David Peterson “Pete” Hunter ’60

David Peterson “Pete” Hunter ’60 died on February 11, 2022, in Lebanon, New Hampshire

(The following was provided by the Valley News on February 15, 2022)

Lebanon, NH — David Peterson “Pete” Hunter, 83, died peacefully in his sleep Friday, February 11, 2022, at home in Lebanon, NH.

Pete was born March 10, 1938, in Boston, MA, a son of the Reverend Doctor David R. and Jewell (Peterson) Hunter. Pete grew up in Boston, MA, and following his graduation from The Westtown School in West Chester, PA, attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. On December 3, 1960, Pete was united in marriage with the love of his life, Louise Walker. He served in the US Army for several years and left active duty with the rank of captain. Pete subsequently went to work for Milliken Textiles in New York City, sparking a lifelong career in sales. His personable nature and love of connecting with other people made this career choice a perfect fit, as he went onto roles with other companies of increasing responsibility ultimately resulting in senior management positions. The family made their home in Darien, CT, for many years, before moving to Brooklyn, NY, and later Stowe, VT, prior to moving to Lebanon, NH.

Pete was a fun loving and gregarious individual whose universe centered around his wife and family. He worked hard and he played hard. Family time and adventure was critically important to him; he and Louise purchased a Winnebago when the girls were teenagers to explore and travel around the country. He and Louise loved doing anything outdoors including tennis, skiing, golf, being outdoors and gathering with family and friends. They purchased a vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard in the late 70s, and created a lot of special memories there.

After retirement, he and Louise bought a bed and breakfast in Stowe, VT, which they owned and ran for just over ten years.

Pete is predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Louise Hunter, and a sister, Joan Manzelmann of Middlebury, VT.

He is survived by two siblings, Stephen Hunter of Holland Patent, NY, and Sara Hudson of New York, NY, as well as daughters Heidi Ryder and her husband, John, of Boston, MA, Amy Winagle and her husband, Jeff, of Orford, NH, and Holly Amorosana and her husband, Chris, of Armonk, NY; grandchildren Geoff Ryder, Adam Ryder, Megan Winagle, Jack Winagle, Val Amorosana, and Will Amorosana.

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