Peter W. Stanley

April 18, 1928May 23, 2018

Stanley, Peter, W. - Age 90, of Scituate and Marshfield, passed peacefully on May 23, 2018. Peter was the first son of Gordon and Isabelle Stanley. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Davies) Stanley until her passing in May 2017. He was born in Providence, RI on April 18th,1928 and grew up in Waban, MA. He graduated from Vermont Academy then served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Dartmouth College and began his 30 year career as an executive at New England Telephone Co. in 1952.

Peter was an expert skier and enjoyed sailing, golfing, and tennis. He was a long time member of Hatherly Country Club in Scituate, MA. He was an active member of First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate for over 50 years. In retirement, he was involved with the Telephone Pioneers and the Scituate Etrusco Assoc.

Peter is survived by his 3 loving sons. David M. Stanley, of Saint Paul, MN, Mark P. Stanley and his wife Dianne of Scituate, MA, and Jon D. Stanley of Tewksbury MA. He is also survived by his beloved sister, Polly (Stanley) and her husband Dick Kneiss of Chipley, FL. He was also survived by R. Leslie Stanley, sister-in-law of Yarmouth ME and Amelia Island Plantation, FL and Dirck Harrison, brother-in-law of Queensbury, NY. He was the proud Grampy of 7 grandchildren and 1 great grand daughter. He was predeceased by his brother, David G. Stanley of Yarmouth ME and Amelia Island Plantation, FL in 2017.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the Stanley family all services will be private. To leave an online condolence, story or message, please visit the online guestbook at


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Robert Sheehan

September 3, 2018

I reconnected with Pete on the phone a year ago. So glad I did. He was a key mentor for me at New England Telephone. At the Bell System Breakup in 1983 he requested I remain with NET rather than go to AT&T as I had requested. Smart man! Then he arranged my return to Boston in 1985 after I took a job in NYC with NYNEX. So considerate! He supported my career in every way. Thank you, Pete! I have several pictures of Pete & me from back in the day if the family is interested. Eternally grateful!

June & Bert Hombergen

May 26, 2018

To the family of Jean & Peter Stanley,

We were neighbors and dear friends for many years, and saw our children grow up together in Scituate, as well as our animals!
The Stanleys even had our wedding reception at their home, which was very kind and thoughtful!
Our annual restaurant gathering was very important to keep in touch and the photos tell the story!
Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to the family as they grieve once more. We pray for peace
and consolation to all.
With love,
June & Bert Hombergen