Peter Ardagna

April 20th, 2020

Peter Ardagna, age 89, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 18, 2020.

Peter was the beloved husband of the late Anne L. (O’Meara) Ardagna, devoted father of Peter L. Ardagna & his wife Nancy of Hampstead, NH, Dianne Anciello & her husband John of Andover, Joanne Spinale & her husband John of Billerica and Linda Moore & her husband James of Denver, CO, loving “Papa” of  Melissa Tucker, Thomas King & his wife Kristi, Leah Anciello & her husband Matthew Davidge, the late Jeffrey King, Michael Anciello, Kimberly Spinale and Matthew Spinale, great-grandfather of Thomas Peter King, cherished son of the late Bartholmeo and Josephine (Catalanotto) Ardagna.

Peter took great interest in repairing cars which led him to become an auto mechanic for a number of years. He became certified as a vocational education teacher through Boston State College, and he received his Bachelor of Education degree at Fitchburg State College. Peter taught auto mechanics, driver’s education, english and math at Medford Vocational Technical High School for 34 years. In addition to being a teacher, Peter was a Justice of the Peace and officiated weddings for over 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.

Due to the current situation of the Corona virus and for everyone’s safety, the Ardagna family has decided to hold a private service at this time.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.


10 Entries in Guest Book for “Peter Ardagna”

  1. Rich Merrick says:

    Great guy and great friend my gym and coffee buddy will miss him big time.
    Rich Merrick

  2. Rich Merrick says:

    missing a great fried meeting and having our coffee time together.
    Rich & friend Mary

  3. Mark K. Ryan says:

    Co-teacher at MHS. Great guy. Will miss our chats at senior center Men’s Breakfast

  4. Midge O’Leary says:

    Sorry for your lost. Peter was a very nice person and a good friend to brother Rich Merrick. May God Bless him and May he Rest In Peace. Midge O’Leary

  5. Midge O’Leary says:

    Sorry for your lost. Peter was a very nice man and a good friend of my brother Rich Merrick. God Bless him and May he Rest In Peace. Midge O’Leary

  6. Donna and Bill Downie says:

    Sorry for your loss. Peter was a friend of my brother Richie, saw him and Ann at different things over the years. Very nice guy, may he be at peace.

  7. Richard C says:

    One of my favorite teachers. He will be missed. Thank you for teaching me Mr Ardagna

  8. Gene Castellanos says:

    He will be missed. Rest In Peace

  9. Scott Padden says:

    To the Ardagna Family, Mr. A was my teacher and my drivers ed instructor at MHS great teacher I learned a lot from him. He will be missed

  10. David Ewing says:

    He was a quiet and yet tremendous man; extraordinarily fair in his judgement. He will be missed by a wide range of people in Boston and beyond

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