Peter Dennison Hay

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South Portland, ME

Peter Dennison Hay 1937 - 2018 SOUTH PORTLAND - Peter Dennison Hay, 81, of South Portland, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers, Fla., on Nov. 30, 2018, with his daughters by his side. Peter was born in Portland, on Aug. 9, 1937, the son of John and Effie (Knowlton) Hay of Westbrook, where he was raised. He later attended Kents Hill School in Readfield where he was a star athlete and student leader.Peter continued his education at the University of Maine - where he earned both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Education. Peter spent his career in the Scarborough school system teaching social studies and later serving as the assistant principal for over twenty 20 years. After retirement, it was rewarding for him to run into former students who often told him what a positive impact he'd made in their lives. Peter then worked for LL Bean as a customer service representative. He developed a love of the outdoors during summers spent at Camp Kawanhee in Weld and remained an avid outdoorsman throughout his life. His happiest days were spent upta camp at Shin Pond. His friends would tell you he always had a story to tell, a joke to share, and an infectious smile to give.Peter was predeceased in June by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Leacy Hay. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Hay Clevenger (H. Michael) of Fort Myers, Fla., and Sharon Hay of Jamestown, R.I. He was Papa to two grandchildren, Elizabeth Godley Esposito (Tyler) and Peter Godley both of Fort Myers, Fla. He had the joy of becoming a great-grandfather to Tucker Esposito and happily celebrated his first birthday this November. He also leaves three sisters, Deborah Bird of Gorham, Dorcas Hurd of Westminster, Mass., and Tabitha Fournier (Steve) of Johns Island, S.C.; along with several nieces and nephews.Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A visiting hour will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., with a service beginning at noon. A reception will follow on site. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the , or a local charity of your choice.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 9, 2018
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