Peter M. Cervone of Chelmsford

5608 Cervone Recent PC5608 Cervone MilitaryPeter M. Cervone of Chelmsford, MA, died Thursday August 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.

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

13 Condolences for Peter M. Cervone of Chelmsford

    Andrea Butera-Moncreaff

    Laura & Family,

    We send our deepest sympathy to your family, during this difficult time of loss.

    If we can do anything please let me know.



    Robin and Joanne

    Dear Laura and Matt, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such an incredible man with such a rich history. His sense of humor was so evident! With love and prayers, Joanne and Robin.



    My deepest condolences to the Cervone family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.


    Ann Lacey

    Aah, Laura and Family,

    I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and hugs and peace.

    Please let me know if can help in any way.

    Ann xxx


    The Coppola family

    Laura- heavy heart during this difficult time. What a wonderful rich life your father enjoyed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you your mom and your entire family.


    The Leonard Family

    We are so sorry for your loss, and hope you find comfort in the love and wonderful times you shared. Rebecca and Nick


    Lisa Helstrom

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find comfort in memories and being with your family at this time.

    Thinking of you.


    The Rev. Gareth Evans

    Dear Laura,
    On behalf of the congregation, I extend my condolences to you. Your father was clearly a remarkable man and a great role model. As he continues his journey into God’s nearer presence may he know that he beloved in God’s sight and may your tears stand for love as well as the sadness of losing such a precious father. Please be assured of my prayers and that of the Church for you and your family during this time.
    Gareth Evans.
    Rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton.


    Eleanor Mangino Tesoriero

    Thinking of you at this time and extending heartfelt understanding and sympathy to you and your family


      Marie Cervone

      Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy. Please spread the word with any other family member you are in touch with.


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