Frank T. Peace, Sr.

  • Born: April 17, 1945
  • Died: July 7, 2021
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

mail@joycefuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family


Waltham – Mr. Frank T. Peace, Sr. died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in his Waltham home surrounded by his loving family. He was 76.

He was born and raised in Waltham, a son of the late Frank and Genevieve (Costello) Peace and was a graduate of Waltham High School.

Shortly after their marriage Frank and his wife Karen moved to Newton Centre where they raised their family and where Frank lived before returning to his native Waltham three years ago. Until his retirement he worked as the production control manager for the Parker-Hannifin Company. He'd started there almost forty years earlier when it was known as Waltham's W.H. Nichols Company.

In April, 1986, Frank's wife and the love of his life, Karen, died following a five year battle with cancer. Widowed at the age of 41, Frank poured his heart and soul and life into being the best father he could for his four kids. And he did it well.

Filled with love, determination and a fair amount of trepidation Frank did his best to be both mom and dad at home and a steadfast provider at work.

After he retired from Parker-Hannifin he worked as the sexton at First Parish in Brookline where his affable nature earned him many friends.

Throughout his life Frank found great peace, light, joy and refreshment being outside . . . as a hunter, fisherman, bird watcher, gardener and maple sugar producer. Trips to York, Maine were always welcome respites and locally he became an expert 'eagle watcher' at Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham. His passion for photography earned him many accolades for his skill at capturing beautiful moments in nature.

The husband of the late Karen E. (Aiken) Peace, he leaves his children, Karen E. Cernadas (Alejandro) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Frank T. Peace, Jr. of Marlborough, Jennifer L. Peace Santos (Florisvaldo) of Hampton Bays, New York and Thomas M. Peace of Allston; his grandchildren, Samantha Karen Peace, Daniel Francis Peace, Arianna Logan Peace, Thomas Joseph Brooks, and Kali Candace Brooks; his brother, William E. Peace of South Dennis; his longtime companion, Elsa Lichman and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Frank was also a brother of the late David W. Peace.

Family and friends will honor and remember Frank's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, July 12th, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady's Parish, 920-R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at www.olca.org


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Condolence & Memory Journal

It seems to get harder every day. I miss your joie de vivre, our trips to apple country, your fierce love and protection. I will
Love you forever. Elsa

Posted by Elsa    October 14, 2021

Little Karen, Frank Jr , Jennifer, Aunt Gerri everyone so sorry for your loss. Frank was a great father and friend. I spent so much time with all of you growing up. We are family and friends. I babysat you from the time your were all little kids until you didn't need a babysitter any longer but even after that your Mom, Dad and I stayed friends until we lost her. You are all very special to me as were your parents, stay safe and well and I am so sorry for your loss, Always and forever Love to you and God Bless, Donna and Phil

Posted by Philip & Donna Schaefer - Framingham, MA - Family   July 13, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Frank at First Parish in Brookline.
One year he tapped the sugar maple in the front yard of the church and made syrup from it. Frank brought that syrup to the church's pancake breakfast. Sweetness made from the church's own space by a man who cared so much about the people who came together there.
A perfect gift.

Posted by Kevin Ruderman - Watertown, MA - Friend   July 12, 2021

I am so grateful for the care with which Frank watched over our buildings and grounds at First Parish in Brookline. His departure from the job left an enormous void, and I can only imagine how much bigger the loss is to his family and close friends now that he has passed on. I believe his last name matched his personality. Thank you for sharing him with us!

Posted by Susan Kalt - Roslindale, MA - Friend   July 12, 2021

My Condolences to the Peace Family. Frank was a good guy. I worked with him at both Nichols and Parker. Frank R.I.P.

Posted by Edward Eaton - Waltham - Coworker   July 11, 2021

So sad to hear of Franks passing...he was a great person,and supervisor, and taught me the ins and outs of Production Control while working together at W.H.Nichols in Waltham,Mass...

Posted by Paul Marino - Work   July 10, 2021


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