Peter G. Clements Sr., 56, of Barrington, R.I., lost a very brave fight to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Peter was the beloved husband of Meg Clements and father of Peter Jr., Cailin, Erin, and Andy. Born to Albert and Lorraine Clements of Oak Bluffs, he was the seventh of their 10 children.
Peter lived in Barrington since 1989, where he and Meg raised their four children, but he never left his roots, and every year the family spent time at their house on the Vineyard. Proudly born and raised here, Peter attended Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU), now named UMass Dartmouth. Peter played varsity basketball with the Vineyarders, and was a member of the SMU basketball team. In addition, he was a lifelong Celtics fan, and coached CYO basketball for many years. Peter had a successful career in financial sales, employed by Fidelity Investments and later Columbia Threadneedle. He was a faithful member of Saint Luke’s Church.
Peter loved spending time with family and friends. Depending on the season, you could find Peter at any one of a number of places: at the Taste in the Spring, driving his ’65 Bonneville in Barrington’s Memorial Day parade (in support of our Marine Corps veterans), playing basketball on Saturday mornings, boating on Narragansett Bay in his boat Jaws (named after the movie he was an extra in as a youth), on the beach in August jumping off the bridge, at the Ag Fair, the fireworks, or hosting a feast with the Fahey clan on Labor Day. Most important, his passion was his wife, four children and his large extended family.
Peter’s lively personality and great sense of humor brought a smile to all who knew him. He was a much loved friend to many, and he will be sorely missed.
Predeceased by Carolee and Gregory, Peter is survived by brothers Albie (Vera), Jeffrey, Mark (Sue), and Joel, sisters Deb Suneson, Andrea Clements, and Jenifer (Larry) Stockdale, and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Luke’s Church. On the Island, there will be a Mass followed by a celebration of his life sometime next summer. Donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, in his memory, would be greatly appreciated. For online condolences, please visit smithmason.com.