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Stanley T. “Pete” Fairhurst

October 25, 2018

Obituary

Stanley T. "Pete" Fairhurst, 91, a longtime resident of Assonet, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018, in the Sara Brayton Nursing Center, Fall River. He was the husband of the late Helen D. (Eiche) Fairhurst.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Margaret (Wing) Fairhurst Ray and the late William Fairhurst; Stanley went on to serve his country in the United States Navy in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a proud veteran and was a lifetime member and a past commander of the American Legion, Charles A. Hathaway Post 425, in Assonet, MA.

Stanley worked as a boiler maker and field superintendent for the Riley Stoker Corp., in Worcester, MA, until his retirement, overseeing the building of power plants throughout the country. He was a proud union member from his youth, and upheld that commitment throughout his life.

He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather; an avid follower of the Red Sox and Patriots; and his lifetime passion for boating and the sea was passed down from generations before and after him. Sail away sweet soul!

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Fairhurst-Callaghan of Assonet MA. and Geralyn Fairhurst-Moquin of Sandwich, MA; a grandson, Paul Callaghan and his wife Danielle of Rehoboth, MA; a granddaughter, Michelle Freeman and her husband Dwight of Bourne, MA; three great grandchildren, Ryan, Sean and Grace Callaghan, who brought great joy to his life. He also leaves behind two sons-in-law, Michael Callaghan and Edward Dee and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was also brother of the late Franklin E. Fairhurst.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 10 AM, in the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, MA, with burial to follow at the Assonet Burying Ground. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours Thursday, 5-7 PM.

Calling Hours

NOV 1. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720

Funeral Service

NOV 2. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720

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