John Peabody

Obituary of John A. Peabody

OSWEGATCHIE/PHILADELPHIA – John A. Peabody, Sr., age 76, formerly of Oswegatchie and Philadelphia, passed away on August 19, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. His funeral service will be held at French Funeral Home in Edwards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. followed by burial in Woodland Cemetery in Fine. There will be no calling hours. His family requests that no flowers be sent, but memorial donations be made to the Russell Pilgrim Holiness Church, 3639 Main Street, Russell NY 13684. John was born on March 13, 1943 in Oswegatchie, NY (town of Fine) to the late George Peabody, Sr. and Jane (Webb) Peabody. He graduated from Clifton-Fine Central School in 1963 and married Sharon Davenport on April 16, 1966 at the Hermon Baptist Church. John was the owner and operator of JP Trucking and Peabody's Roadside Market in Monticello for many years. He attended the Russell Pilgrim Holiness Church, enjoyed playing checkers and cards with his family, and was a fan of the Dodger's baseball team and Syracuse Orange basketball team. John had a sense of humor and wanted to make everybody laugh. And last, but not least, John was a great supporter of Trump and Fox News. His survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sharon Peabody; 7 children, John Jr. and Gina Peabody, Julie Kaffenberger, James and Jo-Ann Peabody, Jeffrey Peabody, Joseph Peabody, Jerry and Jennifer Peabody, Jayne and Kevin Rieman and; a brother, George Peabody; 2 sisters, Vesta Thomas and Stella Jackson; 20 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Condolences may be shared online at
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Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019
French Funeral Home Inc.
188 Main Street
Edwards, New York, United States
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