Peter F. Coville, 83

Jul 21, 2021

Peter F. Coville, 83, of Mattapoisett died July 19, 2021, at Milford Medical Center.

He was the husband of the late Nancy D. (Dunham) Coville with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Wareham, Peter was the son of the late Lawrence and Stella (Ryder) Coville. He lived in Wareham before moving to Mattapoisett in 1972.

Peter earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bridgewater State College, and his doctorate from Boston College. He spent his career in the Wareham Public Schools first as a high school English teacher and then as principal of the Minot Forest School. Peter volunteered at Tobey Hospital in Wareham and was a member of the Tobey Guild.

Peter and Nancy loved to travel and entertain. In his later years, Peter enjoyed a quiet life at Golden Pond Assisted Living where he was a beloved resident. An avid reader, you could always find him buried in the latest bestseller!

Peter is survived by his two spectacular children, son Christopher Coville and his wife Susan of Williston, Florida, and Plymouth, Massachusetts, and daughter Joannah Sampson and her husband Gerard of Daniel Island, South Carolina.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. Funeral and burial at a later date will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Gleason Family YMCA 33 Charge Pond Rd., Wareham, MA 02571. For directions and online guestbook and directions, please visit