IN MEMORIAM: Peter Norton Lord

by Jane Ahrens

Peter Norton Lord died November 19, 2017, at home in Vero Beach, FL after a brief battle with Mesothelioma. He was the beloved husband of Lyn Lord, adored father of Marjorie Wages and Barbara Romero, father-in-law to Brian Wages and Gregory Romero and grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren. He also leaves a dear sister, Jane Andrews.

He graduated from St. Paul’s School, Princeton University and University of Chicago Business School and was a Naval Communications Officer on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Behar during the Vietnam war.

Peter was President of Kirk Eastern, a family owned steel fabricating company in Gardner, MA. He lived in Weston, MA for many years. He was an avid curler, was part of various charitable boards when he lived in Tuxedo Park, NY and had been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Golden Ball Tavern in Weston.

He grew up coming to Fishers Island with his parents Barbara and Pete and his sisters Pauline and Jane from the 1940s and into the 1970s. Peter then departed for a hiatus of many years, returning to enjoy this place he loved with his wife Lyn, and his children and eventually his grandchildren. He commuted regularly to Fishers for long weekends during the summer and was able to spend the whole summer on Fishers for the last couple of years. They now live on Shingle Hill in what was the Talbot house – and the Oswald Lord family house before that! He enjoyed the Fishers golf courses well into last summer, playing his last round of 18 holes in late July.

A gracious and kind man, a gentleman in every way, he will be missed by his family and many friends. Funeral arrangements are private. A Memorial Service will be held for Peter on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fishers Island, NY, with a reception following.

Donations in his memory can be sent to the Fishers Island Sea Stretcher.

Originally published in The Boston Globe on January 14, 2018, and modified for June 19, 2018.

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