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Florence M. Peet

Hanover, N.H. — In loving memory of Florence M. Peet of Storrs Rd., Hanover, and Kendal at Hanover who passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Hanover, after a brief illness.

“Flo” was an active member of the Hanover, N.H., and Greensboro, Vt., communities, where she enjoyed a wide circle of dedicated friends.

She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Her children include: Tom Mleczko and wife, Bambi, of Nantucket, Mass.; John Mleczko and wife Debbie of Wilton, Conn., David Mleczko of Los Angeles; and daughter, Sarah Kasten and her husband, Robert of Washington, District of Columbia.

Her extended family grew through her marriages to Robert Peet from 1985-1995 and subsequently to Julian Scholl from 1999-2008.

She was born Florence Elizabeth Farley in 1917 in Oshkosh, Wis., to Albert Allison Farley and Mary Elizabeth Dodson. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science Degree and from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Education. Over the years, she held teaching positions at the Ethical Culture School, St. Lawrence University, the University of New Hampshire and the Thomas School for Girls in Rowayton, Conn.

Florence married Stanley S. Mleczko — an attorney and engineer — in 1943, and they were married until his death in 1978. She lived in New York City while her husband was overseas in WWII. They subsequently resided in Boston; Manchester, New Hampshire; Puerto Rico; Tehran, Iran; Lawrence, Long Island and in Wilton, Conn. Flo moved to Hanover in 1981.

Flo was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover, and the United Church of Christ in Greensboro, Vt. Her extensive volunteer work over the years in the various communities where she lived included Board and Auxiliary service for the Visiting Nurse Association, YWCA, Girls Club of America, the Elliot and Norwalk Hospitals, Trinity Church (Hewlett, Long Island), Montshire Museum, Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Upper Valley Hostel and the Friends of Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art.

Flo was an avid bridge player, golfer, college hockey and football fan and canoeist and won multiple tournaments in tennis and squash. She journeyed far and wide to cheer on her children and grandchildren in their own athletic endeavors. Her love of life and for her family and friends knew no bounds. Her gift to us all is immeasurable.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to either the Upper Valley Hostel, 17 South Street, Hanover, NH 03755 (uppervalleyhostel.org) or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 W. Wheelock St, Hanover.

A private interment will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Wilton, Conn. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 9 W. Wheelock St, Hanover, N.H.