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Caleen ‘Peaches’ Speed

LAKEVILLE — Caleen “Peaches” Speed, 63, of Lakeville, gained her angels wings suddenly on April 23, 2022, at her home. She was the devoted mother of Ashley Speed and the loving partner of John Gallagher.

Peaches was born on July 22, 1958, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Floyd Sr. and Helen Speed. Peaches was well known for her bubbly personality and her unconditional love for those in her life. She worked at The Hotchkiss School in housekeeping for many years until her early retirement. She met her partner, John Gallagher, while working at The Hotchkiss School and the couple shared 17 blissful years together. Peaches loved spending time with friends and family, reading books recommended by her daughter, arts and crafts, game shows, and animals. Peaches had many pets that she cared for deeply.

Peaches is survived by a daughter, Ashley Speed and fiancé Mark Dautrich, long-time partner, John Gallagher, four brothers, John, Floyd Jr., Gene, and Gary, sister-in-law Diane Speed, and niece Krista Fitzgerald.

Calling hours will be held at Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon, on Friday May 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ashley kindly asks that everyone wear something orange in remembrance of Peaches.

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