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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

Peter Henry Houpert

March 28, 1957August 27, 2019

Peter Henry Houpert passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Born March 28, 1957 in Baltimore, MD he was a beloved son of the late Helen and Richard Houpert. Pete grew up in Clinton, CT, graduating from The Morgan School, Class of 1975, where he was offensive guard on the undefeated ’75 football team. He attended Bethany College in West Virginia, and then began his adventures throughout the United States. He was a lumberjack, fisherman and nanny in Alaska, an oil rigger in North Dakota and Wyoming, and kayaked and bicycled whenever possible. He came back to Connecticut to put his amazing digital pre-press talents to work, and settled down with the love of his life, Jane Taylor. Pete loved to collect good wine, share stories on astronomy or history, cook with family and friends, and to give great bear hugs. He could just as easily be found at the Opera as a Grateful Dead concert. Pete will be sorely missed by his devoted brothers, Richard Houpert (Francoise Rosset), James Houpert (Jude), Tom Houpert (Ann Pellegrini), and David Houpert (Judi). Pete is also survived by beloved nephews Pierre-Andre Houpert (Peter’s godson), Alexander Houpert (Jennifer Walts), Matthew Houpert, his Aunt Vera, and many cousins to whom he was very close. He is also survived by Jane’s family including her son Jason Paschke (Kimberly) and her grandchildren Camden, Zachary, and Rylan, whom Pete loved like his own. A memorial service will be held at Swan Funeral home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Paul Hilding

September 17, 2019

Wonderful memories of backyard football games and family get togethers as kids and, many years later on a return trip to Clinton, having Peter take us on a sightseeing kayak tour in Clinton harbor. Love and best wishes to Peter’s family and old friends in Clinton.

Ross Joel

September 17, 2019

A really nice guy, a fun high school classmate...from a great family....may he RIP.

Kelley Hangos-Carrano

September 17, 2019

Pete and I worked together years ago and I have fond memories of all of the fun we had! This big, gentle soul with a wicked sense of humor that always had the best adventures! Godspeed Pete.

Anita Houpert

September 17, 2019

On our honeymoon, Andy and I visited with Pete in Clinton and then had pizza together in Mystic. What an open and loving man! I felt part of his family immediately! What an ache thinking he is not here....

Debra Peters

September 17, 2019

I remember Peter as a fun neighbor, an upbeat and funny classmate, an adventurer, a good and kind friend with a unique soul. So glad he found love in his life and he'll be remembered fondly by all who knew him. RIP Peter.

PJ Pape

September 17, 2019

It is simply impossible to adequately convey a lifetime of memories and love in a few words. Pete was a dear friend; one of the good guys.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY