There will be no services for Fred C. Peck II. He will be cremated and his ashes will be buried at Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock.
He was born in 1935, son of Victoria Zemo and Seth Hubbel Peck and stepfather Harry Tarleton of Woodstock, Fred’s hometown.
He was a graduate of Woodstock High School, Springfield College, and Colgate University with several hours of advanced studies at various colleges.
Fred began his teaching career at Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park and Chester, before moving to New York State where he become internationally known for developing a successful rehabilitation for troubled youth. He was director of the Masonville Youth Opportunity Camp at Camp Brace in Masonville, N.Y. He worked with the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps Cape Cod Adolescent Treatment Center in Massachusetts, serving as director of the Robert F. Kennedy School.
A resident of Cape Cod for many years, he served as executive director of the A.I.M. Medical Center and facilitated his private psychotherapy practice.
He returned home to Vermont serving as senior counselor in Rochester and South Royalton. He was also the principal at the Northfield Middle School and Stafford Technical Center.
He retired to Cape Cod, and eventually to Florida where he enjoyed the warmer climate.
He is survived by his daughter Deborah Hripak of Milford, Conn. (deceased husband David), and his grandchildren David and Megan Hripak, also survived by daughter, Karen Nunes of Springfield, Mass. (husband Jerry), one son, Fred C. Peck, III of Charlottesville, Vir. (wife Susan), and his grandchildren Kelsey, Emily, and Justin Peck; adoptive daughter, Sharri Maynard of Franklin, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Carlee Kendall, Ryan, and Thomas Maynard, and one great-grandson, Caden Roberts; one sister Emelia Peck; and niece Cindy and nephew Mark Maynard; and his dear friend and companion Lee of Seminole, Fla.
This obituary first appeared in the April 17, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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