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“Dear P,Bridie, Sean and familyMy thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad day and in the days and months ahead. Rest in peace Peter, may you...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Anne Caffrey - Family

“Hi Tammy, I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Pete's passing. I'm sending you my prayers and condolences to both you and Sam. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Paul O'Brien - Lynnfield, MA

“Dear Pee, Bridie, Sean and all the extended family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Peter will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest in...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ealma Purcell - Oldcastle

“Dear P,Bridie and Sean, So very sorry to hear the sad news about Peter. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Keogan - Mullingar - Family

“Pee, Bridie and Sean, Just to let you know we are all thinking of you, So sad to hear about the passing of Peter. I remember meeting him many years...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Elaine Galligan Virginia, Ireland

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Peter. You will all be in my prayers. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Bridget O'Brien - Mayo, Ireland

“Sorry for your loss. Condolences to all Kimmins family on the sad passing of Peter from all the O'Briens. May he rest in peace. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Barry, Dolores and Ciara O'Brien

“We are very sorry to hear about your lovely son Peter may his gentle soul rest in peace... I am Bridgets sister Kathleen..God bless and comfort all...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Gaughan - Mayo Ireland.

“So Sorry for our sudden loss ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Craig Schuyler - Worcester, MA

“Hey, Petey!I'll always remember the long chats we had about almost anything particularly my home country of Ireland to which your family are from. ...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Graham Stakem - CHARLESTOWN, MA

“So sorry to see you go brother. It was an honor and privilege to call you a friend. May the good Lord bless your family and console them. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jason Dick - Oneida, NY - Family

“In Remembrance of a life lost. With love and condolences in a time of loss for one of my closest friend's pain on the passing of his older brother....Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Shawn McMahon - Kingston, MA

“Our hearts are heavy. May you rest in Peace and in God's loving arms. We will miss you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Pat Cannon - Newburyport, MA

“Wishing you Peace as you remember and mourn this heartbreaking loss. Please know many Thoughts & Prayers are with you. How much you're wished the...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Doyle - Palm Bay, FL

“Peter only recently joined the Greater Haverhill Arts Association, though many of us knew him also through the NAA. We were looking forward to...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Greater Haverhill Arts Association GHAA - MA

“Sincere condolences to Peter and Bridie and all the Kimmins family on the sadpassing of Peter. He is at rest now in the arms of the angels and may he...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Noel and Margaret Howlin and family, Ireland Howlin

“I am so sorry to the whole kimmins family may God bless you all. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: John MACLELLAN - AUBURNDALE, MA

Peter E. Kimmins, 55, of Newburyport, passed away on March 24, 2022.

The father of his beloved children, Kennedy (Helen) Kimmins and Samuel Kimmins, Peter is also survived by his parents, Peter N. and Bridget (O'Brien) Kimmins of Watertown; his wife, Tammy Newman of Newburyport and his brother, Sean Kimmins and his wife, Jill of Sandown, New Hampshire.

Born in Newton and raised in Watertown, Peter attended the Rhode Island School of Design, the ideal environment for his creative mind to flourish. His gift for illustration and graphic design led to an accomplished career as a web designer, illustrator and creative director. Peter combined his extraordinary talent with meticulous hard work and vision to capture the intricacies, beauty and vulnerability of the human form in a way that very few artists can convey.

He was an active member of the art community, volunteering his time as a board member of the Newburyport Art Association and Newburyport Cultural Council. His greatest joys were spending time with his son Sam and sitting in front of his sketch book, honing his lifelong craft as an artist, and he will be dearly missed.

Family and friends will honor and remember Peter's life by gathering to visit at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31st in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham followed by his Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Burial is private.

A live broadcast (and recording) of the service will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday:

In lieu of flowers memorials in Peter's name may be made to River Valley Charter School, 2 Perry Way, Newburyport, MA 01950 or OR We Care Charity, in c/o Shefali Kalyani, 16 Deerfield Street, Salem, NH 03079