Peter Gaveras

Peter Gaveras, 62, of Foxboro, Massachusetts passed away, Tuesday, December
4th, 2018 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA. Born September
10th, 1956 in Chicago Illinois to parents Helen and George Gaveras. Peter
received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1978 and received his J.D. and
L.L.M. from Depaul University Law School in 1983 and 1988 respectively.
Additionally, Peter spoke Greek, Swedish, and German. He also enjoyed cooking,
visiting family in Greece, spending time with and competing in dog shows with
his dogs Scout and Obi.

Peter was a beloved husband to Mary Merriam and loving father of Eleni and Lee
Gaveras; brother of Stacey (Pierre) Sauvageau and Kathy (George) Londos; uncle of Elisabeth,
Eleni and George Sauvageau and Demetra Londos; stepfather of Robin and Scott
Merriam; step-grandfather of Sylvan Haggis and Gwen and Emma Sorrel.

A memorial service for Peter will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the home of Kathy and George Londos. Family and friends are invited to attend and visit with family from 4-8p.m. at 2012 Burr Oak Drive East, Glenview, Illinois 60025

In lieu of flowers donations may be made online at Peter’s memorial page to MSPCA/Angell at:

“I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering what it is going to be
like. …I look upon time as no more than idea and I consider eternity as another
possibility.” When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver


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14 Condolences

  1. Dana Morelli Catalano on December 12, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Stacey, Kathy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hugs to you both.


    Dana Morelli Catalano

  2. Karen Kerbis on December 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I will always remember Peter as young and fun.

    I was so impressed by him, and how smart he was, and just thought he was so cool!

    Wherever he is, I know he’s shaking things up.

    I’m really so sorry you have lost him.

  3. Deane Goltermann on December 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    To everyone I got to meet through Pete, I remember your faces and places in his life. Let’s remember him together in this way.

    Wishing you well, especially Kathy and Tracey. I’ll remember him from those days.

  4. Judith Weinstock on December 14, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Peter when he purchased Obi, the brother of my Weimaraner Phoebe. Getting a dog to it’s championship was on both of our bucket lists, and he was so proud of that accomplishment.

    The world has lost a special man. Peter was so intelligent, so insightful and funny. He had a knack for conversation.
    Rest In Peace, my friend.

  5. Lucia Alleruzzo on December 15, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    To everyone who knew Pete, I offer my sincerest, most heart-felt condolences. I have known Pete since we were 5 years old, as kindergartners together at Sayre School in Chicago. The last time I saw Pete we were at a Loop restaurant, sharing lunch with one of his friends from college, and co-hockey player Larry E., and it was so wonderful to engage in conversation with Pete! He was, indeed, a brilliant man, an extremely well read, well educated person; he was fun and funny, creative, caring and kind, and I will keep his memory forever in my heart. I am greatly saddened to know of his passing, but I also believe that his soul is now free to be the beautiful spirit that he carried inside him always. Fly free, Pete.

  6. Roula Theotokatos on December 16, 2018 at 12:06 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, hopefully Peter is in a better peaceful place!! May his memory be internal

  7. Roula Theotokatos on December 16, 2018 at 12:19 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, hopefully Peter is in a better peaceful place!! May his memory be eternal!!

  8. Linda Tortorich Peralta on December 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Dear Stacey, Kathy and your family,
    I am very sorry for your loss of Peter.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.May God watch over you through this difficult time.
    Love your friend
    Linda Tortorich Peralta

  9. Larry Grumer on December 16, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    We skated and laughed, ate and drank. Bared our souls. Enjoyed the sun and surf. Loved our families and friends. Never have I known anyone as brilliant as Peter. His wisdom insight and perspective were delivered with great conversation and depth of detail and was thoroughly enjoyed. There was always kindness, joy and patience, giving and sharing from Peter that will be terribly missed. My heart goes out to Eleni, Lee and Mary in losing such a wonderful father and husband and to all of Peter’s friends and family that I got to know and know of. I wished we all had more time with Peter, but know the time we did have with our friend was real, from the heart and mutually connected. Love, Larry

  10. Peggy Martino on December 18, 2018 at 1:21 am

    My condolences to the Gaveras Family. This was sad news to receive. I only just heard about it yesterday ( the 16th ) or I would have tried to be at the memorial. * I went to grammar school with Pete. We were in the same class most of those 8 years. * There were 2 reunions held for our group these past 10 years and through FB we all stayed in contact after that. Pete was always intelligent, we all knew that…but he was kind as well, always willing to help and go the extra step. He had a listening ear because he had the right kind of heart, that cares. He had a very interesting, almost ‘wicked’ sense of humor, with a strong wit. He was a good man and I am sorry that he was taken so young. Truly sorry for his loss

  11. Donna Broccolino on December 18, 2018 at 4:10 am

    My condolences to the Family. I am very saddened to receive this news and sorry that I didn’t know sooner as I would have liked to have gone to the service. Pete and I went all through grade school together and shared lots of fun times. He took me on my first date in 8 th grade ( of course we really didn’t consider it a date at that age) but I was an avid fan of Luis Aparicio, the short stop for the Sox and Pete got tickets for Luis Aparicio Day! That’s the kind of person he was! I will never forget that day. My heart aches for the loss of my childhood friend.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  12. Robert A ( Bobby) Fecarotta on December 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Very Sad to hear of this loss to a grade school friend from Sayre School.i found out on 12-18. or i would of attended the service. Rest in Peace my Friend

  13. Dennis Coyne on January 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Peter’s family. As I live in France I had not received word of Peter’s passing until after the New Year. We were roommates during his years at Northwestern and traveled together to Greece. Peter was a good friend as well as a passionate human being. I will always hold his memory with great care in my heart. I feel honored to have known him. Dennis Coyne

  14. Jeffery Arnier on January 4, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I met Peter the first day of contracts class at DePaul Law in 1979. We just happened to sit next to each other. We were friends from that day on. That was Peter. He was one of the most influential people in my life and I miss him greatly. RIP Peter.

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