Obituary: Peter Mason Shanley of Naples, Fla. and Essex, Conn., formerly of Milford, Conn.

Peter Mason Shanley of Naples, Fla. and Essex, Conn., formerly of Milford, Conn., died Sept. 8, 2013.

Peter was born in Shelton, Connecticut on May 1, 1935 to Gertrude Mason Shanley and Howard Shanley.

Peter attended Fairfield Preparatory School and was a graduate of Milford High School and the University of Connecticut, class of 1956. He was veteran of the United States Army.

Peter was a businessman, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Sloan and Company, a large specialty contracting company in West Caldwell, N.J. He enjoyed traveling, adventures, boating, entertaining and spending time with his family.

Peter was a member of the New York Athletic Club, the Pelican Club and the Essex Yacht Club.

He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Brown Shanley and his daughters Elizabeth Mason Lewis and Christine Martin Shanley. He also leaves behind step-children Dori Hutchinson (Kirk), David Stauss, James Stauss (Anne), Timothy Stauss (Anna) and their children Ted Hutchinson, Meg Hutchinson, Will Hutchinson, Jack Stauss, Mattie Stauss, Kate Stauss, Liam Stauss, Heidy Stauss, Nathaniel Stauss and Henry Stauss.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham Mass, 01701.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 14 Prospect Street, Essex.

Peter was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook, Connecticut.

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