Peter C. Rea

November 27, 1940 - November 26, 2018

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Obituaries » Peter C. Rea

Peter C. Rea, 77, died Nov. 26, 2018. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, in Melrose, MA, the son of Herbert and Rosamond (Ayers) Rea. He lived in Africa, Indochina, Saigon, China, the Phillipines and Singapore. He graduated from Northfield High School. Peter served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Peter was then deployed to Byrd Station in Antarctica where he flew the first Vermont flag over the South Pole. It was then flown over the Capitol in Montpelier. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring after 22 years as Master Chief Engineer in 1980. He then served in the Merchant Marines until retiring in 1997. Peter was married to Solange Boutin in Graniteville on Nov. 25, 1967. Peter enjoyed hunting and being in the out-of-doors. Survivors include his wife, Solange Rea, of Randolph Center; son, Paul H. Rea and wife Karen, of Randolph Center; daughter, Tammy L. Rea-Farmer and husband Roger, of Randolph Center; brother, Andrew Rea, of NC; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 2PM, Dec. 8, at Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph,.

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