Beloved father, brother, husband, and friend, Peter M. Acton, Sr. died July 2, 2013. A 14-year resident of Chatham, Massachusetts, Peter was 72 years old and died in the company of his much-loved wife of 47 years, Marie, and his children. He brought comfort and humor to his family until the end.
Peter was born April 26, 1941 in White Plains, New York to Lillian and Edward M. Acton. He went to Rye High School where he was the Class President and voted Most Likely to Succeed. Peter attended The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he sang in the Glee Club and was Naval ROTC. His experiences and friends at Holy Cross profoundly influenced his entire life. After graduating at the top of his class from Holy Cross in 1963, Peter served as an officer in the United States Navy on the USS Boxer.