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Philip St. Peter

February 26, 1934 — April 3, 2024


After a full and rewarding life, Philip St. Peter, age 90 passed away on April 3, 2024 at the Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle.  He was born in Caribou, the third of eight children to Patrick and Laura (Paradis) St. Peter.

Phil was educated in the Caribou School system graduating in the class of 1952.  He furthered his education graduating from Coyne electrical School in Chicago, Ill.

A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the U.S. Navy ‘Seabees’.  He also served with Maine Army National Guard.

Prior to his military service, he worked as a lineman for Maine Public Service Company.  He spent over forty years with Patrick St. Peter and Sons, Inc., serving as President for thirty five years.  In 1975, with his brother Paul formed Vaughn Realty, Inc., constructed two commercial office buildings, purchased the former Hotel Caribou, converting it to an office building now known as ‘One Vaughn Place’.  He also constructed two commercial buildings with Hugh Kirkpatrick.  All of the above buildings were mostly part of the Urban Renewal Redevelopment Project.

He was the original President of Rose Acres, Inc., a not for profit Corporation, consisting of sixty-six subsidized apartments for seniors.  In 1980 he was awarded the Caribou Chamber of Commerce Community Development Award.

He held State of Maine Licenses as Master Plumber, Electrician, Oil Burner and Solid Fuels.  He was a member of the Maine Association Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors, and 1974 was selected as ‘Man of the Year Award’.  He served on the Cary Medical Center Board of Directors and a Board Member and Chairman of the Hospital District, Library Board and Recreation Commission.  He was also past President of the Caribou Jaycees.  He served as Past Chairman of the Helen P. Knight School and The Adult Multiple Alternative Center.

Phil was appointed by Governor Angus King to two terms on the Loring Development Authority serving nine years with two as Chairman.  He also serviced forty two years, including five years as Chairman of the Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan Association Board of Directors.  After serving two years as Chairman of SCORE Chapter 312, Aroostook County, Chapter was voted ‘Best in the State’, and ‘Fifth best in the Nation’. Phil took pride in mentoring his family in their own successful business ventures.

As a collector and restorer of tractors, he was a member of the Northern Maine Antique Club. An avid reader, he was an amateur Civil War History Buff and taught a course on that war for the SAGE Program at UMPI.  As a lifelong member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church he served on the Parish Council, was Chairman of the Finance & Administration Committee and Co-Chairman of the yearlong Centennial Celebration.

He was a Coach and Manager of Caribou Little League and Senior League Baseball.  He and Janice were proud of their six grandsons who played soccer, basketball, and baseball and travelled from Gorham to Fort Kent as their number one fans.

He was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Rebecca, brothers Donald and Paul and his sisters Anne Murphy and Patricia Curry.

He is survived by his wife, best friend and partner Janice (Hale) St. Peter, daughter Katherine (Curt) Anderson, son Clinton (Brenda) St. Peter, son Todd (Amy) St. Peter. Proud Grandfather of Kyle (Samara) Anderson, Cameron (Alivia) Anderson, Philip II (Karie) St. Peter, Stephen (Dayna) St. Peter, Melinda (Chase) Labbe, Sidney (Delaney) St. Peter, Bruce (Hannah) St. Peter, Alison and Anna St. Peter. He survived by special great grandchildren Lincoln and Hudson Anderson, Mackenzie, Harrison and Thomas St. Peter, Blake and Calvin St. Peter and Teagyn and Todd St. Peter. He is also survived by sister Claire Randolph of Caribou, and brothers David (Vickie) St. Peter, of Madawaska Lake, Alan (Kathy) St. Peter of Woodland.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 6-8 p.m. at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 34 Vaughn Street, Caribou.

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