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Benjamin J. ("Buddy") Peabody

August 27, 1960 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Benjamin Peabody Obituary

Ben (Buddy) was a graduate of the Georgetown High class of 1978, where he would frequently be found playing the piano in the empty auditorium whenever he got the chance. After high school he played professionally all over the North Shore right up until his death. Music was always important to him. He loved listening to his favorites such as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and many great jazz musicians.


Most of his adult life was spent in Haverhill, MA, where it was not uncommon to see him at the A1 Deli, antique stores, and tickling the ivories at Maria's Restaurant. Haverhill will never be the same. He loved relaxing in his apartment enveloped by fine art that he'd collected over the years and a plethora of books that rivaled any library. 


Spending time with his dear friends, Sheila & Maurice, Debbie, Charlene and Rex and being surrounded by his large family was where he was most happy. Fortunately, his last day was spent at a family Christmas party, laughing, joking, and feeling loved.


He was a gentle and generous soul who will be greatly missed by all. However, no one will miss him more than his partner of 25 years, Leon, and the memories they had together will be greatly cherished.


Ben was the loving son to Audrey J. (MacLennan) Peabody of Groveland and the late Benjamin A. Peabody. He is survived by his Life Partner of 25 years, Leon "Chuck" Moutsoulas of Danvers, his siblings, Ellen Collins of Merrimack, NH, Maryann Dineen and her husband Daniel of Groveland, Nancy Primo and her partner Dawn Rezendes of Fremont, NH,

Michael Peabody of Haverhill, Robert Peabody and his wife Karen of Haverhill as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Ben was predeceased by his sister, Jean Rogers and his brother-in-law, Tom Collins.


At the request of the Peabody Family, Ben's services will be private. To share a memory of Ben with his family, please visit

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