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ESSEX, VT - Peter S. Whitaker, 86, of Essex, Vt. (resident of Richmond, Vt., for 36 years), passed away peacefully on January 15, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family. He was the beloved husband of Marion (Shatts) Whitaker for 63 devoted years.
Born in Salem, Mass., on April 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Carl and Dorothy (Trask) Whitaker. Pete grew up in Beverly, Mass., attended Beverly High School, and graduated from Daycroft School in Connecticut. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Bates College in 1953 and a Master's Degree in Sociology from Boston University in 1956.
A memorial service will be held at a later date on April 15, 2018, at the Richmond Free Library in Richmond, Vt., from 2 to 5 p.m. with a reception following. There will be a private burial in Beverly, Mass., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. The family invites you to view a full obituary and share your memories by visiting www.awrfh.com.
Published on January 21, 2018
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