Joseph E. Peek
Joseph E. Peek 1926 - 2016 UTICA - Joseph E. Peek, 90, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016, at Katherine Luther Residential Health Care. Joe was born on June 2, 1926, in Utica, the son of Frederick and Daisy (Miller) Peek. He attended Utica schools and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. On October 30, 1948, Joe married Anna Zizzi in St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, a blessed union of nearly 57 years. Anna passed away on May 10, 2005. Joe was employed as a security guard with General Electric prior to retirement. Joe was a devoted father and grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and also loved to bowl. Surviving are his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Fred and Monica Peek, Deerfield, and Norm Peek, Utica; grandchildren, Michael (Missy), Stephen and Kelsey Peek; in-laws, Peter and Doris Zizzi, New York Mills, Cosmo Zizzi, PA, Theresa Porto, New Hartford, and Michelina (Margaret) Zizzi, Utica; and many nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kristen Peek; brother, James (Clara) Peek; sisters, Mabel (Bill) O'Brien, Clara (Leo) Sayles and Lillian (Norman) Sylvester; and in-laws, Vito (Bill) Zizzi, Joseph (Fay) Zizzi, Ruff Zizzi and Richard Porto. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home and 10 a.m. from St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Utica. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Joe's name may be made to St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Messages of sympathy at www.nunnandmcgrath.com .
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