D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Peter Pires Jr.

June 6, 1961June 23, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Peter A. Pires, Jr. of Tolland, on June 23, 2020. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. His pride and joy was being a father. Peter was born on June 6, 1961 to Peter and Christine (McCarthy) Pires, and grew up in East Hartford. He was a graduate of George J. Penney High School in East Hartford, Class of 1979. He later received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1984. Since 1988, Peter was an Insurance Agent with Evans, Pires, and Leonard Insurance Company in East Hartford for over 30 years. Those who knew him, admired his intelligence, kind heart, sense of humor, and conversation. He would share memories of playing sports with his brother Paul, watching his Dad race cars at Limerock, and tell stories of friendships he made throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. Peter was an avid golfer as he cherished his time on the course with friends, and teaching his son how to golf. He was a member of Ellington Ridge Country Club, where he shot his first hole-in- one, and recently a member of the Topstone Men’s Club in South Windsor. He was a lifelong loyal Red Sox fan. One of his happiest moments was attending Game One of the 2013 World Series with his son, Chad. Pete also loved UConn basketball, going to each of the men’s final fours in ‘99, ‘04, ‘09, ‘11, and ‘14 with his lifelong friend Paul Fitzgerald. Peter is survived by his wife of 24 years Jayme (Rouisse) Pires and his son Chad R. Pires of Tolland, CT; his mother Christine Pires of Surprise, AZ; two brothers, Paul Pires and his wife Alison Pires of Tolland; and Christopher Pires of Arizona; and a sister, Nicole Parmalee and her husband, Scott Parmalee of Windsor Locks. He also leaves two sisters-in-law, Melodye Stimpel and her husband Thom Stimpel, Jodye Payne and her husband Brian Payne; his father-in-law, Robert Rouisse of Fitchburg, MA; three nieces, Claudia Pires, Grace Pires, and Lexye Payne; six nephews, Paul Pires Jr. and his wife Coral, Alex Pires, Camden Pires, Colby Payne, Ryan Frerichs and his wife Jennifer, Jeremy Frerichs; several great nieces and great nephews; and many dear friends. He also leaves his two doodle dogs Jack and Lily, who he adored. He was predeceased by his father, Peter A. Pires, Sr., and his mother-in-law Nancy E. Rouisse. A celebration of Peter’s life is being planned for Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at a place and time to be announced. More details will be available soon. Due to the current health crisis, there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • The Jimmy Fund


22 July

Celebration of Life @ Place to Be Announced



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Gary Lavin

July 8, 2020

I and everyone at Duchess who knew Pete are shocked and saddened by his passing. Professionally, he took great care of our needs, but more importantly, he was a good friend of our family. I will miss him greatly and extend my sincere condolences to Jayme, Chad and the rest of Pete's family.

Mike Baum

July 4, 2020

My friend , my agent .
He was uniquely able to (many times) make me mad and make me laugh during a single conversation.
I loved him for his wit , his energy , his loyalty as a friend and as my insurance guy .
I loved him for his non stop banter on the golf course .
If you were his friend he genuinely cared for and about you , a truly good man .
To me , his memory will forever be a blessing and bring a smile to my face .
Thanks Petey Pete , rest easy dude .

Barbara Guglietta

July 3, 2020

Jayme and Chad

With my deepest sympathy at Peter's passing. He was quite a young man. May He Rest In Peace.

Peter Richard

July 1, 2020

Jayme and Chad,
My deepest sympathy at Pete’s passing. He was a good friend business associate.

Barry Kelly

June 30, 2020

Jayme and Chad,
We loved Pete and will miss him. He made everything he was involved in with us better. From our employee benefits to our charitable fundraisers he was the best.
-Kelser Corp

Lou Pergiovanni

June 27, 2020

Christine Find Comfort In Knowing That Peter Is With His Dad Talking Race Cars and Golf I Am Sure. He Was A Solid Son, and Certainly Will Be Missed By Many Friends and Relatives. Know That Your Always In Our Thoughts and Prayers.
May God Bless
Lou Pergiovanni and Family
Waterford, Ct.

Nicole Parmelee

June 26, 2020

Deborah Servadio

June 26, 2020

Jayme and Chad so very sorry for your loss. The Servadio family.