Peter R. Fletcher, 67

 

Peter Fletcher

Peter Fletcher

CASCO — Peter Russell Fletcher, 67, of Casco, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, after a courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease.

Peter was born June 21, 1948, in Hartford, Conn., and grew up in Berlin, Conn. Peter graduated from Williston Academy and continued on to the University of Vermont. He served in the Connecticut National Guard and was active in Connecticut Explorer Scouts and Kiwanis Club, Berlin chapter, for many years, and served one term as president.

At the age of 15, Peter started working for Leonard Abrahamson Home Construction. He founded Fletcher Woodworking and also worked for Arnold Carlson Construction before moving to Maine. Peter was a master artisan with wood and his workshop was a special place, where he created beautiful pieces of woodwork. He passed on these skills to his son, Peter, and many others just like his father had. Peter and his wife, Cathy, whom he married in 1974, dreamed of building a home in Maine, which he did in 1998 and they lived there until 2013 when they moved to an ADA house.

Peter loved his family, golden retrievers, fishing, boats, sailing, camping, hiking, and enjoying nature, including embarking on an Alaskan expedition in 1969. Peter was a past member of the Kensington Congregational Church of Connecticut. He was an active member of Windham Hill UCC in Maine, and was on the board of trustees for 15 years, then as a consultant and a multiple committee member.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Natalie Fletcher.

Peter is survived by his loving wife, Cathy; their three children, Cammy Haydar of Ontario, Canada, Peter Fletcher of Boston, Mass., and Alison Fletcher of Casco; two grandchildren; siblings, Susan F. Buckley of Londonderry, N.H., and Betsy F. Peck of San Diego, Calif.; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Windham Hill UCC, 140 Windham Center Road, Windham, Maine. Reception will follow. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Windham Hill UCC, 140 Windham Center Road, Windham, Maine, or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, michaeljfox.org

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