Obituary: June “Grandmere” Peck Tibbals, 96

June “Grandmere” Peck Tibbals, 96, died September 6, 2013, in Milford. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Thornton Tibbals for 66 beautiful years.

She was born in Stratford June 13, 1917, to the late Harold and Marion (Petak) Peck.

June attended local schools and was a secretary for the Visiting Nurses Association.

She loved singing in the gospel choir at the Milford Senior Center and playing pinochle with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

June is survived by her two sons; Thomas (Suzanne) Tibbals of Derby, Wayne (Florence) Tibbals of Milford, her grandchildren; Grace-Lynn Tibbals, Jo-Ann Ochman, Timothy (Katrina) Tibbals, Michael (Mara) Tibbals, Todd (Lynn)Tibbals great-grandchildren; Christopher, Danielle, Jacob Ochman and Kendra Tibbals. She is also survived by her sister Marcia (Henry) Peck Keyes of Merrimack NH, sister-in-law Meryl Rogan and nephew Jerry Rogan.

June gave meaning to the word “Lady” and impressed everyone she met with her gentle and caring personality. We will not look upon her like again.

Calling hours are Friday, Sept. 13, 5-8 pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St, Milford. A Prayer Service will be held Saturday Sept 14, at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in June’s name to: The American Heart Assoc. 1 Union Street, #301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 or the Emma Davis Foundation, 34 West Main St. Milford, CT 06460.

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