D'Elia Funeral Home

Route 70 & Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ


Pedro B. Aguerre

February 13, 1950January 26, 2020

PEDRO (PETER) B. AGUERRE, of the Fairways at Lake Ridge, Lakewood, NJ, passed away Sunday night, January 26, 2020 after a long illness at the Ocean County Medical Center accompanied by his Wife, M. Teresa Aguerre (formerly Daley).

Peter was born in Havana, Cuba in 1950 and came to the United States at the age of twelve (12) on the last Pan American Air Flight in 1952 and became a permanent resident and later and very proudly a United States Citizen. He grew up in Washington Heights, New York City, was previously married and had children from his second marriage and moved to Miami, Florida, and afterwards to Baldwin, Long Island, New York. Although Peter wanted some day to again visit his birthland his wish never came to fruition. His parents, Felicia Cruz and Florentino B. Aguerre who were also from Cuba, predeceased him. He went to school and graduated high school in the United States and then worked his way up the ladder in the busing and transportation and trucking industry starting with both driving buses and trucks to managing the many companies he had worked for including Penske, Coach USA, and his latest position as the Safety and Compliance Director at Bartlett Dairies and Distribution Company in Newark, New Jersey hardly ever losing a day from work until his last day at work on December 19, 2019 after his mother-in-law Virginia Lopez had passed away suddenly a few days before on December 15, 2019. He finally agreed to go to the hospital on Christmas morning, December 25, 2019, and after weeks of fighting passed away peacefully.

In 2007 he met his current wife, Teresa, and moved to and lived in NYC, and then to Jersey City, Long Branch, and Edgewater New Jersey. After having known each other for eleven (11) years and Peter’s constant insistence to marry Teresa, they were wed on August 18, 2018 at their home located at the Fairways at Lake Ridge, a retirement community located off of Massachusetts Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Peter was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in August of 2013. He and his wife fought his illness quietly and together went through more than 5 rounds of chemotherapy over five (5) years, radiation, and most recently infusion treatments. In the Spring of 2019, he was diagnosed with COPD, and again fought that illness without fanfare. After 32 more days of fighting his illnesses at the Ocean County Medical Center in Brick, New Jersey he finally succumbed to his illness with his wife, step-granddaughter Brielle, and his pastor at his bedside. Peter is survived by his wife, his daughter, Jessica Aguerre, and son Jason Aguerre, and step-son Keith Daley and his wife; his three granddaughters, Chloe, Ariella, and Alanee; his two granddaughters, Brielle Uszenski and her husband Andrew, and Danielle Daley; his step granddaughter Jacqualyn Higley and her husband Michael, step great grandson Logan, and step great granddaughter Amelia Rose; together with his Aunt Cristina Dominguez; his niece Alana Silverman Canoro and her husband Vincent Canoro, and his dearest friends and their families. He will be truly missed and never forgotten by all who were blessed in having had the opportunity to touch him and be part of his life. Most importantly he will be with God, his maker, who finally took him into his arms and said “Come to Me.”

Visitation hours shall be held at the D’Elia Funeral Home at 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 between 2:00 to 4:00pm, and 6:00 to 8:00pm. A prayer service and memorials will start at 7:00pm.

Funeral – a prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:30am followed by a processional ride to the Woodbine Cemetery located at 14 Maple Avenue, Oceanport, NJ for another prayer service followed by the entombment.


  • Viewing Hours Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Viewing Hours Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Memorial and Prayer Service Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Prayer Service and Funeral Thursday, January 30, 2020

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