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Peter C. Rea RANDOLPH CENTER - Peter C. Rea, 77, of Randolph Center, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2018, at Menig Extended Care in Randolph Center. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, in Melrose, Massachusetts, the son of Herbert and Rosamond (Ayers) Rea. He lived in Africa, Indochina, Saigon, China, the Phillipines and Singapore. He graduated from Northfield High School. Peter served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Peter was then deployed to Byrd Station in Antarctica where he flew the first Vermont flag over the South Pole. It was then flown over the Capitol in Montpelier. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring after 22 years as Master Chief Engineer in 1980. He then served in the Merchant Marines until retiring in 1997. Peter was married to Solange Boutin in Graniteville on Nov. 25, 1967. They moved to Randolph Center in 1983. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Naval Reserve and the Chief Petty Officers Association of the U.S. Coast Guard. Peter enjoyed hunting and being in the out-of-doors. Survivors include his wife, Solange Rea, of Randolph Center; son, Paul H. Rea and wife Karen, of Randolph Center; daughter, Tammy L. Rea-Farmer and husband Roger, of Randolph Center; brother, Andrew Rea, of North Carolina; five grandchildren Hannah, Sara, Logan, Mikaela and Ethan; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers David & John Rea. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph, with Rev. Kimberly McKerley officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Spring in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. Contributions in his memory may be made to Bethany United Church of Christ, 30 North Main St., Randolph, VT 05060; or to the Randolph American Legion Post #9. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com.

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