June 20th, 2018



June 12, 1935 – December 12, 2013

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Obituaries » PETER P. STONIER

STONIER, PETER PITT, of Montpelier, passed from this life on December 12, 2013 at Central Vermont Medical Center. Peter was born June 12, 1935 in Hamburg, Germany. He immigrated to Brooklyn, NY with his family in 1939, and spent his childhood there and at the Russell School in Phoenix, Ariz. from age 7 ½ to 16. He spent his early adulthood in the financial services industry, and later years writing and envisioning a world that in time will know how to be a peaceful community that nurtures and helps the loving best in us all to emerge. He spent the last 13 years of his life here in Vermont, where so many enriched his life. His happiest moments were volunteering with and enjoying the vibrant heritage music of the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, attending many concerts and hosting, with a friend, at the front door of their concerts around the State of Vermont. Peter constantly expressed gratitude and recognition for the many kindnesses shown to him by his new friends the past 13 years in Hardwick, Montpelier, Barre, Williamstown, and neighboring communities who shared intellectual discussions with him, shared holidays with him, and who also gave him assistance in his daily life as he progressed through a difficult series of health challenges. He leaves his greatest legacy to this world in his beautiful adult daughter and three adult sons, two daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, many beloved nephews and nieces and their children. He was so fortunate to have had in his life his former wife, Jean Stonier, who gave to him his two eldest children. He had a host of many friends in Vermont, Brooklyn, N.Y., and New Jersey who loved him, were challenged by him, laughed with him, and who wish him God speed in his new reality that he believed was his new journey. In addition he also leaves a special blessing in his life, his greatest challenger and champion, teacher and companion, his eternal inspiration and former wife Pam Stonier. A gathering and celebration of remembrance will be held in the spring. If you are interested in joining with us please send your contact information to Pam Stonier at pstonier1@gmail.com.

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