Peter L. Breves, 59, insurance executive, former Ridgefielder

Peter Laurence Breves, a former resident of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2012.

Peter was born on April 27, 1953 in Quincy, MA. Peter earned a B.A. in English from Syracuse University in 1975 and moved to Ridgefield in 1986 with his wife, Pam, and two children, Jason and Nicole, who attended Ridgefield Public Schools.

Aside from taking great interest in the activities of his children, Peter enjoyed many hobbies including model railroading, baseball, and Civil War and Hudson River School art history. He enjoyed recent trips to Hawaii, South Carolina, Massachusetts and Maryland to visit his children.

At the time of his passing, Peter was living in Mendham, NJ as a semi-retired insurance executive.

A loving father, Peter is survived by a son, Jason Breves, of Northampton, MA, and a daughter, Nicole Breves, of Baltimore, MD. Peter is also survived by his mother, Inge Breves, of Mendham, NJ, and a brother, Thomas Breves, of Bethesda, MD.

A memorial service will be held on Jan. 12, 2013, at 11 AM, at the Hilltop Presbyterian Church of Mendham, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weir Farm National Historic Site by contacting Linda Cook at 203-834-1896 or