Rye, NH – Peter Gordon Gragg a poet, author of short stories and plays, photographer, videoist, artist and craftsman, of Rye and former long-time resident of Arlington, MA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at EvoLve Senior Living in Rye.
Raised in Lexington, MA, Peter attended Belmont Hill School, Swarthmore, Harvard, and deCordova Museum art program. He served in the U.S. National Guard and taught mathematics in Sharon, MA and at Milton Academy. Later, he worked for many years at the Boston Public Library for the Boston Library Consortium and was active at the Arlington Center for the Arts. His “Roots of Arlington” video series and others can be viewed on YouTube under videos by Peter Gordon.
He is survived by his niece, Anne Gragg; his nephews, Charles I. Gragg III, Douglas Gragg, and Edwin Gragg; several great-nieces and great-nephews; dear friends, Phyllis deFano, David Byer, Ellen Bennett and Bridget Rawding and a niece and nephew-by-choice, Liz Byer and Dan Byer.
He was predeceased by his mother, Mabel Taylor; his father, Charles Insco Gragg, Sr., and his brother, Charles I. Gragg, Jr.
Peter was a friend, a talented writer and artist (as both Peter Gordon and Green Griffin), and a unique character. He will forever be remembered as “Peterish” in our hearts.
Peter was well taken care of in his final days by EvoLve Senior Living and Beacon Hospice.
A celebration of his life will be held at The Library Restaurant at 401 State Street in Portsmouth on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00-4:00. Friends and family are welcome to join us.
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