BARRE - Peter Alexander Bedia, 63, formerly of the Lincoln House, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, with family at his side.
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Peter was born May 27, 1950, in Barre. He attended North Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1969. While in high school, he had played on the Spaulding hockey team.
Following his graduation, Peter enlisted in the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was discharged in October of 1971. He went on to attend Champlain College in Burlington, graduating in 1974 with a degree in criminal justice.
He worked in law enforcement as a police officer for the Barre City Police Department and later worked for the Washington County Sheriff's Department. He retired from law enforcement due to ill health in 1986.
Peter had been a referee for both college and high school hockey and had been a baseball coach for the junior varsity team at Union-32 High School. Peter was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Cowboys and Boston Bruins.
He is survived by his sister, Susan (Jack) Lamson; a half sister, Dianne Sherman; a niece, Regan (Stephen) Dickinson; a nephew, Johnny Lamson; a grandniece, Paige Dickinson; an aunt; and several cousins.
He was predeceased in 1990 by his father, Antonio Bedia, and in 2002 by his mother, Francese Bedia.
Per Peter's wishes, a graveside service will be held in the Berlin Corner Cemetery, with the date and time to be announced in the spring. There are no calling hours.
His family wishes to thank the staff at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center for their kind and compassionate care of Peter. They want to thank the staff at Lincoln House for their courtesies and friendships, and also want to extend a special thank you to George and Cindy Bond and the Bond family, for their friendship and support over the years.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Patient Activities Fund, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Times Argus from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2014