Leonard “Lenny” Reid Pelkey Jr., age 63, longtime resident of Fitzwilliam, NH, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday July 22, 2022, in the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative Care and Hospice, Dartmouth Hitchcock Center in Lebanon, following a period of declining health.
Lenny was born on February 6, 1959, a son to the late Leonard Reid Pelkey Sr. and Ann Isabelle (White) Pelkey.
Lenny grew up and attended local schools, graduating class of 1977 from Monadnock Regional High School. He married the love of his life, Pamela “Pam” (Adams) Pelkey at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on August 27, 1983.
Lenny was an active member of his community where he proudly worked for Monadnock Lifetime Products and the Town of Fitzwilliam highway department as a maintenance worker. He also loved volunteering on the Fitzwilliam Fire Department, where he did for several years. In his free time, he participated for many years in the Greater Keene Men’s Softball League. He loved spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, spending time in the woods including helping his son gather firewood each spring, evening drives with his father looking for deer, plowing whether it be for the homestead or the town, and just going on “Tour” around Fitzwilliam.
Lenny is predeceased by both of his parents.
Lenny will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Pam Pelkey; his sons, Christopher Bedard of Jaffrey, NH, Joseph Pelkey and his wife of Shayna of Troy, NH; his daughter, Alicia Pelkey and her companion Seth Avery of Jaffrey, NH; his mother’s longtime companion Calvin Linkenhoker of Fitzwilliam, NH, and his brother, Michael Pelkey of Fitzwilliam, NH.; eight grandchildren, Kobe, Adrianna, Savannah, Ava, Jameson, Nataleigh, Lila, and Mason as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Lenny’s family would like to thank the staff at the DHMC ICU and the Jack Byrne Center for their excellent personal care that allowed his family and Lenny to have dignity and comfort he had over the last few weeks of his life.
Family and friends are invited to Lenny’s Celebration of Life on Sunday August 7, 2022, from 11:00AM – 2:00PM at the Samuel Paul Center, 61 South Street, Troy, N.H.
Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fitzwilliam at a later date.
In keeping with Lenny’s wishes, in lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial contribution in his name to Fitzwilliam Ambulance or Fire Department; PO Box 725, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447 or to The Jack Byrne Center for Palliative Care & Hospice by mailing a check to; Medical & Healthcare Advancement Attn: ‘gift recording’ One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070 Lebanon, NH 03756-0001