Peter A Zucks

December 1, 1940November 20, 2018

Peter Alphonse Zucks, 77 went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 20th.

He was born to the late Alphonse and Charlotte Zucks on December 1st, 1940 in White Plains, NY. He had one brother, Stephen M. Zucks who passed away in 2001.

He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY and attended Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT where he majored in chemistry and minored in mathematics and German. He lived in Hartford, CT and worked as a forensic chemist for the state of Connecticut. His most notable work was published in chemistry journals. He eventually moved to his family home in Niantic, CT where he retired and lived out his years doing the things he loved.

He was an avid sports and Yankees fan and a devout Catholic. He was an active member of Saint Agnes Church in Niantic, CT and a member of the Pine Grove Association in CT. Some of his other favorite pastimes included: growing hot peppers and cherry tomatoes, reading, golfing, walking, crabbing, clamming, dog races, tracking the stock market and watching basketball and baseball. He enjoyed a quiet life and was a brilliant, humble and generous man of deep faith.

He is survived by his longtime, dear and closet friend John McKiernan; his sister-in-law and wife of the late Stephen M. Zucks, Joan K. Zucks; his nieces and nephew, Stephanie M. Ziegler (Jon) of PA, Kimberly A. Allan (Brian) of VA, Tiffany L. Rhodes (Nolan) of NH, Justin M. Zucks of PA and Courteney E. Zucks of VA, as well as 8 great nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.

We would like to thank New England Hospice for their exceptional care during Pete's last days. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations go to New England Hospice and the Alzheimer's Association.

A viewing will be held at 9am on Saturday, November 24th at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service in New London, CT. A funeral mass will follow at 10am at Saint Agnes Church in Niantic, CT. Following the funeral mass, Pete will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Niantic, CT. All are welcome.

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  • Calling Hours Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, November 24, 2018

Peter A Zucks

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Mickey (Stephens ) gordon

November 30, 2018

I remember summers in Pine Grove, with you and your brother Steve ..field day, the movies in the play ground, and the swimming races.Our parents were friends.(Joan and Harmon Stephens)

Carolyn Harper

November 22, 2018

I did not know Peter Zucks, but I am related to relations of his: The Vasey women. Janet Vasey Lebby of Hawyard, CA, Lois Vasey Lemire of Hayward, CA, and Ann Vasey Crowder of Jacksonville, FL. My husband and I met Steve, and Joan, and two of their girls when we shared Christmas holidays at the Lebby house in Hayward when we lived in San Francisco (up until 1994.)
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Zucks passing.
Peter Zucks attended Fairfield University in the town of Fairfield, CT where I, and my siblings grew up.
My maiden name is Young. Youngest daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Roboc Young formerly of Fairfield, CT.