WESTMINSTER - Peter L. Williams, 73, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020 at the Wachusett
Manor in Gardner.
He was born in Fitchburg on February 20, 1947 a son of the late John and Lillian (Goguen)
Williams and was a lifelong resident of Westminster.
Peter leaves his two sisters, Ann Williams and her partner James Hanks of Fitchburg and Jane Loiselle and husband John of Dennis, MA; a sister-in-law, Kathy Williams of Westminster; two nephews, Thomas Williams and wife Sue of Westminster and John and wife Muse of California; a step-daughter, Melissa Wintturi of Westminster and a step-son, Erik Wintturi of Lancaster. He also leaves
several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews from his extended family and many special friends including his cat Daisy.
Peter was predeceased by his brother John, his first wife Theresa (Brown) Williams and second wife Gail (Walker Wintturi)
He graduated from Oakmont Regional High School in 1966 where he was an outstanding athlete and excelled in gymnastics,
football and track and field. He also was a member of Turner Hall in Fitchburg in his teenage years and
won several medals in gymnastics.
Pete was in the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division from 1966 to 1969 and served two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the Westminster VFW.
He was a self-employed general contractor for many years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and trap shooter. He belonged to the North Leominster Rod and Gun Club, Westminster Rod and Gun Club, Westminster Sportsman’s Club, Norco Sportsman’s Club and Rice Meadow Fly Fishing Club.
Pete loved playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin and attended several Bluegrass festivals.
Pete was a very kind person and always welcomed people in his home. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no funeral or burial service at this time.
The Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main Street, Westminster, MA has been entrusted with Pete’s funeral arrangements.
Please visit our website to leave a condolence and for further information (www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net)
John F. Masciarelli, Walter C. Taylor and Olivia Willett funeral directors.
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