Peter E. Field Sr.

PORTLAND — Peter E. Field Sr., 76, of Portland, passed away on April 19, 2011. He spent his final days at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough surrounded by his family.

Peter was born in Portland on Jan. 6, 1935, to his parents Larry Field and Angelina (Caiazzo) Lozier and was the third of five children. He grew up attending local schools where he excelled artistically while working several jobs at the same time. He graduated from Portland High School in 1953.

On Sept. 6, 1958, Peter married his wife Sarah Sabatino. They had three children, Joanna Coey, Peter Field Jr. and Vicky Cichon.

Peter was extremely generous, caring, outgoing, and always on the move. He loved every holiday and was like a real life Santa Claus giving to friends, family, and children who would otherwise go without. He also enjoyed his career as a salesman and was honored to earn the Bell Ringer of the Year Award. His friends and family loved listening to his stories and jokes. He truly had a knack for making people laugh. He always carried pictures of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to show friends and almost everyone he met. His family was his pride and joy.

Peter was predeceased by his brothers, James Field and Robert Field.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sarah Field; his children, Joanna Coey of Casco, Peter Field Jr. of Tampa, Fla. and Vicky Cichon of Tampa, Fla.; his sisters, Cynthia Beattie and Beverly Prescott; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held at Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland, on Monday, April 25. Prayers were recited on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the funeral home, followed by a memorial Mass, which was held at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence to the family, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at www.independentdeathcare.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Donations can be mailed to: Hospice of Southern Maine, Attn. Development, 180 U.S. Route One, #1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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