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Peter Daniel Bellucci
(February 28, 1962 - October 30, 2013)

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Peter Daniel Bellucci died October 30, 2013 with his parents by his side in their home in Pawling, NY. Peter was born on February 28, 1962 in Mt. Kisco, NY to Joseph and Jill (Coe) Bellucci. He grew up in Mahopac, NY where his father was a teacher and coach in the Mahopac Central School District and his mother was a homemaker for his nine brothers and sisters; he and his family moved to Pawling in 1988. Peter spent his youth growing up on Watermelon Hill Road in Mahopac, NY with his family and many close neighborhood friends. As a member of a close knit family and neighborhood, Peter enjoyed life to the fullest and was a bright, reflective, and sensitive brother and friend. Always inquisitive and intelligent beyond his years, he provided those around him with new perspectives and a different way of looking at life. He went to St. John the Evangelist school through the eighth grade and then went to Mahopac High School where he graduated in 1980. While in Mahopac High School, he was the consummate scholar and athlete, setting records in athletics throughout his time there, while excelling in all things academic. He was honored as an All American Boy for his athletic and academic accomplishments at Mahopac High School. He was particularly gifted in interscholastic wrestling, twice winning the Section 1 Championships in his weight class, and for a long time held the record for the most wrestling wins in a career at Mahopac High School. During high school, Peter excelled in the classroom and was interested and gifted in the sciences. He finished in the top 2% of his graduating class. After high school, Peter attended Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, and participated on the wrestling team while there, and majored in Biology. After Princeton, Peter lived at home with his parents and siblings, and began a compelling journey through life with his extended family and their wonderful network of friends, that cared for and were interested in Peter. During this time, he also continued his post-secondary education and worked in a variety of jobs. Peter was a loving and caring son, brother, uncle, and friend to all around him. He never lacked for interest in anyone or anything. Always a conversationalist and philosopher, he spared no one his thoughts or opinions, which were always rich, entertaining, and thought provoking, and on most occasions, laced with wonderful humor and optimism about life. He will be missed by many. Peter is survived by many beloved relatives and friends. His mother and father, Jill and Joseph; his eight brothers and sisters and their spouses, Mary Jean Perry (Paul), Joe Bellucci (Jeannine), Clare Glassberg (Lee), Jane Lawrence (Rick), John Bellucci (Kathy), James Bellucci (Patty), Mike Bellucci (Helena) and Annie Bellucci. Peter is predeceased by his sister, Rose Marie. Also, most dear and important to “Uncle Peter” were his 30+ nieces and nephews, whom he is survived by: Wilfred (Will), Clare Marie, Joey, Katie, Dan, Andrew, Elissa, Julia, Karla, Suzanna, Ronnie, Rose Marie, Theresa, Giovanna (Gigi), Michael, Kevin, Jill Ann, Ashley, John, Johnnie, Jenny, Matt, David, James, Lauren, Michael, Paul, Thomas, Jane, Todd, and Joe. Friends may pay their respects at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY on Friday, November 1st from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1 PM at St. John’s Church, 39 East Main Street, Pawling, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Peter may be made to: ALS Research, Autism Research, Mental Health organizations, T.L.C. Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research, or charily of your choice.


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