Peter G. Hunt, 67, of Abington, passed away on Feb. 1, at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury with his family at his side following a long illness. He was the loving husband of Nancy and father of John, Carolyn and Christine. He was born in Boston, MA on May 20, 1946 the son of Edward and Helen. He grew up in Weymouth and spent summers on Cape Cod. As a young man he was quite a hell raiser and a prankster but charmed all he met with his wicked sense of humor. He learned to sail and hunt with his dad and passed on his love of the ocean to his own children. In 1967 Peter enlisted in the United States Army and served bravely with the 18th Engineer Brigade. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during his tour of duty during the Vietnam War. It was while he was overseas that he began corresponding seriously with his sweetheart, Nancy, who soon after became his wife upon his return home. Returning home from the war he joined his father in the family newspaper distribution business that had been passed down for generations. Later in life, Peter worked as a long-haul trucker, his life-long dream. Though he enjoyed many hobbies, his greatest passions were creating model airplanes and ships and photographing Cape Cod. Peter spent many painstaking hours creating scale replicas of various whaling ships, submarines, tug boats and battle ships. When he wasn't at his workbench sanding down balsa wood he was on Cape Cod snapping photos of sand dunes and quaint antique shops to include in his annual calendar that he would gift to family and friends each Christmas. Receiving a Peter Hunt Cape Cod Calendar became a cherished Christmas tradition. He leaves behind his wife Nancy (Lowe) of Abington; son John and his wife Jennifer of Bridgewater; daughter Carolyn of Los Angeles; daughter Christine of Abington. Funeral was from the Quealy & Son funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, So. Weymouth at 10 a.m. Visitation was on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment MA National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. For directions and online guest book www.quealyandson.com.
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Quealy & Son Funeral Home
116 Adams Street Abington, MA 02351
Published in The Abington Mariner from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2014