He was the beloved husband of Marie L. (DiPaola) Cervone to whom he was married for 58 years.
Born in Niles, Ohio on March 7, 1920, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Marino) Cervone. He was a graduate of Fordham and Columbia University where he received his undergraduate and two Master Degrees.
Peter proudly served with the U.S. Army during WWII with Cannon Co 157th Infantry, 45th Division, participating in eight major campaigns in Europe.
He was an Urban Planner and was employed by US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development for 32 years. Earlier he worked for New York City Housing Authority, New York City Planning Commission and the Huntington L.I. Town Planning Board.
Peter was a communicant of Saint John the Evangelist Church and was a member of the American Institute of Planners.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Cervone of Burlington, MA and Laura Ann and her husband Matthew McDowell of Hudson, MA; one sister, Jean Cerami of Fresh Meadows, NY; three beloved granddaughters, Luciana Fionda, Sarah McDowell and Alexandra McDowell and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Samuel Cervone, Elizabeth Cervone and Josephine Cervone.
Visiting hours Tues. 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wed. at 10 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Private burial at Bourne National Veterans Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Fordham University New York, NY or to the VNA of Middlesex East Hospice House 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com