Peter Lorne Rhodes, Sr, age 71, of Prospect, CT, passed away on June 10th, 2010 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Peter is the husband of Faith Anne Schneider Rhodes; father of Pattie Rhodes of Queens, NY, Deneen Rhodes of New Rochelle, NY, Peter Rhodes, Jr & his wife Diane of Hopeville Junction, NY, Dusty Rhodes & his wife Pam of Pauling, NY and Michael Rhodes & his wife Bonnie of Wappingers Falls, NY; step-father of Christopher Bishop of Milford and Mark Trotta & his wife Brunella of Bridgeport; brother of Saverio Conforti & his wife Deloris of New Rochelle, NY and the late Patricia Rhodes. Peter is also survived by 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his former wives, Grace Lofaro Rhodes and Laura Cignitlia Rhodes. Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 18, 1939, he was a son of the late Augustus Rhodes and step-son of the late Viola Rice Rhodes & Katie West Rhodes. Peter was a US Marine Veteran and a truck driver for over 40 years, retired from the Waste Management Co. Relatives & friends may attend his Memorial Service on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Trinity Evangelical Free Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be to Trinity Evangelical Free Church, attn.: Peter Rhodes Memorial Fund, 33 Center Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to you, Katy and Rocky. Our GOD will send his ministering Angels to comfort you.

  2. Peter was a good, strong man who we will always remember with love and admiration. Peace and pleasant memories to his family.

  3. Dear Faith: I am so sorry about the loss of your dear husband. In time,God will heal your process of greiving. As a believer,I have hope in the resurrection and as a believer, we need to brace ourselves for that ressurection hope when we will see our loved ones again. Take care off yourself. Peter would want you to do that based on what I have heard you say from time to time about him. Phyllis

  4. My heartfelt condolences and apologies for not being able to attend the memorial tribute in person. A schedule conflict with an award cermony for one of my children keeps me away, and I am confident Peter would understand. Several years ago I was asked if I could go meet Peter in the hospital because he was bored stiff and would love some company. The Nusing Manager at the time knew I was a hunter and that Peter had mentioned he at one time loved to hunt, she called me and asked if I would mind. The rest, as they say, is history. I visited Peter along with some of my turkey calls and we hit it off. Subsequently I saw him many times as a patient and then a volunteer and unfortunately as a patient again. Knowing Peter has meant a great deal to me and he has had a profound impact on how I go about my daily life. I will miss Pete but I will never forget him.

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