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“Sue, Robin and I offer our condolences in the passing of Peter. I have known Peter since he rushed Fiji and I knew then that he would become a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Albert Sweet - Warren, RI

“I knew Peter from Ameriprise, where he always had a cheerful thing to say and had such a positive attitude. He helped me out when my husband, Paul...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carol (LaPorte) Ionata - Coventry, RI

“Sue, Nancy and I are saddened by Peter's passing. He was a good FIJI, and an even better husband, I am sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Keith & Nancy White - Coventry, RI

“As a student at Salve Regina I had the opportunity to intern for Peter at his office in Middletown. Peter helped fostor my passion for finance and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: William Pearce - Boston, MA

“My memories of Peter date back to University of Rhode Island, Accounting classes and Fiji escapades. Always with a smile on his face and an impish...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Sadlon Hart - Hillsdale, NJ

“My heart goes out to you. Peter was such a fighter. It saddens me to know he is gone, but I know he is no longer in pain and in a better place. God...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Andrea-Ennis - Middletown, RI

“My deepest sympathies to the Washburn family. I considered Peter a friend as well as an advisor. We shared many Fiji stories as well as financial...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Allen Rogers - Tiverton, RI

“May God bless you with Consolement,Comfort, Strength and Recovery. Peter was an inspiration for Life and Hope to me, my daughter and grandson. Love...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Burch - Davie, FL

“The first time I met Peter I liked and admired him....He has been both a co-worker, friend and adviser and he will be missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Terry Lambert - Coventry, RI


Little Compton, RI - Peter D. Washburn, 58, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 after a spirited battle with pancreatic cancer. Peter was the husband of Susan (Bedard) Washburn for 29 years, the son of Elizabeth Thompson and the late Edwin Washburn and the step-son of Carlene Washburn. Peter touched many lives though his active involvement in community organizations including the Little Compton Community Center, the RI Mentoring Partnership, and the Newport Kiwanis Club. He dedicated the last years of his life raising awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research while always choosing hope. Peter was truly an inspiration for living life to the fullest and he will be dearly missed by many friends. Peter is also survived by siblings Bruce Washburn of E. Boothbay, ME, Barbara Infantolino of Jamestown, RI, Joan DeWitt of Colorado Springs, CO, Debra Link of Stockton, CA, Gregg Kritzler of Chelmsford, MA, and Alison Brennan of Robbinston, ME. He was a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews and held a special place in his heart for Chris, Courtney and Christopher O'Rielly. A celebration of Peter's life will be held at a later date. Continue his fight for a cure by walking in his memory in PURPLESTRIDE 2012 and donating to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan.org.

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