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Charles L. Peschel

March 12, 1925 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 92)

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 10, 2018

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Mass of Christian Burial
February 10, 2018

11:00 AM
Saint Agnes Church
400 Merwin Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Interment following funeral service
February 10, 2018

All Saints Cemetery
700 Middletown Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473

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Charles L. Peschel, 92, of Milford, beloved husband of the late Betty Anne (Donarum) Peschel, passed away peacefully under hospice care on February 5, 2018. Born on March 12, 1925 in West Haven, he was the son of the late Albert and Louise (Reinwald) Peschel.  

Charlie graduated West Haven High School in 1943. He went on to serve our country in the U.S. Army, as a Gunner in the 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart while in action between Dortmund and Dusseldorf, Germany. Charlie was employed as an industrial engineer for both Avco Lycoming and Sikorsky Aircraft. Besides spending time with his family, Charlie enjoyed teaching his children car maintenance, repair, and restoration. While in retirement, he joined his high school friends for their weekly Wednesday morning breakfast club which he enjoyed for over 25 years. Charlie was very active in the Saint Agnes Parish where he was a communicant, organized the lectors, and volunteered at many of the church events. Charlie’s presence will be missed, but never forgotten.

Charlie is survived by his children, Eileen M. (Thomas) Smith of Maryland, Kevin J. (Grace) Peschel of Northford, and Brian (Maryann) Peschel of Watertown; grandchildren, Sean Peschel, Bridget (Scott) Friedman, Brendan (Flor) Smith, Helen (Michael) Alexander, Joseph Peschel, and Allie Peschel; great grandchildren, Sophie, Micah, Nina, and Jacob; sister, Louise Roller of Milford; daughter-in-law, Nan Peschel;  sister-in-law, Helen Donarum; and brother-in-law, Robert (Mary) Donarum. Charlie was predeceased by his son, Charles J. Peschel; and brother, Albert Peschel.

The family would like to thank the hospice nurses and staff at The Harbor at The Village at East Farms for all their care for Charlie during his short time there.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Saint Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Ave., North Haven. Friends and family may call from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday morning at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

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