Peter D. Wright

Born: Tue., Nov. 26, 1946
Died: Tue., Jun. 27, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 05, 2017
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 06, 2017
Location: Funeral Home

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JEFFERSON (Holden) -- Peter D. Wright, 70 years old, passed away peacefully at home June 27, 2017. He leaves his wife and best friend Cynthia A. (Valentine). Peter and Cindy would have celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on July 25th. He leaves a son Jeffery Wright and his wife, Cheryl of Fitchburg, a daughter, Tammy Wright of Pepperell and her children, Colin and Julia, a sister, Pamela Burnett of Sacramento, CA, brothers Paul Simpson of Keene, NH, Bruce Simpson and his wife, Ying, of Dublin, NH, Shawn Cleary of Ashby, an aunt and uncle, Helen and Angelo Seretto, of Leominster, a cousin Michael Seretto, who was like a brother to Peter, and his wife, Diane, of Leominster, and several cousins, nieces and a nephews.

Peter was born in Fitchburg on November 26, 1946, the son of David Wright and Carolyn (Seretto) Watson. He graduated from Ashby High School and received an Associates Degree in Drafting Engineering from Mt. Wachusett Community College. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971 where he was an air defense acquisition radar maintenance/radio mechanic.

Peter worked for Verizon as an equipment installer for 26 years until retiring in 2003. Recently he worked part-time for Prime Toyota in Lancaster. He also had worked for Sweet Life Foods and Digital Equipment Corp. Peter had been a member of North County Street Rods, National Street Rod Association, Right Coast Association and Corvettes United.

Peter’s passions were his five kitties, his muscle cars and street rods which he enjoyed working on and attending local events as well as driving to shows in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Vermont. He also enjoyed camping for the last 14 years in Seabrook, NH where he met a wonderful group of people that had become great friends. Peter was also a talented artist.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 5th from 5-7 pm at the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 6th at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats, Inc., P.O. Box 142, Lunenburg, MA 01462 or Neady Cats, Inc., P.O. Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583.

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Wayne and Peggy Shurling
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Cindy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. We will miss talking with Peter at Twin Brooks. He was a great guy and you could always count on catching him to talk cars. Sending hugs and love,
Wayne and Peggy Shurling

Betsy & Don Fontaine
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Cindy, we are so sorry about Peter we have all been friends for so many years we will always keep him in our hearts and you in our prayers.
I will see you soon.
Love Betsy & Donnie

Joy Ballentine
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
We will miss him. He was a good egg. Funny, thoughtful & helpful with everyone.

John & Sandy Pigaga
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
To Cindy and family, We were terribly saddened to learn of Pete's passing. We shared some great memories together through our mutual passion of Corvettes, muscle cars and hot rods. Peter will always be remembered by us as a great friend and we will always remember the great times we all shared together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time. May he rest in peace.

Ce & Larry Shaughnessy
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Dear Cindy,
It's with heavy hearts we send you our deepest sympathy. It's difficult to realize that we've all lost one of the most caring and dear men we have ever known. Our fondest memories of Peter will always be the memories of our times together at Twin Brook.
With love and hugs,
Ce & Larry

   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Cindy: Sally and I are so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. Unfortunately Sally and I will be in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada during your arrangements. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and all family and friends as you try to deal with Peter's death. Ron & Sally.

Matt and Gloria Matteson
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
Dear Cindy and family. We are so sorry to hear of Peters passing. It seems like it was just a couple of weeks ago that we saw you both at the supermarket.At least two good friends from Verizon got to see each other again. Matt has a terrible cold so we won't be able to attend the wake and funeral. Our prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Matt and Gloria

Dan Reynolds
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Cindy you have my condolences. I worked with Pete at Verizon in the past and always enjoyed his company. He was a good guy!


Marie Mulcahy / John Bartlett
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Dear Cindy and Family,

We are deeply sorry for you loss.

He will always be remembered as the fun guy with a smile on his face that wouldn't go away.

Wishing you peace and courage to face the days ahead.

Marie & John

Bruce & Judi Nichols
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Cindy, Missed you both at cruise nites. Please keep in touch. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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