Peter Toten Wickham, Jr, 77, of Leonard St., Hamden, husband of the late Frances Wickham, passed away on November 23, 2009 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born in Athol, MA on February 4, 1932 to the late Peter T. and Florence Barney Wickham, Sr. Peter is survived by his two sons, Michael Wickham of Hamden and John Wickham of Senica, SC; grandchildren, Nichole, Jonathan, and Chris Wickham all of Lithia, FL; siblings, David Wickham of Belchertown, MA, Margaret Wickham of Denver, CO, and Betty Halet and her husband Buddy of Barefoot Bay, FL. Peter grew up in Athol, MA before moving to Hamden 50 years ago. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Air Force where he was an Air Traffic Controller. He was a dedicated parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church, enjoyed any Massachusetts sports team, and always cherished the time spent with his family. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT on Friday, November 27th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Blessed Sacrament Church, Circular Ave., Hamden. Friends may visit with the family earlier in the day from 9:30 to 11:30a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Centerville Cemetery.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Peters passing. He was a great person and loved his sports. Always had a smile on his face. Nancy Wickham Michaud

  2. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Peter was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known, and I’ve always looked up to him. I have so many good memories of him, including the never-ending baseball game on Concord Street. He’ll be missed by everyone.

  3. I will always remember the fun days, especially Saturday mornings at my cousin, Peter Jr.’s house at 98 Concord St. in Athol. Our family would drive from Vermont to Athol on a Friday night, then go to Fenway Park on Saturday morning to see the Red Sox play. Peter Jr. was an avid baseball and football fan and a lot of fun to be around. I remember hearing that he was voted .the handsomest young man. in his class at the local high school. Although I hadn’t seen him since those days, I will always remember him as an outgoing and joyous man who loved his family.

  4. This message is from Nicole, Chris and Jon. We are very sad and we will miss you more than we can say. We love you Grandad and wish we could be there to say good-bye. We hope that you and grandma are looking down and smiling on us. .

  5. You were always a kind and caring person. You will be greatly missed. I know that you and Fran are finally together again. I hope that you will keep looking down on your sons and your grandkids and keep them safe and let them know you are always there. I love you and I will miss you.

  6. Mike and John, Very sorry to learn of your dads passing. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were shooting baskets in your driveway with him. Best Regards, Rick Westervelt & Family

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