Peter Garrett

Published: November 06, 2018 at 03:16 pm


Peter Crawford Garrett, 82, formerly of Newtown, died October 25, at his home in Southbury. Born in New York City, May 26, 1936, he was the son of the late Robert Garrett and the late Mora (MacLachlan) Garrett.

His loving wife of 57 years, Ruth (Cogswell) Garrett; his sons, Scott and his wife, Emily, of Westbrook, Maine, and Jonathan and his wife, Annmarie, of Northford, Conn.; and five adoring grandchildren, Emma, Jillian, Cameron, Leah, and Avery, survive him.

His brother, Donald C. Garrett, predeceased him.

Raised in Hingham, Mass., Mr Garrett graduated from Mount Hermon School in Gill, Mass., and Trinity College in Hartford.

He enjoyed an extensive, successful career as a marketing executive with varied companies over a span of 40 years. He honorably served in the US Navy. Mr Garrett was a long-term, active parishioner at Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown. He loved being, and devoting his time as, Assistant Chaplain at Masonicare Newtown for many years. He was a member of the Hiram Lodge No. 18 in Sandy Hook.

Mr Garrett was known as a gentle, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. His grandchildren will remember the many fun times playing school with “Poppa” as their teacher.

He enjoyed golf, tennis, gardening, and faithfully rooting for his New York Yankees. One of his greatest joys was traveling the world with his wife and family. More than anything else, though, he loved his family, and his devotion to them will live forever in their hearts.

The family thanks the many caregivers at Always Best Care for the loving care they provided Mr Garrett.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will take place Saturday, November 17, at 1 pm, in Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown, followed by Committal in Trinity’s Memorial Garden. A reception will also follow in Trinity’s Glover Community Room.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at

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