Peter Kevin Toye

June 18, 1964July 7, 2020

The Toye Family sadly announces the death of their brother, Peter Kevin Toye. Peter died of complications of cancer treatments on July 7, 2020 in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Peter was born on June 18, 1964, grew up in Woburn and joined the U.S. Air Force upon his high school graduation. He rose to the rank of Sergeant in the avionics field and traveled the world. Hisfavorite location was Germany so he could ski and then travel to the Alps to ski some more. At the time of his death, he was working on Cape Cod as a finish carpenter. Carpentry was his calling – his insistence on perfection and a job very well done were hishallmarks.

Peter is survived by his family: Susan Toye Ferguson, Portland, ME (Richard B. Ferguson, Richmond, VA), Lawrence and Sarah Toye, Burlington, MA, Elaine Mesmer (the late Martin J. Mesmer), Ashburn,VA and Robert and Lorene Toye, Newburyport MA. His nieces and nephews are Bethany Toye O’Regan (Keith), Marc Mesmer (Elizabeth Clapp), Catherine Mesmer (Wesley Caparrato), Carolyn Toye-Roesch (Benjamin) and Cameron Toye. He is also survived by a great nieceand four great nephews and his aunt, Mrs. Patricia Galvin of Lexington along with 25 first cousins on both sides of the family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles L. Toye of Woburn and Mary Toye Whelan and his stepfather, Thomas M. Whelan, both of Marstons Mills, MA. His grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. JohnJ. Galvin of Arlington, MA.

The family would like to especially thank his life-long friend, Dennis Mills, who is the very definition of the word friend.

Due to COVID restrictions the family will have a military memorial service when guidelines are less restrictive, followed by a celebration of his life at the Kettle Ho in Cotuit.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wreaths Across America, a project he was involved with for many years. For more information, please go to:


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Cheryl Taylor

April 16, 2021

RIP Peter. We had a lot of fun in high school - you, me and Peter Chot were inseparable. So many funny memories. Love you and miss you.

Larry Hopkins

July 17, 2020

Many great memories with Pete over 30 years ago as a young Airman stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Pete was great Airman, a pleasure to be around and always seemed to keep things interesting. Wish our paths could have crossed at least one more time! God bless you, fly high, and rest in peace my friend. Our paths will definitely cross again!

Dave and Lee Dunbar

July 16, 2020

We both so enjoyed knowing Pete... his wry sense of humor, love for his niece and the wee dog and a cold Kettle Ho beer. He was a kind and thoughtful friend and he was not afraid of a hard days work. " May the wind be always at your back"... the seas be calm and the lobsters plentiful. Rest in peace,dear friend.

Kelly and Kevin Cooke

July 14, 2020

We will miss Pete’s grin, humor, peanut brittle, and friendship. Rest In Peace Pete. Xo

Steven Sallese

July 10, 2020

My condolences to the family.
Peter was always and will always be one of my best friends.
He had a spirit about him that made people enjoy being around him.

We shared our youth together and grew from boys to men during our military service.

The news of Peters passing was truly sad.
I’ll always remember our shared love for Rock and Roll ,Home Town Sports and especially how Peter could recite
so many songs verbatim.

July 7 will always be the day the Music died.

RIP Brother.
I’ll never forget you.
aka SPAS/ The Dumb Ginny