfelt condolences are with you and your family.

  2. My Condolences to your family ❤️ CORA was so loved. I have many great childhood memories from your home & our sleepovers on Eagle place. Stay strong & hold onto your memories.
    Love Gay Ann (Fuggi) Flammia

  3. To Kim and family.. your mom will surely be missed! I have so many good memories!she was a true friend to my mom💕now they are together again! Your mom will always hold a special place in my heart!❤️

  4. Love you Aunt Cora. Thank you for enlightening my and Sheila life.. without you I wouldn’t have known.. please visit

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