Born in North Tonawanda, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert and Vera (Naeher) Haines. He was a graduate of Kenmore West High School in Kenmore, N.Y. and of Delhi University in New York. He also served with the United States Army Reserves for six years.
Peter was employed in the credit/collections department for several area companies prior to his retirement.
He attended St. Luke the Evangelist Church, was a member of WASA, played in the Over-35 Men’s Softball League, and was a former Pop Warner Football coach and Babe Ruth Coach.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert D. Haines and his wife Christie of Agawam and Jeffrey T. Haines and his wife Maria, of Derry, N.H.; one sister, Mary Ann Benz and her husband Dennis of Loganville, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Ryan, Meghan, Mason, Payton, and Charlotte. He was the brother of the late Mark R. Haines.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., are Tuesday, March 31, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of Western, MA and Central, MA, 144 Turnpike Rd., Suite 220, Southborough, MA 01772 or to a charity of one’s choice.