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“A real passing of an era. Pete was an oversized kid with tons of spirit and energy. We'll miss his generosity and good humor, his visits, and the...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Rolf Wasserman - Hill, NH

“Just heard a couple of minutes ago from Rolfie. Very sad--we'll miss the old guy. I miss his telling me I wasn't fixing things the right way. We go...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Pete Thompson, Faith, Gordon - NH

“Dear Chrissy, I am so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. I just found out today. I am sure you are missing him so much. He was so full of life...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Diane - Hill, NH - friend

“Marty, Kathy and Family-As a young man, I was blessed with the opportunity to have Peter in my life for an all too brief period of time. Peter was my...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Douglas J. Casey - Nashua, NH

“Peter, we go way back to St. Mary's, so glad you came to the Class reunion this year...You were a great sport! Prayers and thoughts go out to your...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Walsh - Wakefield, MA

“I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO DEAL WITH PETER AT BONNELL EVERYDAY FOR MANY YEARS,I WORKED AT HIGHLAND AUTO PARTS A MOTORCRAFT DISTRIBUTOR OF PARTS...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: PAUL BARRY - DRACUT, MA - PARTS

“I have many memories of Peter. Favorites include his insisting that I didn't know how to shovel snow, his planting white flowers in my front garden...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Reynolds - Reading, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the DuBois family and all of his extended family. May perpetual light shine upon Peter's soul. May God Bless and...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Felicia Hernandez - Dorchester, MA

“Kathy and family, I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy and to let you know your in my thoughts and prayers! ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Dede Griffin - Revere, MA

“REST IN PEACE SWEET PETER. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Merenda - Seabrook, NH

“Peter, you just find Grandpa and fish away !!!!! ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret Ann Connors - NH - Neice

“Peter was a Godfather to Rebecca as well as an adopted father and grandfather to me and my children. This past week alone was the hardest but he is...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn, Brendan & Rebecca Burke - MA

“Sorry to Matt, Kathy and Jaimie for the passing of Peter. I remember one holiday watching baby Jamie play with the boxes instead of his toys...We had...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Rita McAdoo - North Port, FL

“To the DuBois family & the Macdonald family, we are sorry to hear about Peter's passing.Our thoughts are with you.Just remember all the great...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Gregory James Berberian & Jennifer Phillips Berberian - HI

“Dear Kathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Your Dad's passing. I just saw him at the class reunion, he was so upbeat and happy. I am glad he got...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Elaine Scribner (Spracklin) - MA


Mr. Peter DuBois, of Melrose and Reading, passed away surrounded by his family in Melrose on December 31, 2011, at age 64.

Peter was born on October 9, 1947, in Lynn, one of four children of the late Victor and Mildred (Bonning) DuBois. Raised in Melrose, he graduated with the Class of 1967 from Melrose High School. He worked at Bonnell Ford in Winchester for 27 years in the shipping and receiving department.

Peter's favorite activity was fishing. Every year of his life, he spent much of the summer in Hill, New Hampshire where his family had a home. Peter loved the area and especially cherished the fly fishing along Smith River. He was a passionate Bruins and Red Sox fan, and loved square dancing. He was also a Scout Master in Melrose for the Boy Scouts, #610 for many years and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the devoted father of Kathleen M. "Kathy" MacDonald and her husband Matt of Reading. Also survived by Margaret R. "Marty" (Ashley) DuBois of Reading. Dear brother of Mildred Migliero of Revere, and the late Victor "Al" DuBois and Richard DuBois. Cherished grandfather of Jamie M. MacDonald of Reading. Also survived by Christine A. Gale of Melrose, many nieces and nephews, beloved extended family members and friends, and his favorite dog, Daisy.

Relatives and friends will honor and remember Peter's life by gathering for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Wednesday, January 4 from 4-8 PM and again on Thursday morning at 8:00 AM before leaving in procession to St. Mary's Church, Herbert St., Melrose where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.