March 15, 1939 ~ October 23, 2022

Born in: Bridgeport, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Harvey Maher, MD on October 23, 2022.
Peter was a gifted clinician, generous friend, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He passed away at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT at the age of 83. Peter was born on March 15, 1939, in Bridgeport, CT to Thomas and Eleanor Maher. Peter graduated from Fairfield Preparatory High School in 1957 and went to Holy Cross College. He graduated from the pre-med program in 1961 and entered New York Medical College from which he graduated with honors in 1965. Peter completed his residency training in New York City and Greenwich, CT. While in residency he met his future wife, Angela Petrillo, who was teaching elementary school at the time. They moved to Boston so he could complete a cardiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center.
Peter was drafted into the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and was sent to the Hill Air Force base in Ogden, Utah. Peter oversaw the Medical Department on the base and eventually left the Air Force as a major, and with a pilot’s license. He and Angela returned to CT where they raised their four children.
Peter practiced internal medicine and cardiology in Greenwich for 35 years. In retirement, he volunteered as medical staff at weekly clinics through AmeriCares for over 15 years, providing free medical care to underserved populations in South Norwalk and Bridgeport. He also volunteered as a teaching instructor in the Wednesday Night Primary Care Clinic at the Yale School of Medicine for 12 years.
Peter was an avid tennis and golf player well into his early 80’s. He skied, sailed, and flew small passenger airplanes for recreation. He enjoyed nature and being outdoors. He was a history buff, deeply interested in the American Civil War, reading nearly every book published on Lincoln. Peter and Angela resided in Greenwich, CT for over 45 years until retiring to Hamden, CT in 2015.
Peter was predeceased by his wife of 57 years Angela, in March of this year. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family. He is survived by his children: Mary Grey, Michelle (Jeremy), Maureen, Peter (Joan), and his grandchildren: Zachariah, Nicholas, Juliet, Devin, Alexandra and Bridget.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on December 3, 2022 at 10 AM at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 2110 Main Street, Stratford. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford.

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Mass of Christian Burial: December 3, 2022 10:00 am

St. James Roman Catholic Church
2110 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615


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  1. I remember Peter very well from my residency training at Greenwich Hospital in the 1990’s. He was a very sharp and caring physician and one of the reasons I chose to remain in Greenwich.
    He will be missed.

  2. Doctor Mary Maher Grey:

    I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.Try to remember all the good times that you spent with your Dad. That does help with the grieving.

    Phyllis Terrasi
    A Patient

  3. Robert Bessette MD
    My condolences to Peter’s entire family.
    We were roommates at HC.Fond memories and had occasions
    to reunite at alumni events.An extraordinary human being.

  4. My condolences to Peter’s entire family.
    We were roommates at HC.Fond memories and had occasions
    to reunite at alumni events.An extraordinary human being.

  5. It was an honor to work with Dr. Maher at Americares over all those years. He was indeed a caring and talented Clinician. Always a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. Rest In Peace, Doctor.
    Pat Porio R.N.

  6. I was saddened to learn of Dr. Maher’s passing. He was a mentor, friend and truly a Christian gentleman and fraternalist. May he rest in peace.

    John F. Anderson, Jr.
    Past High Secretary-Treasurer
    Catholic Association of Foresters

  7. So sorry to hear about Dr. Maher’s death. I worked with him “many moons ago” both at GHA and AmeriCares. He was an excellent clinician, a caring human being and a gentle man with patients and nursing staff, alike-even when he didn’t agree with us! He will be missed and remembered.
    Leslie Cenci, APRN

  8. Our VCH, Veterans Coffee House meets monthly at the Wallingford and Cheshire Senior Center which not only gives our Vets the chance to socialize but also take part in enjoying a guest speaker which are related to military topics. We were founded in 2017 by Mark Halliday. Our Veterans are an exceptional group and our intention is to bring together to socialize, offer assistance and support. We can be contacted at the Wallingford Senior Center.
    At this very difficult time, our group would like to honor the loss of Peter Maher as a fallen brother. Our military Veterans send out their heartfelt condolences to the Maher family and friends. As an Air Force Veteran, he had joined an elite group of honorable men and women and our Country will forever be in his debt.

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