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Walter St. Peter Jr.

PRESQUE ISLE - Walter St. Peter Jr., 81, passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with cancer Dec. 11, 2012, at his home with his family at his side. He was born March 28, 1931, in Ashland, the son of Walter and Amanda (Beaulieu) St. Peter.

Walter was a veteran and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. After his service he worked for Walkers Dairy, Ashland, in 1954. He retired from MPG petroleum sales department in 1996 after 25 years. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Bagley) St. Peter of Presque Isle; two sons and their wives, Steve and Karen St. Peter of Mapleton and Stuart and Ethel St. Peter of North Bend, Wash.; four daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Kim Archer of Mapleton, Dayle and Bill Footer of Gorham, Duska and Brent Boyles of Mapleton and Darcy and Paul Leblanc of Westbrook; two brothers and their wives, Dayton and Jackie St. Peter of Connecticut and Bob and Jeanne St. Peter of Mapleton; a sister, Jean Pelkey and her husband, Roger, of Presque Isle; 11 grandchildren, Kara and her husband, Sean, Travis, Erik, Morgan, Melissa, Ed, Joe, Ellen, Abbie, Thomas and Josie; and three great-grandchildren. Walter was predeceased by two brothers, Dana and Floyd St. Peter; a sister, Marion Packard; and a great-grandson, Braeden Bouchard.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Morency officiating. Spring interment will be held at Castle Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Aroostook Cancer Care, 140 Academy St., Presque Isle, ME 04769 or , P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 13, 2012
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