July 15, 1947 ~ March 3, 2010
Peter Alec Hardy, 62, of Hamden, beloved husband for 35 years to Jean Mitchell Hardy, passed away at his home on March 3, 2010 after a long illness. He was born in Boston on July 15, 1947 to the late John and Virginia Noonan Hardy. Besides his wife, Peter leaves his sons, Kevin Hardy and his wife Catherine of Manhattan, NY and Thomas Hardy of Hamden; sisters, Virginia King of Westport, MA, Eleanor and Bruce Ferrie of Bonita Springs, FL, and Barbara Mahoney of Plainville, MA; in-laws, Peg Doyle of Norwood, MA, Kathleen and Glenn Colpitts of Sudbury, MA, and William and Martha Mitchell of Andover, MA; numerous nieces and nephews. Peter grew up in West Roxbury, MA, is a graduate of the Boston Latin School , and the Mass. Maritime Academy, is a veteran of the US Navy, and served in Vietnam. He was a proud member of the Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves. For the last 24 years Peter has bred, raised, and raced Standardbred Horses. Most races have taken place in Saratoga, NY, but also at numerous other locations across the United States and Canada. He had been looking forward to racing his newest horse, Peta's Cottontail, this spring. A Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, March 6th at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Contributions in Peter's memory may be sent to Boston Latin School Association, 101 Huntington Ave., Ste 200, Boston, MA 02199-7672.