Peter R. Hooper
MILTON TOWNSHIP -- Peter R. Hooper, 63, of Milton Township died on July 15, 2011 after courageously facing his struggle with renal cell carcinoma.
Peter was born in Portland on March 24, 1948, a son of the late Marguerite (Bachelder) and Stuart DeRoche and Robert Hooper.
He graduated from Gorham High school in 1966 where he excelled in sports, especially basketball.
Peter was a true woodsman, a steward of the land who loved to look back at his logging jobs with pride and sound ecological practice. His witty sense of humor and love for his family will live on forever.
Peter is survived by his loving wife, Susan Hooper; daughter, Heather Newton and fiance, Daniel Rennie; grandchildren, Kieran, Jarob, and Lilijune; daughter Allison Ross and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Kourtney and Emily; sister, Gail Hackett and husband, Mike and family; brotherm Craig DeRoche and wifem Sarah and family.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Gary Hooper.
The family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Dugan and staff at MCCM, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, especially our angel Nicole Hosie.
A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at noon Sunday at their home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local animal shelter, as Peter’s love and dedication to his cats was amazing.