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“Elaine and Jackie- I am sorry for your loss. Peter will forever be a 5th grader to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Dully - Avon, CT

“It was my good fortune to work with Pete as a professor and fellow mural painter at Central CT State University. He was a gifted artist with a...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Alewitz - New London, CT

“I was fortunate to have met and work with Pete the past few months. In that short time I found a great friend who's love of his Mom and Sister put a...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Doreen Van Horn - Bristol, CT

“Sorry for your loss. He was with me at the Clayton and will forever be in my memory. I still have a shirt he made for me that I will forever cherish...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Barry Williams - East Hartford, CT

“Elaine and family,Although I don't know you, I read Peter's obituary and felt compelled to send my condolences to you and your family. I recently...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Valente - Cromwell, CT

“Our heart goes out to you Jackie and Elaine. Our condolences and prayers- Anna, Mary, Walter and all our family ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Anna Eletto - Stamford, CT

“I did not know Peter but I know Jackie and my heart breaks for her loss. My sincere condolences to your family. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Shireen Riazi Kermani - NY

“My condolences from my family to yours. He was a blessing in my life and will never be forgotten. ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Barry Williams - East Hartford, CT

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Nutmeg TV and its Staff, our heartfelt sympathy to Elaine and family on this very difficult loss. Our...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Joanie Sutter - CT

“Elaine and family, I don't know if you will remember me but I taught at AHS 1970-2000.I knew both Peter and Jackie,and you too. Peter was smart,...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Georgia Geyer - Southington, CT

“Deepest condolences and sympathies to Elaine and the entire family on this very sad loss. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Sadlon - Simsbury, CT

“Pete was an amazing guy and there will never be anybody like him again- not in our lives and not in this world. Hearing about his passing last week...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Adam Pond - Houston, TX - Friend

“Pete was an amazing guy and there will never be anybody like him again- not in our lives and not in this world. Hearing about his passing last week...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Adam Pond - Houston, TX - friend

“I did not know Peter, but I shared the first sentence of his obituary at an AA meeting tonight, reminding my fellow members of what a dangerous...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Denise Colwill - Bristol, CT

“I never loved my time spent waitressing, but my shifts with Peter were always the most enjoyable. He was always sweet, funny, helpful, and always...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Elizabeth Keyes

“Elaine I feel for you from the core of my soul. Such a loss is too much to understand and bare. I can't say anymore. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Barbara Landry - Windsor, CT

“Peter was an acquaintance and I knew him to be very kind and respectful. His passing is a shock and extremely sorrowful. He will be missed.As the...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Melanie Longshore - Glastonbury, CT

“Jackie and Elaine, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am thankful to have many wonderful memories of Pete, and he'll be truly missed. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Jackie Wilson - Clinton, CT

“In memory of your Brother (Peter M. Primeau) A Loving heart... A Gentle spirit... A Beautiful soul... My condolence goes to you and your family. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Millie Ortiz-Powell - New York, NY

“So sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Peter and he'll be missed. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin Kingsbury - Austin, TX

“Heartfelt sorrow to Elaine and your family. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow with Love and compassion . ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Marco & Jean Verdone - VA

“My deepest condolences Peter's family and friends. Pete was always a kind soul. I SAW Pete at the Hartford Phish show over the summer and though we...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Monica Morneau - Winsted, CT

“We're very sorry for your great loss!! Peter will be missed by MANY..Hod Bless--may the light shine upon him and the family. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Bob /Rob & Connie Capone - CT

“I grew up with Peter and Jackie. Peter was hands down the best artist in our grade. My thoughts go out to your family. Peter was a great guy, always...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Sarah Kiernan (formerly Leetzow) - TX

“I will miss Pete greatly. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Lara Keating - Wallingford, CT

“Pete will be missed. We had some very deep conversations in the past at work and still have some artwork he showed me. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Laura Keating - CT - Friend

“May your light shine eternally within the arms of our Loving Lord.... ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: debra donovan - westfield, MA

“Memories of you are many. From family Holiday dinners, for the past over 10 years), where your humor brought us all to tears of laughter. To us...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Patti DeGray - Southwick, MA


Peter M. Primeau, 37, of Avon, passed away February 8, 2018, after 3 years of sobriety from a last and final relapse. Peter sought freedom through acceptance and in his passing his family will do the same. His light shined too bright for it to be dimmed in the darkness and silence where the disease of addiction remains. Born in New Britain on September 7, 1980, the joy of Elaine (Neriani) and the late Maurice Primeau, Peter was always a charmer, boundary pusher, and protector—especially to his little sister Jackie, young cousins, and the friends he adored. There was no match to Pete’s quick wit, his special gift of art and love of music, which were forever the fixtures in his life. Crowned “Mr. AHS,” Peter graduated from Avon High School in 1999. He studied art at Central Connecticut State University where his mural still adorns Maloney Hall. Pete was the eternal optimist—knowing one day the Red Sox would win a World Series and the Whalers would return to Hartford, someday. Spofford Lake was Peter’s sanctuary, where he found a piece of heaven in early morning waterskiing and late-night fishing. After leaving his mark on Grand Rapids, MI and Baltimore, MD, Pete made his way back to Connecticut where his road to recovery started and his life of purpose truly began. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Peter was licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Insurance, earning his way up the ranks at 1&Done Agency of Glastonbury, Bolt Insurance of Farmington, and most recently had accepted a position at Agency Administrators of Southington. An entrepreneur and artist at heart, Peter launched Hedonic Design Co. to sell custom designed tee-shirts and digital art commissions. With everything in his life, no job was more important to Pete than his sobriety. Always having a way with words, he chronicled part of his journey on addictionawarenessweb.wordpress.com. Peter has left a lasting imprint on the world, and we’ll be forever changed by him. He’s predeceased by his father Maurice and is survived by his ever-devoted mother Elaine Primeau of Avon and his proud and beloved sister Jacqueline Primeau of New York City. Pete would have been lost without Tommy, who was more of a brother than cousin; Michelle, who earned the title godmother in more ways than one; and his forever friend, Todd. He will be missed by the many souls he touched, including his close-knit and extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, his many cherished friends, and the bonds he made in recovery. Calling hours will be held at Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd, Avon on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. Family and friends may gather at Carmon’s on Saturday, February 17th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery in Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made to Clayton House, 203 Williams Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.