Peter M. Cervone of Chelmsford


5608 Cervone Recent PC5608 Cervone MilitaryPeter M. Cervone of Chelmsford, MA, died Thursday August 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Marie L. (DiPaola) Cervone to whom he was married for 58 years.

Born in Niles, Ohio on March 7, 1920, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Marino) Cervone. He was a graduate of Fordham and Columbia University where he received his undergraduate and two Master Degrees.

Peter proudly served with the U.S. Army during WWII with Cannon Co 157th Infantry, 45th Division, participating in eight major campaigns in Europe.

He was an Urban Planner and was employed by US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development for 32 years. Earlier he worked for New York City Housing Authority, New York City Planning Commission and the Huntington L.I. Town Planning Board.

Peter was a communicant of Saint John the Evangelist Church and was a member of the American Institute of Planners.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Cervone of Burlington, MA and Laura Ann and her husband Matthew McDowell of Hudson, MA; one sister, Jean Cerami of Fresh Meadows, NY; three beloved granddaughters, Luciana Fionda, Sarah McDowell and Alexandra McDowell and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Samuel Cervone, Elizabeth Cervone and Josephine Cervone.

Visiting hours Tues. 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wed. at 10 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Private burial at Bourne National Veterans Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Fordham University New York, NY or to the VNA of Middlesex East Hospice House 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


August 25, 2015
2-4PM and 6-8PM
Dolan Funeral Home


August 26, 2015
10:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Eleanor Mangino Tesoriero says:

    Thinking of you at this time and extending heartfelt understanding and sympathy to you and your family

    • Marie Cervone says:

      Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy. Please spread the word with any other family member you are in touch with.

  2. Bonnie Sheil says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Bonnie

  3. The Rev. Gareth Evans says:

    Dear Laura,
    On behalf of the congregation, I extend my condolences to you. Your father was clearly a remarkable man and a great role model. As he continues his journey into God’s nearer presence may he know that he beloved in God’s sight and may your tears stand for love as well as the sadness of losing such a precious father. Please be assured of my prayers and that of the Church for you and your family during this time.
    Gareth Evans.
    Rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton.

  4. Lisa Helstrom says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find comfort in memories and being with your family at this time.

    Thinking of you.

  5. The Leonard Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, and hope you find comfort in the love and wonderful times you shared. Rebecca and Nick

  6. The Coppola family says:

    Laura- heavy heart during this difficult time. What a wonderful rich life your father enjoyed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you your mom and your entire family.

  7. Ann Lacey says:

    Aah, Laura and Family,

    I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and hugs and peace.

    Please let me know if can help in any way.

    Ann xxx

  8. Marge Kennedy says:

    Love and sympathy to all of you as you share grief together.

  9. Elda says:

    My deepest condolences to the Cervone family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.

  10. The Foland Family says:

    Laura, we are thinking of you and your family. I’m sure your dad is at peace now.

  11. Robin and Joanne says:

    Dear Laura and Matt, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such an incredible man with such a rich history. His sense of humor was so evident! With love and prayers, Joanne and Robin.

  12. Andrea Butera-Moncreaff says:

    Laura & Family,

    We send our deepest sympathy to your family, during this difficult time of loss.

    If we can do anything please let me know.


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