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Mr. Peter M. Cunningham, Jr.

Mr. Peter M. Cunningham, Jr.
  • May 25, 1934 - September 30, 2016
  • North Reading, Massachusetts

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“Rest in peace Uncle ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Lynne LeNoir

“You will be missed. Glad we met at the exercise class & when we would walk with Mark. May you Rest in Peace. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Carol Angelo - North Reading


Peter M. Cunningham Jr. of Reading passed away on September 30, 2016 at age 82. He will be missed by his family, his best friend Maria Mosher, and many others.

Peter was nearly a life-long resident of Reading. As a youngster, he caddied at Meadow Brook Golf Club and spent snowy days there coasting with siblings and friends. He was a devoted son and always took great pride in landscaping his parents' yard, sometimes adorning the mown lawn with a perfect "C" monogram. Later in life he also lived in Tewksbury and North Reading.

Peter proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was trained in electronics and aviation. He also served as an aerial photographer.

After his service, Peter was employed for many years as a Quality Control Manager at DRC. He was later employed by Johnson Roses of Woburn.

With his ready laugh and sense of fun, he was a welcome addition to any gathering. Peter enjoyed driving and working on cars. He was a sharp dresser and great dancer. He faithfully watched Judge Judy and Law and Order, and loved sunflowers and peanut M & Ms. He was a regular customer at Donna's Donuts in Tewksbury. Classic plain donuts were his favorite.

At the center of Peter's life was his decades-long friendship with Maria Mosher. He enjoyed many years of camaraderie with Maria, her late husband Will, and their family.

Peter is survived by his brother Robert Cunningham and his wife Gillyan, brother James Cunningham and his wife Nancy, sister Jean Dalton and her late husband Warren, and his late sisters and brother-in-laws Rita Nelson and her husband Hobart, and Mary Turner and her husband Gary, as well as brother Daniel Cunningham and his surviving wife Martha.

Funeral from the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING on Saturday, October 8th at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Peter's Eternal Life in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St. Reading at 9am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Friday, October 7th from 3-7pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance available. Interment with Military Honors will take place at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Please honor Peter by making donations in his memory to Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02114. www.massri.wish.org

For additional information please visit www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome