May 27, 1950 – January 13, 2014
Obituaries » PETER A. BEDIA
BEDIA, PETER ALEXANDER, 63, of Barre, passed away January 13, in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, with family at his side. Peter was born May 27, 1950, in Barre. He attended North Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1969. While in high school, he had played on the Spaulding hockey team. Following his graduation, Peter enlisted in the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was discharged in October of 1971. He went on to attend Champlain College in Burlington, graduating in 1974 with a degree in criminal justice. He worked in law enforcement as a police officer for the Barre City Police Department and later worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. He retired from law enforcement due to ill health in 1986. Peter had been a referee for both college and high school hockey and had been a baseball coach for the junior varsity team at Union-32 High School. Peter was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Cowboys and Boston Bruins. He is survived by his sister, Susan (Jack) Lamson; a half-sister, Dianne Sherman; a niece, Regan (Stephen) Dickinson; a nephew, Johnny Lamson; a grandniece; an aunt; and several cousins. He was predeceased in 1990 by his father, Antonio Bedia, and in 2002 by his mother, Francese Bedia. Per Peter’s wishes, a graveside service will be held in the Berlin Corner Cemetery, with the date and time to be announced in the spring.