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PETER J. BOLLIER

PETER J. BOLLIER Obituary
BOLLIER, Peter J. 62, a resident of Acton and Boxborough for 36 years, died Fri. Feb. 5, 2016 after an 8-month battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth ("Betsy") Mott Bollier, to whom he was married for nearly 37 years, and he was the loving father of James Bollier, age 29. Born in York, PA, and raised in PA and CA, he was the son of Gertrude ("Trudy") Bollier of Hamden, CT, and of the late John Bollier. Peter graduated from Chatsworth High School in CA, where he enjoyed music and scouting, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1975, and he earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School in 1979. Peter spent over three decades as an accountant, portfolio manager, and investment partner before becoming the chief financial officer at EcoChlor, a firm based in Maynard that has developed new treatment systems for the ballast water of ocean-going ships. An avid reader with a passion for history, in his mid-50s Peter took a break from the investment world to start an antiquarian book-selling business, Seneca Books. A man of deep faith, he was an active member of Acton Congregational Church, where he served as a trustee, moderator, and treasurer. He also used his business acumen to help Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence, MA. Peter will be remembered by his business associates as a sharp financial mind, a natural writer, and a self-effacing gentleman who quietly got things done, always with close attention to the details. His family will remember his integrity, intellectual curiosity, quiet sense of humor, and his loving patience with his autistic son. In addition to his wife, son, and mother, Peter is survived by his two brothers, David and John, by seven nieces and nephews, and by a close-knit circle of friends. Calling hours will be at Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton on Fri., Feb. 12, from 4 to 7 PM. There will be a memorial service at Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Rd, Acton at 11 AM on Sat., Feb. 13, with a reception to follow at the church. To those who would like to make a memorial gift in Peter's name, the family suggests either NuPath (where James resides), Checks payable to: NuPath, Inc., Attn: Deborah Harris, Donation for Autism Division, In Memory of Peter Bollier, 147 New Boston St, Woburn, MA 01801; or Lazarus House, payable to Lazarus House Ministries, Attn: In Memory of Peter Bollier, P.O. Box 408, Lawrence, MA 01842-0808; or to Acton Congregational Church, Checks payable to ACC, Attn: Trudy Khosla / In Memory of Peter Bollier, 12 Concord Rd, Acton, MA 01720. Memorial page www.actonfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 10, 2016
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