Edmund A. Peratta ’55

Edmund A. Peratta ’55 died March 1, 2012, in Bluffton, S.C. He was born on February 13, 1933, in Ashland, Mass., and prepared for college at Ashland High School and Huntington School. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, and went on to earn a master’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire in 1980. He also attended graduate schools at Harvard and Boston universities. His interests included writing, coaching Little League baseball, music and community theater, and he was an avid tennis player. He taught English and social studies at Wareham, Marshfield, and Scituate (Mass.) high schools and worked as a reporter for the New Bedford Standard Times. He also worked in public relations for Union Mutual Life Insurance Co., Hannaford Bros. Co., and the University of New England, where he also lectured in English composition. In 1983, he served as director of summer and special programs at Bowdoin. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Hall Peratta; a son, William A. Peratta; and two daughters, Dianne L. Flood and Susan E. Peratta.