BEACON FALLS — Peter “Pete” A. Christensen, 66, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Mid-State Medical Center.
Peter was born March 1, 1955, in Waterbury, the son of the late Martin and Concelia (Barbieri) Christensen. Peter spent his career serving others as a telecommunicator and 911 dispatcher. A lifelong resident, he was extremely dedicated to the Town of Beacon Falls. Peter was a longtime member and former deacon of the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. He served on the Board of Education, the Library Board of Directors, and clerked for several other town committees. Peter was a 46-year member of Beacon Hose Co. #1, where he held countless roles in the department, including firefighter, EMT, EMS director and chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.
While Peter loved his work and his town, he loved his family most of all. Peter is survived by his daughters, Britta Christensen of Wolcott and Jessica Ford, and her husband, Dan, of Sandy Hook; the light of his life, his grandson, Benjamin Ford; his sister, Laurie Lewis and her husband, Aaron; and the mother of his children, Karen Christensen. He is also remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews and his dear friends.
Visitation for Peter will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. At the conclusion of visitation, family and friends are invited to proceed to Beacon Falls, where a brief service will be held outside Beacon Hose Co. #1, followed by short memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hose Co. # 1, 35 North Main St., Beacon Falls, CT 06403.
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