Peter John O'MearaMay 6, 1938 ~ June 13, 2017 (age 79)
Peter John O’Meara, 79, of Colchester, widower of the late Barbara Ann (Johnson) O’Meara, passed away peacefully Tuesday (June 13, 2017).
Born May 6, 1938 in Torrington, he was the son of the late William Paul and Edith Elizabeth (McElhone) O’Meara.
Mr. O’Meara served proudly as a submariner with the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Spikefish during the late 1950’s.
For over 35 years, he had worked as a procurement specialist for Pratt & Whitney aircraft before his retirement.
Peter enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it hiking, birdwatching, gardening or driving his tractor. He was also an avid animal lover and had many four-legged companions that he cherished over the years.
Most importantly, he was a devoted family man and will be greatly missed.
He leaves four daughters, Jodie LaRosa and her husband, Christopher of Colchester, Michelle Cech of Colchester, Patrice Taurisano and her husband, Tony and Kathleen O’Meara, of upstate New York; six grandchildren, Jack, Matthew, Sam and Will LaRosa, Jennifer Taylor and T.J. Taurisano; a brother, Thomas O’Meara and his wife, Dorothy of Colchester; two sisters, Elizabeth Wiley of Seattle, WA and Jere Hollister and her husband, Bob of Bridgewater; and numerous extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of 38 years, who predeceased him on Dec. 20, 2010, and his parents, he was predeceased by his half siblings, Patricia and Brian O’Meara.
The family will receive guests starting at 11 AM Saturday (June 17th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, before a Chapel Service at 1 PM at the funeral home. Committal with full military honors will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Colchester.
In lieu of flowers, donation in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 (www.alz.org).
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