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Peter Frederick Trow
January 12, 2022


Peter Frederick Trow, 69, of Mattapoisett died peacefully on January 12, 2022 surrounded by his family at Brigham and Women's Hospital following a sudden onset of complications from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Amy (Fistori) Trow, his cherished daughter, Grace (Trow) Potter and her husband Chet of Mattapoisett. He is survived by his sister Deborah (Trow) Dunklee and her husband Lester and his brother Mark Trow and his wife Tonya. Peter was also the son-in-law of Nancy and the late Paul Fistori and brother-in-law of Anne and the late John Langlois, Meg and Randy Spence, Paul and Erin Fistori, and John and Christine Fistori. He was the proud uncle of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Born in Cambridge, MA, Peter was a son of the late Granville Trow and Betty (Davis) Trow.
He attended UMass Amherst on a full basketball scholarship and graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. During his time at UMass he played and coached professional basketball in Europe. Peter's successful career in scientific product sales culminated in his position as a Vice President at VWR International until his retirement in 2018. Peter was inducted into the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Peter was an avid sailor, kayaker, cyclist, swimmer, and pickle ball player. He always looked forward to Thursday night outings with "the basketball guys". He enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends on the patio he designed at his lifelong home in Mattapoisett.

A wake will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals in Mattapoisett from 3-7 pm. Masks are required for visiting hours. A celebration of Peter's life will be held in late spring 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Peter.

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home
50 County Road, Route 6
Mattapoisett, MA 02739