Peter Gomez

October 25, 1926 - November 13, 2017

U.S. Veteran

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Obituaries » Peter Gomez

Peter “Pete” Gomez, 91, a longtime resident of Barre, passed away quietly at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Nov. 13, 2017. Born on Oct. 25, 1926, he was the son of Josefa Lavin Gomez and Joaquin Gomez, both of whom were from Spain and later immigrated to Barre. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1947. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was on active duty from 1945-1946. On Sept. 17, 1955, he married Edith Fontana. They were married for 62 years. For 42 years, Peter was a well-known sales representative for Bailey Brothers Auto Parts in Barre. He retired from the company in 1992. He received several awards from them for top salesmanship. Pete was a member of the Granite Masonic Lodge #35, Granite Chapter #26 RAM, Barre Council #22 R and SM, St. Aldemar Commandry #11 K.T., all of Barre, and Mount Sinai Shrine Temple #3, of Montpelier. He also belonged to the Mutuo Inc., and had been a member of the Barre Elks Lodge #1535 and the Barre Country Club.Peter is survived by his wife, Edith; daughter Jo-Ann Ornitz and her husband, Michael; and his cherished granddaughter, Rachel. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews who live throughout the United States and who lovingly remember him, as well.

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