October 12, 2018

Middletown, NY

Peter J. Rufo, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Friday, October 12, 2018 at his home in Middletown, New York. He was 69.

Peter is survived by his loving wife, Susan; his children: Beth Palyo, Sarah Huchital and husband, Eric, Matthew Rufo and wife, Sarah; his eight grandchildren: Damian, Kathryn, Andrew, Claire, Owen, Helen, Willow and Jane; his sisters: Gerri Holterman and Maria Devasto. He was loved and will be missed by his family and many friends.

Peter proudly served in the United State Navy during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1971. He worked as an Engine Mechanic on the USS Vulcan.

Peter loved riding his motorcycle, playing piano, photography, and traveling with friends and family. He worked at Westchester County Jail where he started as a Corrections Officer. He was promoted to Captain and worked as a Training Instructor. He retired in 2005.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th at Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Ave, Middletown, NY 10940. A funeral service will be held at at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 90 Euclid Ave, Middletown, NY 10940 on Wednesday, October 16 at a time yet to be determined.

Donations in Peter's name may be sent to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or American Cancer Society at cancer.org.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Martinez-Morse Funeral Home. Messages of condolences may be left at www.morsefuneralhome.com