Peter Lougal

LOUGAL, PETER J. Peter J. Lougal, 68, of East Haven passed away on October 9, 2013 in the St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital. Peter was a son, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather and the beloved husband to Jan Alea Lougal. Peter was predeceased by his father John, he was father to Steven Lougal of East Haven, Scott Lougal and wife Tricia of Branford, and Tamara Speer and husband Stanley of East Haven. The grandfather of Michael Speer, Lyndsey, Tabitha, Alexandria, Ainsley, Mason and Fischer Lougal. The great grandfather of Marlena, the nephew of Viola Lougal of East Haven and the loving uncle of Greg Giltner. The most important thing to him was the love and respect of his family. Peter was a US Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. Peter worked as a pipe fitter/insulator for Local 33 until his retirement. Upon his retirement from Local 33 he worked as a security guard for the East Haven High School touching the lives of many students with his unique sense of humor, and his unparalleled witty, nature. He was an exuberant storyteller, a once in a lifetime chronicler and known for his entertaining tales around a dinner table. It didn't matter if you have known Peter for two minutes, two hours or twenty years, those who have had the opportunity to have a conversation with this charismatic gentleman will remember him for ages and he will live on through everyone sharing his stories. Peter was the former chairman of the Town of East Haven Republican Town Committee, former chairman of the Town of East Haven Police Commission and former chairman of the Town of East Haven Civil Service Commission. Of all the aspects of friendship, Peter valued loyalty as the most important. As anyone who had the privilege to call him FRIEND, experienced that in return and felt it immensely; he was a life long brother. For Peter, creating the strong family structure would be his ultimate legacy to leave behind. He loved, adored and cherished his family. Peter was an avid sports fan rooting for the Boston Red Sox and NY Giants. His funeral procession will leave the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte 80) East Haven Monday morning at 10:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Vincent dePaul Church at 11:30. Interment will be private. Friends may call SUNDAY from 3:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at Sign Peter's guestbook online at


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Porto Funeral Homes
234 Foxon Road East Haven, CT 06513-2034
(203) 467-3000
Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 12, 2013