Peter J. Pandolfino, 92, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2023, in Hopkinton, MA. Pete was born in Cambridge, MA in 1931 to Anthony and Mary Pandolfino and survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Lorraine; his brother Joseph and his fiancee Cathie Harty of Ashland, MA and predeceased by his sister Josephine of Centerville. Peter also leaves behind his five children, Donna Jacobs of Framingham, Steven Pandolfino and his wife Suzanne of Whitinsville, MA, Paul Pandolfino and his wife Janine of Laconia, NH, Peter Pandolfino and his wife Elizabeth of Upton, MA, and Laura Brevik and her husband David of Westboro, MA; his nephews, Michael Pandolfino and wife Tiffany of Milford, Joey Pandolfino and fiancée, Sharon Bonzetti of Framingham and niece, Debra Pandolfino, recently married to Chris Rogaishio of Framingham.
Peter also greatly loved his 12 grandkids and 17 great-grandkids. Peter graduated from Arlington HS, attended classes at Berklee College of Music, and later served in the US Army and Air Force National Guard. Pete was well known in the area for his many years in the hair business where he owned several hair salons independently and also with his brother, Joe. Pete was a music lover and musician who loved playing his bass. In his younger years, he started a band, The Peter Pann Quartet, and played weekends at Alphonse’s Powder Mill Restaurant in Maynard, MA, and also performed for special occasions throughout the area.
Pete loved life and his family but more than anything his beloved wife, Lorraine of 71 years. After raising his family in Natick, Pete and his wife later moved to Mashpee, MA where he enjoyed his retirement. Pete kept his many friends and neighbors close and continued getting together with his musician friends down the Cape to do what he loved best, play music. Loved by all who knew him, Pete was a kind and thoughtful person who always was willing to help those who reached out to him. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 12 pm at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.