Richard J. Peter

Date of Passing:

July 28, 2023

Peter, Richard J., 78, of Narragansett Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on July 28, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Marion (Miller) Peter.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles and Florence (Roe) Peter, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Peter was a maintenance worker for Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren for 12 years before retiring in 2006.

Richard enjoyed playing scratch tickets and spending time with his loving family.

Mr. Peter was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam era.

Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a daughter, April L. Peter of Riverside; a granddaughter, Gianna Lynn Loccisano of Riverside and a brother, Bob Peter of Florida. He was the brother of the late Charles Peter.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Wednesday August 2, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Rich’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI, 02914 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Heartfelt condolences to the Peter Family.


    Norma Sarkisian
    ’63 EPHS

  2. Just learned of Rick’s passing and very sad to think about. He was a good high school friend and just a nice person to be with. RIP Rick

  3. Marion and April sorry for your loss.Ricky was nice guy. He was always in a good mood. I always run into him at honey dew.

  4. Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers to you and your family 🙏

  5. My fondest memory of Mr.P was when he retired. He’d sit reading his newspaper on the front stairs. And right beside him was Baby his cat. My condolences to April and Gianna. Miss M we’re here for you.

  6. April, Marion and Gianna,

    So very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Please accept our condolences and prayers for all you. May he rest in peace.

    Sincerest Sympathies,
    Anne and Scott

  7. April, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you all find strength and peace with the cherished memories your hearts will hold forever. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Peace, love & light…Derron

  8. So so sorryyyy Marion and April. My heart goes out to you.. I have many fond memories of Ricky…such a great man. Sending hugs and prayers to you all. Love you 🙏💔

  9. My sincere condolences to Marion and April for the loss of your husband/father. Ricky was a nice guy and my mother thought the world of him when they worked together at self help. My condolences to Rick’s family and friends also. May he rest in peace. 🙏

  10. Marion t April , So Very, Very Sorry For Your Loss , He Was Such A Nice Guy, And He Will Be Sadly Missed 🙏

  11. To the Peter family sorry for your loss

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