Peter Thomas - Obituary

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Peter M. Thoma, 74, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Bethlehem, N.H. Peter was born in Fitchburg, Mass., the son of Fred and Magda (Gminder) Thoma.

He graduated from Fitchburg High School class of 1955. From there he attended North Carolina State College of Agricultural and Textiles. He graduated in 1959 with a degree in Textile Engineering. He completed a ROTC program and entered the U.S. Army. He served in Korea and he was discharged as a Captain. He worked in Connecticut for Belding Corticellie and later transferred to Montreal where he met and married his loving wife. From there they went to New York City where Peter worked for Phillips Fibers. His real love was financing. He later moved to New Hampshire and worked in St. Johnsbury and North Conway for Robert C. Carr. He opened his own office in North Conway working for Oppenheimer retiring in 1995. He loved skiing but most of all he loved his trips to Switzerland with his wife Maureen where they enjoyed many hikes together. He was predeceased by his daughter Jennie Thoma in 1978.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Maureen (Crowther) Thoma, Bethlehem; a daughter Heidi Bergeron and husband Brian, Reading, Mass.; two grandchildren: Adam and Caitlin Bergeron; three brothers: Hans Thoma, Hardwick, Mass., Martin Thoma, Rye, N.H., and Christopher Thoma, Easton, N.H.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately at this time. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Sunnyside Cemetery, in Sugar Hill. Donations may be made in Peter's memory to North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561 or David's House, P.O. Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766.

The Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel has the privilege of these arrangements. Those who wish to offer their condolences to the family may visit


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