Peter J. Annese, Jr., 68, of Truro died Thursday, March 10th at Eagle Pond Wellness Center in Dennis after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was the loving husband of Roberta (Vest) Annese.
Born and educated in Newton, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Mills) Annese. He enlisted in the Army after finishing high school. After the service, he went into the asphalt and landscaping businesses, but his true love was masonry. Peter, known by all as Columbus, was an accomplished Stone Mason for over 45 years. He plied his trade in Massachusetts, Colorado, California and New York.
Locally, his house in Truro is one of the few stone houses on Cape Cod; he did elegant stone artistry on the house across from the Provincetown Library on Center St.; built the Provincetown Veterans Memorial Honor Roll at the Town Hall, and the retaining wall at St. Peter the Apostle Church on Prince Street.
In addition to his loving wife of 27 years, he leaves his son Mark Annese, granddaughter Ashley and grandson Christian, all of Moultonborough, NH. A brother, Francis Annese and sister Theresa Annese, along with niece, Rae Theresa Annese, nephew Frankie Annese, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, especially Ralph and Rose Marie Annese also survive him. He was predeceased by his sister, Maryann McLean. His dogs, Guido and Gilda will miss him greatly.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Gately Funeral Home, 94 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown on Tuesday, March 15th from 9 to 10 am. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 am at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Prince St., Provincetown. Burial will be private.
If desired, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, 2095 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631.