THOMASTON, Conn. – Mrs. Evelyn M. (LeBlanc) Pecka, 86, of Center Street, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, Conn. She was the wife of the late John I. Pecka. Mrs. Pecka was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Millinocket, daughter of the late August and Melvina (Raymond) LeBlanc. She was a graduate of Sterns High School, Millinocket, Class of 1938, and moved to Waterbury, Conn., in 1940. She had worked for Shoe Hardware making zippers for the war effort. She had worked inside and outside her home for many years, especially as treasurer for Johnny’s Auto Parts, Thomaston, Conn. She proudly wore the VFW Auxiliary uniform in many parades and lived in Wolcott, Conn., before moving to Thomaston, Conn., where she worked as a teacher’s aide over the years. For the past decade she was very involved in the Thomaston Seniors, keeping track of membership, birthdays and special occasions. She enjoyed being part of the senior group travel events. She is survived by two sons, John A. Pecka of Silver City, N.M., and David J. Pecka and his wife, Annmarie, of Watertown, Conn.; two daughters, Kitti Pecka, wife of Thomas Wisler, of Palo Alto, Calif., and Carolyn Pecka, wife of Joseph J. Lango III, of Wolcott, Conn.; one brother, Lionel Barrow of Pleasant Valley, Conn.; two sisters, Ida Daske Santos of Chavez, Portugal, and Joanne Rowe of Watertown, Conn.; and three grandchildren, Melvina Wisler, Devon Pecka and Erin Pecka. Funeral services will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High St., Thomaston, Conn., with a Mass held 10 a.m. at Thomas Church. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Conn. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomaston Volunteer Ambulance Co., South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit