Cora (Dolly) Savin Peckitt, 92, of Foxfire Village. Cora Peckitt drew her last breath at home on Sunday morning, July 8, 2018.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Richard (Wally) Peckitt, who died in 2009. Cora was born in Elkton, Maryland, December 5, 1925. She grew up with her brother William Savin and sister Barclay (Betsy) Savin Slade, who both predeceased her. Cora attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in the 1940s, putting herself through school with their work study program. Her studies were in psychology; her work took her to the women’s penitentiary, where she conversed with women who’d killed their husbands to escape abuse. At Antioch, she met Wally Peckitt, and they married in 1947. Her first son, Fred Peckitt, was born in 1948. Cora finished her degree in 1949.
After college, Cora made her home in Simsbury, Connecticut, and worked in insurance in Hartford until her twins Guy and Susan were born in 1955. Once the twins were born, she stopped working outside the home and devoted herself to homemaking, spending both sides of every nickel three times over, garden club, volunteering with the Scouts, and caring for her family. In 1971, she and her family moved to Paxton, Massachusetts, where Cora became an excellent seamstress and refinisher of furniture at the Craft Center of Worcester, where she also organized juried crafts fairs. Around 1982, Wally and Cora retired to North Carolina, making their home in Foxfire Village. Her retirement was filled with golf, bridge, and international travel.
Cora is survived by her children Fred and Karen Peckitt of Wildwood, Missouri; Guy and Debbie Peckitt of Foxfire Village, North Carolina; Susan Peckitt and Kent Koeninger of Worcester, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Alina Amato, Amy Rees, Eric Peckitt, Charles Kaneb, and Stephen Kaneb; and six great-grandchildren, Ava, Benjamin, and Nicholas Amato, Sydney and Sienna Rees, and Isaac Peckitt.
Cremation and burial will be private. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers Tammy and Joy, who insured her serenity and dignity in her final months of life.
Services are entrusted to the Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.
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