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Peter John Bachelder (1955-2020)

Peter John Bachelder

AVON - Peter John Bachelder, 64, passed away at his home in Avon, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1955, at home in Avon, the son of Jobie and Esther (Anderson) Bachelder. Peter attended the Avon Valley School House and went on to earn his GED.

On Nov. 8, 1980, Peter married MaryAnn Tracy in Avon. He worked for 3B Bridge Builders as a heavy equipment operator with his brother, Wilfred Bachelder. Peter enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering on cars, camping, traveling to Florida to see family, and spending time with his grandkids.

Peter is survived by his wife, MaryAnn Bachelder of Avon; his sons, Ken Decker and wife Rocky of Farmington, Bill Decker and wife Jen of Farmington, Josh Bachelder and wife Jen of Phillips, Ed Bachelder and wife Misty of Avon, Jason Bachelder and Katie Sharp of Avon; his daughter, Angie Stone and husband Mike of Farmington; adopted daughter, Kristi Hathaway and husband Steve of Kenduskeag; 26 grandkids and 6 great grandkids; siblings, Boyd of Phillips, Wilfred of Avon, Susan of Madison, Shari of Farmington, and Joanne of Avon.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Wayne and Jobie Jr., and his sister, Beverly.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 12 noon, at the Phillips Area Community Center (PACC), 21 Depot St., in Phillips. Those wishing may bring a dish of food to share. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Peter's family .
    Cherish and hold the memories in your hearts.

  2. So sorry to hear of Peter's passing. My thoughts are with you, Mary Ann, Ken and rest of his family. I will try to see you on the 15th.

  3. Our sincerest condolences to Pete's family. May your beautiful memories forever be embedded in your heart.

  4. Pete was a great guy, he will be missed sending my confidence to his family and wife Mary
    Many memories will never be forgotten

  5. So sorry to hear of Pete's passing now he can fly over Mt Blue b/c he got his wings.No more pain and suffering your free and never forgotten.May you rest easy high on that mountain my friend.Take care everyone.

  6. Sorry to hear of Pete's passing. My sincere sympathies to Mary, his kids and grand kids, as well as his siblings.

  7. My condolences for his loss.

  8. My condolences to Peter's family. Fly high with no pain. You will be missed by all who knew you.

  9. Our sincere condolences to Pete's family, I guess it was time for you to go home to your mom and dad, they will welcome you with open arms. Rest in Peace.

  10. My thoughts and Prayers are with all the Family. So sorry for your loss.

  11. I'm so sorry maryann for your loss he was a good man and friend Iknow hes at peace I remember the good times we all had my prayers are with you and your family

  12. I'am sorry for your loss my heart aches with sorrow Pete will be greatly missed by all that knew him ... Rest high my friend ...

  13. So sorry for your loss Mary Ann I remember spending many hours with you and Pete . I am sure you don,t reconize my name it used to be Lydia Luce

  14. Sorry for your loss

  15. Please accept our sincere condolences. Brent & Candy

  16. My condolences to the whole family Pete and Mary were wonderful neighbors lots of fond memories another ANGEL got his wings fly high Pete free from pain and worry.

  17. When I was little Peter was one of the "big kids" and was kind to me. I remember him and wish the family a gentle time to grieve. Lauri Sibulkin

  18. So sorry for your loss. May God be merciful as you grieve.may the memories you hold so dear be a comfort