• Nickerson Funeral Home
    Orleans, MA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Peter M. Alessi 1943 - 2011
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Friday, September 02, 2011
Dear Lorraine, Kelley & Jen,

I fondly remember my years working for Peter at Thayer Pharmacies.
Peter taught me a lot regarding family, business and friendship. His family was always most important to him. He will be missed.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Dear Lorraine,
I just returned home from vacation, and learned of Peter's death. How sad I feel at his passing. Peter was a wonderful, caring guy, with a mission in life to help others. Always there for everyone, especially Sal and the long term patiente at NE Sinai. He was a blessing for so many. His fun- loving spirit will be in my heart forever.
As you grieve his loss, may fond memories bring a smile to your heart.
Love, Sr. Ellen
Monday, August 22, 2011
Dear Lorraine and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peter's service was so beautiful and so appropriate. Santa's Shop will never be the same! Peter could be gruff at times, but he had a heart of gold and was one of the most caring and generous people I know. He truly loved his family and friends.
Thinking of you,
Jim & Ellen Ehrhart
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
We could never have had a more faithful friend.

Love, George and Ellen
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Kelley, Lorraine, and Jen,

To lose the existence of someone in our everyday presence is daunting. My deepest sympathies. Peter lived a life full of family and friends. And there is no greater treasure to the remembrance of his life then the each of you. As your friend catching glimpse of his life, the love and bond among all of you is so beautiful. And something to always treasure.

Kelley forever your friend even if miles separate us.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
For ten years my friend, Peter was always there for me - even when I didn't realize that I needed him. In his own words he was my "Guardian Angel". I am honored to have known him and to have been called his friend.
Monday, August 15, 2011
rest well my freind . you have certainly earned it
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Every once in a great while, a person comes into your life who makes a great difference and changes your life forever. I recognized from an early age that "Uncle Peter" was one of those people. It's 35 years since this beautiful man entered my life. I can say that he was the role model of a family man that I needed as a youth. It is no surprise that his daughters are amazing, lovely women. I admired how you respected them and how you loved them. Your sarcasm and lively wit kept me on my toes and kept me thinking of you long after our visit was over; I knew that with it came a warmth and caring that was sincere and truly rare. As a boy and as a man, you called me "honey" and "sweetie". A few years ago, I told you that you were the only man that I was okay with calling me those terms of endearment. I'll always remember you running down Pine Needle Lane with a Roman candle in your hand on the 4th of July, you finishing our crust at the local pizza place, whiffle ball games with the family, running through the sprinkler in our front yard (with my swim cap on), your intelligence, and your professionalism that I observed when you came into the Thayer Pharmacy that I worked at. Most of all, I'll remember your smile and your laugh and how you made those around you smile and laugh. Really, what's better than that in life? Thank you, Uncle Peter, for making a difference in my life in so many positive ways. As a father of two young boys, I know your influence has contributed to my being a family man, and that, ultimately, has made a great difference in my sons' lives.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
We just heard the sad news of Peter's passing...he will be surely missed. He was a very special guy and we will never forget the good times we shared.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.
Elinor and Jeffrey
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Lorraine I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to describe how sad I feel. Peter was truly the most loving, kind, and supportive friend. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May the happy memories of Peter ease your sorrow in the days ahead.

Patrice Hevia and family.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Peter was always concerned with what was going on and how things were going, not because he was a customer making conversation, but because he genuinely wished the best for everyone in his life. May you rest well Peter, you will be missed.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I will miss you so very, very much.
It was an honor to have known you for so very long. Peace.
Ed field
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thank you Peter for being our family friend and Big Brother to my son Justin. You showed us how to be strong and kind and still have a sense of humor. You will always be in our hearts.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Lorraine-I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I had the chance to see Pete while he was visiting Sal. My condolences to your daughters and to Brenda and Jane,as well. I have fond memories of the fun we had working together.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Lorraine-I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I had the chance to reconnect with Pete visiting Sal. My condolences to your daughters and to Brenda and Jane.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Peter, your physical being may have passed from this earth but your unconditional love, empathy, caring and understanding spiritual essence will be with us and the "universe" for all eternity !
I will miss you forever, dear Friend.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Cousin Peter, So glad we reconnected after so many years. I will treasure those special lunches at Joe's Bar & Grille. To Brenda & Jane so sorry for your loss. Paul Accarrino
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Peter made our living in Sharon very interesting. We haven't seen Peter in many years, but have never forgotten the way he made us laugh. Very sad to hear of his passing.
Ellen and Kenny Framer
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Our sympathies to Peter's family and friends. When we were kids, we enjoyed Pete's quick wit, kind heart, and funny view of the world. When we were all "grown up," we were fortunate to see Peter at his weekly visits to our mutual friend, Salvie Grasso. He was the same old Pete-full of fun. The same Pete, whose kind and generous heart inspired us all. Pete, you were a good man and your presence in the world will be missed.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
We are so terribly sorry for your great loss. Peter was a unique indivdual with a wonderful sense of humor that we shall miss.
The Goodsteins
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
The loss of such an amazing friend in my life will be felt very deeply.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Lorraine, Kelley, and Jen, so sorry to hear about your loss, I always looked forward to stopping to see Peter on my way out the door just so he could give me a hard time! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sara D.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Whether at my business, or at First Encounter Beach, it was always a pleasure to see and talk to the always happy and outgoing Peter. It gave a happy start to my day. He will be sorely missed.
David Brown, Eastham Superette
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Uncle Peter thank you for your guidance and mentoring over the years. You will truely be missed, your jokes and quick whit became a highlight of our trips to see the family up there.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I'm so sad to hear this horrible news... my condolences to Peter's family and friends. I always enjoyed waiting on Peter at the Fairway. He will be very much missed by me and my coworkers.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Lorraine, Kelley and Jen:

We are so moved by the special family you have and the amazing relationship all of you had with Peter. One thing is for certain: his heart was as big as the ocean and he will always be a kind and loving soul.

All true love is rare -- that's what makes it precious. It involves the revelation of one's self and the acceptance of another's true self.

Peter was his "true self" no matter what! You always knew what he was thinking!

We love you all and pause to celebrate Peter's special life. His indelible mark will be ever present.

Love Always, Pam, Chris and Teddy Provo
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Peter this was much to soon you always had the right advice for me when I needed it. I could call you anytime and youd make time for me at the spur of the moment. You watched me go from a 16 year old punk kid to a married father of 3, supporting me the whole time. I am honored to have called you my friend and ill miss your 7 a.m. appointments when I dont even open till 8 a.m.
Ill miss my friend dearly
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Peter - We loved you for your wit, your caring spirit, your strength and insight; because you always rooted for the underdog and because you genuinely cared about us and so many others. You've given us forty years of memories; we will cherish each one of them. We won't say goodbye for your spirit will live on.

Blessings on your wonderful family as they struggle with the weight of their loss.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Peter was always friendly and very kind to us when we visited. He will be missed but not forgotten. May his soul be at peace.

The Family of Tom McIntyre
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Uncle Pete...we love you and miss you so much. xoxoxo Craig, Kristina Jax and Sadie
"A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. "
— Richard Bach
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Spa won't be the same without you. We will keep the tradition (that you started 10 years ago) going. We'll all miss you and your friendship,humor,and leadership.

Bill Byrnes, Norton,Ma.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Vulcan Mind Meld and Scratch tickets are the first things that come to mind when I think of Mr. Alessi. It was an honor to know you and share in your life via Kelley and the boys. Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Things just won't be the same.
Friday, August 12, 2011
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
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