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Peter Lewis Freire, 71, died peacefully after a heroic battle with cancer on Thursday, Nov. 29 2012, at his home in Lathrop, Calif. He was born in San Luis Obispo and attended Arroyo Grande Schools having taken on the trades of painting and house moving. In 1987, he moved with his family to Lathrop, where he was a city supervisor. He retired after 20 years with the city, with awards for exemplary service in 2007. Peter enjoyed his family and friends to the fullest and traveled extensively with his loving wife, Lynne. He also loved gardening and the outdoors. Peter is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lynne Freire; sons Peter Mathew Freire, Gene Pringle and Buckley Pringle; daughters Debbie Milan, Michelle Freire, Diane Ziegler and Sherlene Pringle; brother, Gary Freire; and sister, Marcella Hanrahan; 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Alta Freire; brothers Frank Freire, Richard Freire and Eddie Freire, all of Arroyo Grande, and James Freire of Alaska; sisters Dolores Thornquist of San Luis Obispo; and Mary Anna Cavanagh of Santa Margarita. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Lathrop City Senior Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Jacqualyn Palchak Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1614, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; or the San Joaquin Hospice.
Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on December 1, 2012