Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


Peter Scheele

December 18, 1926October 2, 2019

Peter Scheele (December 18, 1926 – October 2, 2019) Stephen "Peter" Scheele of Scituate, formerly of Wollaston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 2, 2019, at the age of 92. Peter was the loving husband of the late Ann (Marnon) Scheele. Peter was the son of the late George and Sarah Scheele. He was born in Boston and attended Boston English High School. He worked as an accountant for Summit Wool Company, Quincy City Hospital and the MBTA. He continued doing taxes for family and friends well into his eighties. Peter was known for his sense of humor, his love of the Red Sox, spending evenings playing cribbage with a good whiskey sour, and his joy in playing golf and bowling. We will never forget his Hole-in-One at Widow’s Walk Golf Course or his celebrated "406" in candlepin bowling. More than anything, Peter will be remembered for his steadfast love of Ann and his family. Together, they raised six children, traveled the world and enjoyed looking out at the ocean from their home on Peggotty Beach. In their retirement years, Ann and Peter enjoyed camping, traveling, and their annual trip to Aruba together. Peter was the devoted father of Beth Barbadoro and her husband Paul, Stephen P. Scheele, Jr. and his wife Kemi, Andrew Scheele, Matthew Scheele, Sarah (“Sally”) Sample and her husband Michael, and Gerald Scheele. He was the loving father-in-law of Marilyn Scheele Marchiel, and the cherished brother of the late George Scheele, Winifred Moran and JoAnn Gilbert. Peter was the beloved grandfather of Theresa Koppanati and her husband Munil, Michael Barbadoro, Carolyn Wacker and her wife Stefanie, Abigail Scheele, and Bobby Sample, and the loving great grandfather of Jay and Arya Koppanati and Avery and Austin Wacker. Peter is also survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. He will also be dearly missed by Georgie the goldendoodle, who has been his constant companion for the past two years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours and a funeral service at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA 02066 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate. Those wishing to make a donation in Peter’s memory may contribute to Road to Responsibility, Inc., 1831 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050-4904 (roadtoresponsibility.org).


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Home Service Sunday, October 6, 2019


Peter Scheele

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Taffy Nothnagle

October 13, 2019

To all of Peter and Ann's children, I hope you will continue to celebrate the wonderful parents they were. Peter was always supportive and so much fun. All the Special Olympics athletes loved him - he'd say just picture my face in the middle of that bowling alley and smash it! You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and we know you will take good care of Gerald.
Taffy Nothnagle

Kevin McElaney

October 7, 2019

I know I speak for the entire McElaney family of Wollaston Hill when I say that Peter, Ann and the entire Scheele family were truly wonderful people who made our move from Philadelphia so much easier in 1971. We were lucky to have such great neighbors. Peter always went out of his way to be friendly, and was always there with a helping hand. I am grateful to have known him.

Kevin McElaney

Catherine Kitty Neville Koran

October 3, 2019

All the great times camping -even when you guys let Beth and I sleep in the back of the station wagon when there were escaped convicts roaming the Cape- and the fairs, elephant ears, and swimming at Peggity Beach. Will miss you!

Susan DeMasi

October 2, 2019

Scheele Family,
So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a family friend along with your mom from the “Hill”
My thoughts & prayers are with you all🙏

Suzette DiTonno

October 2, 2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Peter. I will always hold fond memories of our trip to Alabama with Aunt Ann to say goodbye to Betty Rae.