Cecile Marie Peyton, age 100, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Duluth, Minnesota, died Friday, July 6, 2012 in Gainesville, Georgia. She was born in 1912 to Ellen and Wilbrod Carpentier in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where she grew up and graduated high school.
On July 14, 1938, Cecile married the love of her life, Newton H. Peyton. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her pride and joy in her long, bountiful life.
She was a parishioner and faithful supporter of St. James Catholic Church in West Duluth, MN. In later years, she was a member of St. Raphael’s Church at Pike Lake, Hermantown, MN.
Cecile was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Newton who passed away on June 9, 2012. She was also preceded by grandsons Bobby Mosack, John Michael Peyton and Quinn Peyton as well as by 11 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Alice Stelling (Art Bergstrom) of St. Paul, MN; Ann (Jim) Mosack of Duluth and formerly of Esko, MN; Pat (Frank) Foley of Gainesville, Georgia; and Betty (Craig) Scherfenberg of Swan River, MN. She is also survived by sons, Doug (Lore) Peyton of Enterprise, Alabama; Jerry (Elaine) Peyton of West Palm Beach, FLorida; and John (Nancy) Peyton of Duluth, MN; a sister, Marguerite Starich, of Plymouth, MN. Cecile is survived by 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10:00AM-11:00AM on Thursday, July 12 at St. Raphael’s Church, 5779 Seville Rd., Duluth, MN 55811. A funeral mass will be said at 11:00AM. After the mass, luncheon will be served in the social hall of the church. Following the luncheon, there will be a graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth.
Arrangements are pending by Rowe Funeral Home & Crematory, Grand Rapids, MN.