OLD TOWN - Randolph J. St. Peter, 96, passed away on Monday January 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Rand was born on April 16, 1919, in Old Town, Maine, the son of Francis "Frank" and Leah (Desjardins) St. Peter. In the mid-1930s Randolph served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a life guard and Conservation worked in Bar Harbor, Maine. He was a fourth degree and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and dedicated member of St. Joseph Church (now Holy Family Parish Church) in Old Town. Rand was employed by the Penobscot Chemical Fiber/Diamond International Paper Company in Old Town for forty-three years, serving as a Millwright and Millwright Foreman before retiring in 1981. Rand was an accomplished carpenter and wood worker with varied interests, including spending many happy years 'going to camp' (in Greenfield, ME) where he loved to hunt, play cribbage, and follow his favorite sports teams (Patriots and Red Sox) with family and friends.
Rand is survived by three daughters; Linda St. Peter, Sheila Kelley and her husband Pat Kelley, Karen Maselli and husband Bob Maselli; son, Tony St. Peter and his wife Pam (Vowles) St. Peter; daughter-in-law Cecile St. Peter-Michaud and her husband Elliott Michaud; one brother, Leonard St. Peter; sister-in-law Joanne Kochis; thirteen grandchildren including Diana Chavis, Debra Foard, Michelle Bouchard-Meader, Scott Bouchard, Jay Kelley, Kim Paterson, Christen Perkins, Jodie Leigh, Ben Leigh, Ben St. Peter, Amy St. Peter, Paul and Catherine () Cournoyer; several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Rand was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen McDermott St. Peter; son John St. Peter; second wife Majorie Dionne St. Peter; Four sisters, Lorraine Clark, Virginia Lenfest, Josephine Silk, and Yvonne St. Pierre; and two brothers John Harold St. Peter and Lawrence J. (Clarence) St. Peter.
The family sincerely thanks the dedicated people at Premier Home Care services for taking such wonderful care of Dad over the past several years, and to the staff of Eastern Maine Medical Center who comforted him in his final days...special people doing special things.
Friends may call at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St. Old Town, ME, on Friday, January 15, 2016, at 10am-11am. Old Town Council 2537 Knights of Columbus will conduct a prayer service at 10am, with funeral mass starting at 11am and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rand's name to your charity of choice. Internment will occur sometime during the spring of 2016.