Peter James Luddy


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                                               Navy Veteran, Former
                                             Harwich, MA. Selectman 
          Harwich, MA - Peter James Luddy, 66, died unexpectedly at his home October 16. Formerly of Waterbury, Peter was an Irish Catholic whose faith was an important aspect of his life. 
          Born in 1954, Peter spent his early years in Waterbury and Wolcott. He was a graduate of St Margaret Grammar School, Holy Cross High School '73, and attended Post College. After serving in the Navy he worked for Driscoll's Painting, moved to the Cape in 1989 and started Luddy Paint and Wallpaper contracting business. Peter was elected Harwich selectman in 1995 and served 7 years. He volunteered at the Harwich Library, and Community Center. 
          Peter had a big heart; He woke up happy! He loved his family, his job, and Harwich. He was rarely seen without his pink Cape Cod hat, a coffee in his hand or his painting truck. Peter loved playing Santa Clause visiting hospitals, convalescent homes, restaurants and home parties. Peter's good nature and ability to make others laugh will be missed. 
          Peter is predeceased by his parents, James and Rosemary (McCarthy) Luddy, and survived by his children, James Linder Luddy, MA., Justina Linder, Austria, and Katrina Luddy, MA, and grandchild, Liam, MA. He is also survived by siblings Brian J. Luddy, Danbury, Michael J. Luddy, wife Francine, Springhill, Fl; and Maureen and husband James Curtis, East Hampton CT, and many cousins and friends. 
          In memoriam, please consider a donation to the Family Pantry, 133 Queen St. Harwich, MA.02645 or the Rosemary McCarthy Luddy Memorial Nursing Scholarship c/o St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, gift processing center. P.O. Box 32065 Hartford, Ct. 06132. 
          There will be a beachside service at the end of Red River Beach, Harwich, Sunday November 1, at 1 pm, followed by Memorial Visiting, hours 2-4, at Morris, O'Connor and Blute Funeral Home 678 Main St Harwich, MA.

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