Obituary–Peter A. Darling

Please see the following obituary for my father, Peter A. Darling – Class of 1946.

Peter A. Darling, Sr.

Peter A. Darling, Sr. of Stratham, NH and Chilmark, MA, died on March 19, 2014 at the age of 85. He was the son of A. Graeme and Julia (Crump) Darling of Schenectady, NY.

Pete was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family: Odila (Della) S. Darling, his wife of 57 years, children: Susan and her husband Michael Greeley of Foxboro, MA, Scott and his wife Linda Darling of Downingtown, PA and Peter Darling, Jr. of Woburn, MA, and grandchildren: Brendan, Tara and Mary Greeley and Kyle and Austin Darling.

Pete was a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Colgate University. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953. After his service, he worked for Scott Paper Co. for 34 years in Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Maine.

Windway, in Chilmark has been his home since 1941 after summering in various towns on the island since 1934. Pete’s love for fishing and pride for maintaining the history of Martha’s Vineyard has been passed onto his children and grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Martha’s Vineyard this summer. In lieu of flowers, Pete would want you to call your family and tell them you love them.

Thank you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Della Darling ( & Susan Greeley (

Susan Greeley for Peter A. Darling


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