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Peter Lewis Freire
Died November 29, 2012

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.

Peter was a self-proclaimed workaholic, he enjoyed his job tremendously. Peter took care of the City of Lathrop as he would his own home. He was the go to man when there would be graffiti walls or traffic signs where down.   Peter 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; Peter was also preceded by stepson James 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.

P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Freire Family. A celebration of his honorable life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Lathrop Senior Center, 15707 5th Street, Lathrop, California. Everyone is welcome. For condolences to the family please visit our website at search obituaries.   

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, December 12, 2012