Peter Ham, 78, Darien Builder, Firefighter, Former Longtime Town Resident


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Peter Guy Ham, a resident of Southbury and a former longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Friday, March 1 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family.He was 78.

ObitBorn on Sept. 22, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late William Guy and Pauline Ham.

Peter graduated from Darien High School and served with the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime local Darien builder owner of Peter G. Ham, Inc. He served with the Darien Fire Department, Noroton Fire Department and Southbury Volunteer Fire Association.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeane (Anderson) Ham; two sons: Andrew S. Ham (Jacqueline) and Peter J. Ham; a daughter, Bonnie Ham Contigiani (James); granddaughter, Mallory Ham; grandsons: Ethan Ham and Jack Contigiani; and a brother, John Ham (Janet).

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Noroton Presbyterian Chapel, 2011 Post Road, Darien. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien with full military honors.

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