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“I am out of the country and so surprised and sad to hear about the death of Father Rossa. He and his entire staff made us feel welcomed when we...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Dolora Nuestro - Phoenix, AZ

“I went to Mount Angel Seminary with Fr. Peter. He was a lovable character with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a good and holy man. I know that...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Fr. James McGowan - Corrales, NM

“Still super sad that he is gone. St Bernadette is home to me and Fr Pete opened this house for me and my family. I am saddened that he is gone. He...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Went to school with FR Pete at Laconia High He was one of the few that was always good to me. I am still in shock over his passing such a great man...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Bernie Reed - Laconia, NH

What a memorable day, and I got hugs from them both!
5 of 21 | Posted by: Suzette Tarantini

Our Church Dedication Day, Thank you Fr. Pete & Bishop Olmsted
6 of 21 | Posted by: Suzette Tarantini

“Thank you for your tireless work and ever constant smile on behalf of the community of St. Bernadette Parish. You accomplished so much and we will...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Renee Schwarz - Scottsdale, AZ

“You will be dearly missed. Thank you for being such a blessing. Beverly & Stephen Aldridge ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“You will always be in my heart Pete I will never forget you ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Bruce Ladd - New Gloucester, ME

“Fr Pete was a very good friend and a beautiful soul. His laughter was contagious. His love for Our Blessed Mother and Our Lord was part of the gift...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: LAURA ANNE ROQUENI - Mesa, AZ

“It has been a blessing to know you Fr Pete. Meeting you at St Timothy's, serving on Parish Council, and hearing your journey to the priesthood...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Rita North - Chandler, AZ

“May God grant you eternal salvation. Rest in peace Father Pete. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: the Stredney family - Scottsdale, AZ

“As parishioners of St. Bernadette from 2006 to 2013 prior to moving to Virginia, my family and I were saddened and stunned to learn about the tragic...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Nichols - Richmond, VA

“We will miss you immensely, Father Pete. Thank you for teaching our family how to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ. May God grant you...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa McCrum - Scottsdale, AZ

“Thank you Fr. Pete, for hearing my (very long) general confession all those years ago. Unbeknownst to me, you were newly ordained! You were the...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: C H - Tempe, AZ

“Our condolences to Fr. Pete's family and parishioners. We were all young adults together at St. Maria Goretti back in the today. We're so sorry for...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Chris and Misty Jacobs - NY

“Well done "great and faithful servant" Your great smile and your strong faith will be missed by many Fr Pete. May you rest in peace.Shirley and Joe...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Van Parys - Scottsdale, AZ

“Thank you for your gift of faith. You will be missed. Rest in peace Father Pete. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Giordano Family - Scottsdale, AZ

“Our family will always miss Father Pete and never forget him and his love and happiness for everyone he cam in contact with. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Rozansky Family - Scottsdale, AZ

“Thank you Father Pete. Our Family will never forget your warm smile and love for all. You will be so missed. We have the peace that you are a...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Vostrejs - Scottsdale, AZ

“Thank you for bringing me home Father Pete. Thomas Assalone ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Thomas Assalone - Scottsdale


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Peter was born on October 23, 1964 and passed away in September 2017.

Peter was a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona at the time of passing.

Before entering the seminary, he served his country honorably for over 12 years in Intelligence Reconnaissance with the Air Force.

A visitation will take place at St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church in Scottsdale on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Bernadette on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery.

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