CAMPTON — Peter Richard Fillion, 72, of Campton, passed peacefully in his sleep on the morning of December 2, 2013.
Peter was surrounded by those who loved him and he accepted his fate with grace. He bravely battled an aggressive leukemia for several years and although he suffered setbacks along the way, he fought until the end to retain his independence.
Peter was a lifelong resident of the Plymouth area, born to Marguerite (Miclon) Fillion and Alphonse Fillion at Laconia Hospital on August 4, 1941. His working career began at Saliba's Men's Store on Main Street in Plymouth and he retired in 1996 after a successful 35 year career with New England Telephone. Peter was an avid fisherman in his earlier years and also enjoyed collecting guns; his focus, however, always remained on his family. One would be hard pressed to find a person with a stronger work ethic; he never missed a day of work.
He is predeceased by his sister, Ilene Covill, and an infant brother and sister.
Peter is survived by his two daughters, Alison Avery and husband Dan, of Thornton, Julie Fillion, of Bethlehem; two grandchildren, Shannon and Brandon Avery, of Thornton; brother, Paul Fillion and wife Joyce, of Gold Canyon, AZ; three sisters, Judy Demers, of St. Augustine, FL, Linda Boyce, of Melbourne, FL, Irene Blake, of Plymouth; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. Rev. Peter Bolster will officiate. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter's memory to CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth), D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Peter's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com