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Peter P. Messuri

January 02, 1928 - May 29, 2022

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Peter P. Messuri

January 02, 1928 - May 29, 2022

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Obituary For Peter P. Messuri

Long time Arlington resident Peter P. Messuri passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family on May 29, 2022 at age 94. Born on Jan. 2, 1928 in Cambridge, one of six children of Michael and Anna (Della Cioppa) Messuri. Peter grew up in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge Rindge Tech in 1946 where he enjoyed a stellar High School hockey career. Peter served in the US Army WWII. Upon his discharge he returned home and went to work at the family owned Federal Market, known as Messuri Market in Cambridge.He met the love of his life on a blind date, Barbara Oliver. They married on June 14, 1952, bought their forever home in 1956 and started their family of eight children. He was an avid golfer giving advice to his children. He was an avid sports fan. Peter's biggest joy in life was spending time with his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren be it at a family get together or vacation in Aruba, Maine, Vermont or Cape Cod. He enjoyed spending winters with Barbara in Florida staying with his son Robert and family. Peter was a man of deep Christian religious faith and attended Mass regularly. When unable to attend he enjoyed watching Mass on the Catholic TV Channel. Peter's loving, warmth, fellowship and caring of others will be missed by all.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Oliver) with whom he shared 70 beautiful years of marriage. Loving father of Paul and wife Laura of Nashua, NH, Robert and wife Dawn of Ft. Myers,FL, Linda Lauziere and husband Richard of Woburn, Michael and wife Roberta of Natick, Donna Barbosa and husband Harry of Chelmsford, Carol Roderick and husband Eric of Melrose, Tricia Pengeroth and husband Phil of Acton and Jean O'Neill and husband Paul of Arlington. Beloved grandfather of seventeen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and his late grandson Jason Lauziere. Brother of Anthony Messuri and his wife of Arlington and the late Phyllis, Gilda, Augustine and Mary and cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home at 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Friday 3 - 7 pm and to his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11:30 am in St. Camillus Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Peter to Catholic TV Network catholictv.org/donate; PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471, or to Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home, bilhathome.org; Office of Philanthropy, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Please visit devitofuneralhome.com to view an expanded obituary and send an online condolence.

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  • 06/06/2022

    To the Messuri family, I am so sorry for your loss. While my father had not been in touch for many years I always remember he would play cards at your house.

  • 06/03/2022

    Dear Linda, Richie and Family. My family and I want to express our deepest sympathy on the death of your Dear Father. He will always be in your heart, never to be forgotten. Love and Prayers, Jean O'Connor and Family

  • 06/03/2022

    Dear Barbara Please accept my condolences and sympathy on learning of your husband passing. You and your family were gifted with Peter presence for many years and your memories will sustain in the days ahead. Christ blessing and peace.

  • 06/02/2022

    Linda, Richie and family, our deepest condolences to the entire family. Losing such a great person is so difficult. Keep your memories alive in your minds and in turn, your hearts will stay full...so sorry.

  • 06/02/2022

    Linda, Richie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he was a wonderful man. May he Rest in peace. May God ease your pain and bring you all peace. Sincerely, Lucille Gray Valentino

  • 06/02/2022

    Condolences to the entire Messuri family, so sorry for your loss. Linda and David Shaughnessy

  • 06/02/2022

    Linda, Richie and family, Please accept my sincere condolences. May fond memories comfort you at this difficult time. I didn't know him but from what I've read he was truly an admirable man. Peace and love to all of you Lisa (Gray) Meskell

  • 06/01/2022

    Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Mrs. Messuri and the entire Messuri family. Mr. Messuri was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed.

  • 05/31/2022

    My deepest condolences to the entire Messuri family. Mr. Messuri was a true gentleman.

  • 05/31/2022

    What a wonderful man and life so well lived. My sympathy and love to Barbara, Paul, Robby, Linda, Mike, Donna, Carol, Tricia, Jean and their families. I'm glad to have known him and better for it.

  • 05/31/2022

    He was such a wonderful, loving and caring man. Whenever you found yourself in his presence all you could do was smile and just want to be there with him. He will be missed as he was and is loved deeply. Our condolences, prayers and love to his wife Barbara and the entire Messuri family. 💔❤ Always, Rita and Jack Seaman

  • 05/31/2022

    Dad, Always on my mind .... Forever in my heart.❤️😢❤️! Tricia

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