Peter Q. Libbey

Dec 29, 2018

Rockland — Peter Q. Libbey, 74, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at his home following a long period of multiple health issues.

Born in Rockland Aug. 2, 1944, he was the son of Dana W. and Priscilla Patterson Libbey. He was educated in Rockland schools until moving to Gray, where he graduated from Gray-New Gloucester High School.

Upon graduation, Peter enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He was ultimately stationed in Japan and told of flying missions over Vietnam, during which he could see and feel the strike of ground fire aimed at the aircraft he was in.

Although he was not a socialite, Peter immersed himself in his music, which included playing violin since an early age. He was an accomplished fine woodworker and was always seeking to improve his knowledge of any subject or task at hand. He enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Harold Simmons of Rockland.

Other than his father, Peter was predeceased by a sister Fern and brothers Dana Jr. and Scott. He is survived by his mother, of Gray; one son, William A. Libbey and his wife Ruth of St. George; two daughters, Jennifer K. White and her husband Michael of Kenduskeag, and Kathleen R. Libbey of Dedham; three sisters, Jane D. Mascari and her husband Ed of Georgia, Lynn Tibbetts and her husband Chester of Gray, and Susan Araujo and her husband Gary of Dover Foxcroft; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory or story with Peter's family, please visit their online Book of Memories at

Comments (1)
Posted by: Deborah Clarisse Morrison | Dec 30, 2018 12:25

A rare Master Craftsman in today's rush rush world.  If it could be made with wood, he could do it.  The world is a better place because of his art and dedication to the craft.  R.I.P.

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