Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Peter John MacLean

December 12, 1953July 7, 2019

Peter John MacLean, of South Dennis, MA, was born on December 12, 1953 to Alexander and Barbara (Phelan) MacLean. He passed away on July 7, 2019 surrounded by his family after a 4 year battle against glioblastoma. Peter remained optimistic throughout this journey and touched all those he met along the way. He was born in Boston and lived in Belmont, MA before moving to and being raised in Westport, CT.

Peter was a bartender for many years at The Black Duck Café before becoming a finish carpenter.

He married Mary (Johnson) with whom they raised their 2 beautiful daughters, Kelly and Brooke in Fairfield, CT and then fulfilled a dream of moving to Cape Cod for his next chapter.

Peter worked for Shepley Wood Products until his diagnosis. He remained positive and stayed busy at the Livestrong Program at the Cape Cod Y, and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity Restore.

He loved the Red Sox, Cape Cod Baseball League, boating, cars, dinners at the beach but above all else, loved spending time with his family.

Peter is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary of South Dennis, MA and his daughters Kelly of Newton, MA and Brooke of Portland, ME. In addition, he is survived by his sister Marcia McLeod and her husband David; brothers Joe MacLean; Sandy MacLean and his wife Jill. Peter was also close to his in-laws Joyce and Brian Zukauskas, Paul Johnson and Peter and Carol Johnson as well as his many nieces and nephews. Peter shared a close bond with his father-in-law Matthew Johnson of Yarmouth Port, MA.

A Mass will be held for Peter at 10 am on Saturday, July 13th at St Anthony of Padua Church, 149 S. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, followed by a gathering to honor Peter's life at the Gaelic American Club at 74 Beach Road, Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org/support. For online condolences please visit www.doanebealamesdennis.com


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life (following Mass) Saturday, July 13, 2019


Peter John MacLean

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Marcia Morse

July 12, 2019

Dear Mary and beloved family,
It is with great sadness that I read of Peter's illness and passing.
I loved knowing and working with Peter at Polhemus Savery DaSilva. He was the essence of calm and professionalism, and I enjoyed his friendship so much.
My heart is with you all that he loved so much.

Very sincerely,
Marcia Morse

Donna Hartnett

July 11, 2019

Peter will be truly missed by the entire staff and volunteers at the Yarmouth Habitat Restore. I made sure when he was volunteering to bake his favorite bread. He would always stick his head in my office with a big smile and tell me it was great. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family and we will always remember him as such an awesome guy.

Shaun Amberg

July 10, 2019

Dear Mary, Kelly, and Brooke,
We were so saddened to hear about Peter passing away. He was such a wonderful guy. He was a big Teddy bear who was loved by everyone. I can’t imagine how you prepare for this but I know you were all with him and that he loved you all so much!! He was a wonderful father and so proud of Kelly and Brooke. Mary I know he adored you so much. We have missed you since you left Beaumont, but am glad you are having his service back in Fairfield. Unfortunately we will be away so we are unable to attend. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do please don’t hesitate to ask. Big hugs to you all. God bless you. Xxoo Shaun, Bob,Chris, Courtney, and Caroline Amberg