Posted by Alexander Falk on Sep 08, 2022
Peter E. Simonsen, 72, passed away September 5th at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy battle with kidney disease. Born in Malden, he was the son of the late Aage A. Simonsen and Edna A. (Dauphinee) Simonsen. He was the beloved husband of Diane Humphries Simonsen for 49 years.

Peter attended Saugus High School and was a graduate of Northeastern University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Insurance. Peter held senior financial positions for over 45 years mainly as Chief Financial Officer at Cape Ann Bank and Trust, Beverly National Bank and ending his career at SeniorCare Inc. in Gloucester.

Peter joined Rotary in 1991 as a charter member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Wenham. He was president of the club in 1996-1997. Over the years he held many positions in Rotary District culminating with serving as District Governor in 2014-2015.

Peter was a trustee of Marblehead Bank, past Treasurer of Wenham Museum, Harborlight Community Partners, and was past President and Treasurer of Beverly Bootstraps.
Peter was a long time member of Wenham Country Club and Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. He also was a member of Lost City Golf Club in Atlantis, Florida.
In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by his brother Paul and his wife Linda of Buxton, Maine. He is also survived by his nieces Elizabeth Humphries of Newton, Kimberly Welikadage of Alton, Maine, and nephews Randy Gregory of Marblehead and Paul Humphries Jr. of Lynn.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly at 11a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held from 9a.m. to 11a.m. Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Peter’s name to Wenham Museum or Beverly Bootstraps. Information, directions and condolences at