John P. Peltier, 71
Marlborough – John P. Peltier, 71, of Marlborough, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Marlborough Hospital. Born and raised in Marlborough, he was the son of the late George P. and Millicent M. (Good) Peltier and the husband of Susan (Ahearn) Peltier of Marlborough.
Jack was devoted to his family and dedicated to fire service. At the age of 14, he became an auxiliary member of the Marlborough Fire Department. In 1964 he joined the department full time, became an Instructor at the Fire Academy in 1974, where he was still active, and earned his way to Assistant Chief in 1985. Although he retired in 1990 he joined the Berlin Fire Department serving as the Safety Officer, a position he held until the day of his death.
In 2000, he joined the Southborough Fire Department as Safety Officer, until October of 2012. He was active in National Fire Service Programs, and was a well-respected instructor throughout the country and a mentor to many.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, James P. Peltier and his wife Karen, and his daughters, Ann-Marie Peltier and Melissa Irish and her husband John, all of Marlborough, and his grandchildren, Jason Irish, Sara, Steven, Shawn, and Seth Peltier.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9:00 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough.
Burial will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Berlin Fire Company, 23 Linden St., Berlin, MA 01503.
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