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Sarnie, Peter

Peter Walter Sarnie, a longtime resident of Norwood, died Friday, November 14th, 2008 at the Caritas Norwood Hospital after a brief illness.  He was 87.  Peter was born in Amston, Connecticut on March 24, 1921, the son of the late Peter E., and Ethel (Spognardi) Sarnie.  He graduated from Boston Latin School in Boston and earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston College.  He served in the US Navy during World War Two as a radarman 3rd class.  For 30 years he worked as an insurance agent for the John Hancock Insurance Company in West Roxbury until his retirement in 1981.  Peter was a former town meeting member for district 9 in Norwood.  He was also an avid Red Sox fan.  He was the father of the late Robert Edward Sarnie and the brother of the late Antoinette Vacca.  Peter is survived by his wife, Lorraine L. (Solari); his two daughters, Lorraine Sopchockchai of Boston, and Suzanne Jalbert of Cumberland, Rhode Island; his three sons, Peter A. Sarnie of Florida, Gerard J. Sarnie of Sudbury, and George E. Sarnie of Weare, New Hampshire; as well as his 12 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends may gather and visit with his family Tuesday, Nov 18th from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, Norwood and then procede to St. Timothy’s Church, 650 Nichols St., Norwood for his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o clock.  Interment with military honors will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to Caritas Home Care, 3 Edgewater Drive, Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dorothy Slasman Mondak
    November 17th, 2008 | 11:03 pm

    I have such fond memories of you Peter as you were always so loving to my sister, Peggy, your daughter-in-law, and to me. I remember our conversations about the beautiful scarlet tanager that was a visitor to both of our gardens. You had such a love for the beauty of God’s creation – especially taking joy in the lovely color and music of the birds. As you so welcomed me into your home, now our good Lord has welcomed you into His home, as His good and faithful servant. You may finally truly rest from your labors. You will be missed by many, and remembered fondly by all of us. God’s Blessings and eternal rest to you!

  2. Jeanne Henriquez
    November 18th, 2008 | 4:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take care,
    Jeanne & Dave

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