Helen Curtis Peacock died Monday, August 1, 2016, at her home in Oak Bluffs. Helen was born at home on Hillman Street in New Bedford on March 28, 1930, though she only knew the Island as home. She moved here at the age of 2, spent her childhood here, and graduated from Oak Bluffs High School in 1948.
When she was 22, she married James Peacock (U.S. Navy) on Oct. 8, 1952. Their daughter, Susette, was born two years later. Helen worked as a printer and photographer at Mosher’s in Vineyard Haven for over 20 years. She may be well remembered as a 4-H leader, VFW auxiliary member, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
At age 86, Helen now joins her husband, but is survived by her daughter, Susie Benjamin; her son-in-law, Lee Benjamin; her granddaughter, Trinket Easter; her grandson, Michael Benjamin, married to Amanda Benjamin; and her three great-grandsons, Ryan Easter, Bret Easter, and Haven Benjamin.
Her family is hosting a small open house on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Helen’s home at 99 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs, from 1 to 4 pm to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, her family encourages donations to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.