Peter M. Townsend
Peter M. Townsend, 77, husband of Robin D. Petersen
of Back Bay Farm, Candlewood Road, Ipswich, died at home on Tuesday,
October 11, 2022 following his long illness.
Born in New York City on
July 31, 1945 he was the only child of late Edward and Yvette (LaRoux)
was raised in Fairfield Connecticut. He joined the US Navy during the
Vietnam era. Always a man of the ocean, he was a surfer, sailor and dive
instructor. He and his young family lived aboard their trimaran Celeste
for five years, sailing the east coast and the Bahamas.
meeting Robin on a dive boat in the Bahamas, Peter and Robin married in
1989 and their focus became Back Bay Farm. They cherished the time they
could spend on their boat Sweetie and Peter could often be seen cycling
In addition to his wife Robin he is survived by two
sons, Samuel S. Townsend of Derry, NH, Michael B. Townsend of Ft.
Lauderdale, FL and a cousin, Guy LaRoux of Corpus Christi, TX.
Private arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in his name may be made to Cousteau Society, P.O. Box 506,
Etna, NH 03750-0506.
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