Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT


Peter F. Miller

January 26, 1950November 21, 2019

Peter Freeland Miller, son of the late Alan Baldwin Miller and Betty Jane Miller, was born on January 26, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut. He attended and graduated from Saint Luke’s School and completed his higher education at Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in English Literature and minor in Psychology. Peter’s lifelong love of fishing started at an early age when he spent countless hours fishing with his father and brothers. After different careers including working for a hatchery in Idaho and being a lobsterman in Connecticut, he purchased a bait and tackle shop in Stamford that he aptly named, “Pete’s Place Bait & Tackle”. The residents of Stamford and the surrounding areas came to him for advice on fishing spots and techniques, as well as to listen to his many stories. He was well-known for his many “fish tales”. Peter encouraged the success of his fisherman colleagues and made sure to take a Polaroid photo of everyone’s catches to display on his walls in the bait shop. Peter quietly passed away on November 21, 2019 after a long, well-fought battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his brothers Stephen Miller and Douglas Miller.

Peter’s life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: Peter Miller of Ellsworth, Maine, Hannah Miller of Thomasville, Georgia, Johnathan Miller of Honolulu, Hawaii, Julia Miller of Thomasville, Georgia, Stephen Miller of Quitman, Georgia, and Sarah Miller of Quitman, Georgia; brother Christopher Miller of Pound Ridge, New York; sister-in-law Allison Miller; nieces Whitney Miller and Madeline Miller; nephew Braden Miller; great nephew Luca Miller; and finally the love of his life, Silvia Burrowes.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 1pm- 3pm at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, November 30, 2019


Peter F. Miller

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Berta St John

November 29, 2019

Peter was a charismatic but righteous man....He was loved by many and he will missed by many....Great story teller.... I’m sure God is going to enjoy his company....Peter , It was an honor to meet you...So long Buddy....

Esperanza Martinez

November 28, 2019

You were the nicest person I have ever met. All your grief and pain is over and you are in a better place. You will never be forgotten my friend

Enory Taveras

November 28, 2019

Thank you for all the wonderful memories we created together. Thank you for loving Jonathan and Isabella the way you did. You will forever live on in our hearts and minds. You will be missed my friend. Sleep in Peace.


Brittany Heath

November 27, 2019

Allan and I will miss our double dates with you and Mrs. Silvia. We had a lot of great gatherings. Thank you Peter for being a kind and welcoming friend. You were never hesitant to give words of encouragement or share your wisdom.

Sarah Miller

November 27, 2019

I miss you so much and I love you even more. Thank you for being the best dad ever and giving me the love for fishing. It was my favorite thing to do with you as a kid. ❤️

Hannah Miller

November 27, 2019

Thank you for being the best dad even when I wasn’t the best daughter. I’ll love you forever, daddy.

Silvia Burrowes

November 27, 2019

My love thank you for the wonderful eight years. You will forever live in my heart. Rest In Peace PaPa❤️❤️ I love you