HOPKINTON - Peter Y. Lovejoy passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at home.
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Peter was born Sept. 25, 1937, in Concord, the son of Theodore and Esther (York)
Lovejoy. He graduated from Concord High School in 1955 and the University of New Hampshire in
1960. After graduating, Peter began teaching at Simonds Free High School in Warner and then went on
to teach at Kearsarge Regional High School. While there, he was the cross country and track and field
After retiring from teaching, Peter earned a M.S. from Springfield College (1985) and then a PhD from
Arizona State University (1988) in sports psychology. Peter taught sports psychology for one year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before returning to Warner. He coached cross country and track and field at Souhegan High School.
Peter was a dealer and collector of early American advertising. He and his partner, John Eastman,
opened and ran Town Tree Antiques in Warner in the 1970s and then he ran his own retail business,
Blue Tiger Antiques.
Peter enjoyed traveling and had driven across this country nine times with one memorable camping trip
to Alaska in 2007 with his wife. He also enjoyed sailing, biking, hiking and camping with his family.
Peter is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth (Bunker) Lovejoy; his son, Mark Lovejoy and his wife, Dawn, of Andover, Mass.; his daughter, Martha Lovejoy and her husband, George Schell, of Hopkinton; and grandchildren, Brendan and Connor Pauley and Bin-Bin Schell.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Hopkinton. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the New Hampshire Track & Field
Coaches Association, in care of Lebanon High School, 195 Hanover St., Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 4, 2013