Peter J. Yesmentes

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 8:00am

Peter Jon Yesmentes of East Boothbay died unexpectedly at home on Oct. 6, 2020 at the age of 82.

Pete was strong, proud, independent and incredibly loving There was nothing about him that was half way. He lived, loved and worked with his whole heart and soul. Over the years he was a field service engineer, a pilot, an avid skier, school bus driver, prankster, farmer and worldwide traveler from the banana groves in Panama to the streets of Beijing. He was fearless.

It was his sense humor and love of adventure that captivated his wife Eleanor to whom he was married for more than 61 years.

Besides his wife, Pete is survived by a son, Peter of Winchendon, Massachusetts; a daughter, Katie Daley and her husband Dan of Mendon, Massachusettts and was predeceased by his youngest child, Sarah Plummer, wife of Todd Plummer of Boothbay. Pete is also survived by six grandsons, Alden and Austin Daley, Evan and Peter Yesmentes, Troy and Jay Plummer, and his big sister Marion Rametta and her husband Tom, all of whom he adored. His family meant everything to him and he meant the world to them.

Pete was active in the Boothbay Shores Association and the Down East Yacht Club. He took joy in snowplowing for his neighbors and watching over their summer homes. He loved to help anyone and everyone.

There will be no calling hours, just a private service at a later date. Pete always said he wanted to die with his boots on, be cremated and tossed into the sea. He got his wish.

Contributions to honor Pete may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.