Peter A. Travers, 55

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Northborough – Peter “Afro” A. Travers, 55, died at home Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 after a prolonged illness.

He leaves three brothers, Michael Travers of Framingham, Paul Travers of Mashpee and Daniel Travers of Sandwich; two nephews and an aunt; among his family is James Pickard of Northborough.

Born in Marlborough, son of the late Paul J. and Louise M. (Colaizzi) Travers, he was a lifelong resident of Northborough and graduated from Algonquin Regional High School.

Mr. Travers was employed as a construction worker for several companies involved with the Big Dig in Boston in the late 1990s. He was an avid NASCAR, Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed gardening and loved his Siamese cats, Sandy and Andy.

Calling hours will be held Monday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery of Northborough.