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Elfreida Catozzi Peightell


Thursday, February 08, 2018

Baltimore, Md. —  Elfreida Catozzi Peightell, 94, died  Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Baltimore, where she had been residing with her daughter Cindy. Freida was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Ludlow, Vt., daughter of Alfred H. and Ruth (Pearsons) Catozzi. She was a 1942 graduate of Windsor High School, Windsor, Vt. She was an active band member who remained connected to her classmates well into her 80’s and continued her relationship with her lifelong friend from kindergarten, Beryl Adams Jarvi of Fitchburg, Mass.

After graduating high school she moved out west where she met and married a military airman. Freida lived in several states before dissolving the marriage and returning to New England. Subsequent to her return to Vermont, she met and married the love of her life, Stanley W. Peightell, in 1963. Elfreida and Stanley combined their families and together they raised seven children.

Freida worked many years as an Executive Assistant, retiring from Timken Corp. in Lebanon in her late sixties. She was both confident and an independent thinker for the times, she was well read, versed in scripture and worked out of the home as she raised her children. She played excellent piano, leading yearly Christmas carol sing-alongs, which her children, grandchildren, and extended family fondly remember. 

Freida was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Peightell, and a grandson, Nathan Peightell. 

She is survived by her children, Beryl St. Laurant (Ernie) of Tucson, Ariz., Gary Peightell (Tina) of Concord, Cindy Eby (Skip) of Baltimore, Md., Gail Hornos (Jorge) of Rio Rancho, N.M., Dean Peightell (Janice) of Candia, Lucy Woodfill of Warwick, R.I., and Sharyn Goddard (Jamie) of Loudon. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and burial will take place at a later date at Glenwood Cemetery, Lebanon, N.H. Contributions in her memory can be made to: First Baptist Church, c/o Kim Adams, PO Box 392, Meriden, N.H. 03770.