Robert F. St. Peter

St. Peter, RobertWEST SPRINGFIELD – Robert Francis St. Peter, 86, passed away quietly on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Renaissance Manor after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Robert was one of eight children born in Springfield to Edward St. Peter of Palmer, MA and Anna Andreis of France.
Robert served his country proudly during WWII with the U.S. Marines. Upon return from active duty he became the owner and operator of St. Peter’s Electric of West Springfield. He operated his own business for over thirty years and after selling it went on to work at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. He also owned the Brass Rail in Southwick. Robert was always willing to help and serve others. He was a man who loved his family, an avid Red Sox’s fan and his personality was one of his own. Robert was also a member of the VFW of W. Springfield and Past Commander of the American Legion of Southwick.
Robert leaves his loving wife of 12 years, Violet Haseltine-Presz and three children; sons, Robert F. St. Peter Jr. and Stephen St. Peter; daughter, Suzanne Bergeron and her husband Marc; sister, Carole King and six grandchildren; Sara St. Peter, Madeline Denoncourt and her husband Marc, Stephen St. Peter Jr., Martha Bergeron, Matthew St. Peter and Brendan St. Peter; stepsons, Stephen Presz and Michael Presz; stepdaughter, Linda Presz. He is predeceased by his parents and his wives Madeline Marie Liquori and Dolores Ann Tyrrell; two brothers, Edward and Albert St. Peter; four sisters, Lucille, Dorothy Harlembakis, Jeanette Spangolo and Alice Stebbins; stepdaughter, Debra McHugh.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, July 17, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 18 beginning at the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 1103 Springfield Street, Feeding Hills. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, W. Springfield, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or For more information please visit:

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