Peter Simonelli

May 13, 1960March 3, 2018
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Peter Anthony Simonelli, 57, passed away peacefully in Chatham Mass on March 3rd with his wife Sarah Simonelli at his side. Peter was an immensely private and passionate man that lived life to the fullest and deeply loved his children with every fiber of his being.

Peter grew up in Southbridge Mass, and upon graduation from high school, started his first company in the Tool and Dye Industry manufacturing airplane parts for Pratt & Whitney. He was a self-taught entrepreneur in business and real estate. Peter was a former shareholder of Ballymeade Country Club and Estates and was the owner of Sims Premier Fitness for over 26 years.

Peter found solace in music and played many instruments, teaching himself how to play the guitar, drums and bagpipes. As a dedicated father, he often enjoyed spending time in his music studio teaching his children about his love for rock and roll. Peter grew up in Southbridge and summered on the Cape as a child. It was on the Cape that he developed a love for the ocean and it ultimately motivated him to purchase a residence in West Barnstable. Peter spent many summer days boating to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard while entertaining family and friends.

Peter was a devoted husband and a proud and loving father. With his heart of gold and a fearless spirit, he enjoyed hiking, golfing and being adventuresome with his young children. He surrounded himself with a close circle of lifelong friends that he respected like family. Peter is survived by his wife Sarah, their four young children Antonio, Domenick, Sophia, and Marco Simonelli. He is also survived by his daughter Sarah Strom and a grandson. Peter was one of six children and is survived by his three sisters Lisa, Virginia, Gina and two brothers Salvatore and Henry.

A celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Friday, March 9th at 1 p.m. at the Federated Church 320 Main Street in Hyannis.

Donations may be made to Barnstable High School Music Department c/o David Schroeter 744 West Main Street Hyannis, Ma 02601.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 9, 2018

Peter Simonelli

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Beckie Chapin

March 6, 2018

My condolances to the entire family, I grew up knowing Peter and really enjoyed him as a person, he will be missed.

Sandra Saragoni

March 6, 2018

Peter, Thank you for all the wonderful hospitality you extended to me over the years at your home in West Barnstable. You were always a welcoming a gracious host.

Rest in His Peace, Grace and Love,

March 6, 2018

Our condolences to the entire Simonelli family. May God give your family strength during this difficult time. RIP Peter.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Trombley
Weeki Wachee, FL

Carmen Garieri

March 6, 2018

Peter will always be remembered for his vibrant personality and his daredevil spirit. My mother loved Peter and counted him as one of her favorite godsons. He was kind to both my mother and father and honored my father with a memorial on my dad’s special golf course. I will always remember Peter for the kindness he showed to them. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sarah and her children. They are the legacy he leaves behind. Keep him ever in your hearts because one lives forever in the love of those left behind.

Joseph Simonelli

March 6, 2018

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Barbara and Joe Simonelli

March 6, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of comfort grant you strength during this difficult time.

Russell Peet

March 6, 2018

Rest in peace Peter
u will forever be in my thoughts

Marc Comtois

March 6, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Simonelli family with their recent loss of Peter. He will be sadly missed by many of us

March 5, 2018


lynn malaquias

March 5, 2018

My prayers go out to you Sarah and your whole family.