Peter Francis Conlan

July 25, 1948 - December 31, 2014
Peter Francis Conlan

Peter Francis Conlan passed from this life on December 31, New Yearís Eve, 2014. A native of Chatham, New Jersey, Peter was born on July 25, 1948. He was a devoted and loving husband to Donna and father to Tim, for whom he served as scoutmaster and president of the Little League. He attended Western New England College and worked in the culinary field for 35 years, the last 20 of which he worked for a Williamsburg, VA, restaurant, hotel, and retirement community. In his retirement years, instead of feeding the multitudes, he fed the flocks of birds and creatures of the field, just like his namesake St. Francis. He also enjoyed tending the gardens of both his mother-in-law and his movie buddy, Jean Siiberg of Williamsburg.

Peter was the youngest of five siblings. He is survived by two brothers, Skip and Jack, and two sisters, Rose and Sue, as well as a large and loving family. He enjoyed hosting them in Williamsburg through the years, especially for his ten annual golf outings, known as the Presidential Invitation Tournament, or ìThe PITSî, every Presidentís Day weekend in February.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to their friends at the Williamsburg Antique Mall for their extraordinary outpouring of love and support, as well as St. Bede Catholic Church and the wonderful staff at Sentara Hospice.

A memorial service will be held in Chatham, New Jersey.


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  • January 05, 2015
    Joanne McCandlish says:
    Donna, Tim and Jean ~My thoughts are with you and your family. Peter was such a kind man, a soft spoken man. Fax had difficulty believing he took his mother in law to the movies ~ I tried to explain that not everyone likes watching sports~ movies were Peter's sports. But it also showed what a thoughtful man he was. Still waters ran deep. Love to you and your extended family, Joanne McCandlish

  • January 04, 2015
    Laurie Duchamp-Caraballo says:
    Donna, Tim and the rest of the Conlan Family > I am sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the wonderful childhood memories I have. God bless and peace be with you!

  • January 04, 2015
    Joyce Coffey Fields says:
    I am so sorry for you loss. I knew Pete in high school. I remember him as being friendly and kind. May you feel God's comfort at this time.

  • January 06, 2015
    Terry & Nancy Donnelly says:
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Terry has fond memories of playing golf with Peter. Treasure your memories. Nancy

  • January 05, 2015
    Jimmy and Celia Johnson says:
    Sending you our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. Miss our lunch chats at the mall and hope you will soon be back