Peter Alexander, a former Ridgefielder who went from being a textile executive to an egg farmer, died at his home in Friendship, Maine, on Wednesday, Aug. 1. He was 83 years old.

Mr. Alexander was born on Oct. 27, 1928 in New York City, the son of the late Charles J. and Helen Hussey Alexander. He grew up in South Salem and Larchmont, and had lived on Limestone Road in the 1960s.

After graduating from Admiral Billard Academy in New London, he joined his father and brother Charles in the family textile business in New York City, and became vice president of the Highland Spun Mill in Camden, Maine. Later he worked for the Parker Herbex Corporation in Stamford.

He was founding president of the Jefferson Club in Ridgefield, where he was active politically and with the Knights of Columbus.

In 1971, he moved with his family to Waldoboro, Maine, where he operated the Alexander Egg Farm. He later worked for Osram Sylvania in Waldoboro and at state liquor stores until his retirement in 1988. He and his wife moved to Martin Point, Friendship, in 1996.

Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife Susan; daughters Patricia Klindworth, Robin Pasquarosa and Sandy Beaulieu; sons Scott, Bruce, Andrew and Alex Alexander; grandchildren William, Drew and Alec Klindworth, Anthony and Alessandra Pasquarosa, Cassandra, Peter and Matthew Alexander, Brandon Alexander, Aaron Beaulieu, Lindsey Alexander Kassatly, Zachary, Alexis and Taylor Alexander, and Brittany, Peter and Ashlyn Alexander; three great-grandchildren; brother Charles J. Alexander, Jr., of Osprey, Fla.; sister Ann Lenardson Yates of The Villages, Fla.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, who died in 1982.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro. Interment will be held at the Brookland Cemetery in Waldoboro.

Friends are invited to share condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting the Book of Memories page at hallfuneralhomes.com.